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afford

美 [əˈfɔrd]
英 [əˈfɔː(r)d]
  • v.提供;给予;买得起;(有时间)做
  • 网络负担得起;担负得起;付得起
第三人称单数:affords  现在分词:affording  过去式:afforded  
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v.
1.
[nopass]
买得起;(有时间)做,能做to have enough money or time to be able to buy or to do sth
Can we afford a new car?
我们买得起一辆新车吗?
None of them could afford £50 for a ticket.
他们中没有哪个拿得出 50 英镑买一张票。
She felt she couldn't afford any more time off work.
她觉得再也抽不出时间歇班了。
We can't afford to go abroad this summer.
今年夏天我们没有足够的钱去国外。
She never took a taxi, even though she could afford to.
尽管她坐得起出租汽车,但她从来不坐。
He couldn't afford the money to go on the trip.
这次旅行他钱不够。
2.
[nopass]
~ to do sth
承担得起(后果)if you say that youcan't afford to do sth, you mean that you should not do it because it will cause problems for you if you do
We cannot afford to ignore this warning.
我们对这个警告绝不能等闲视之。
They could ill afford to lose any more staff.
他们再也不能损失员工了。
We cannot afford any more delays.
我们不能再有任何耽搁了。
3.
提供;给予to provide sb with sth
The tree affords some shelter from the sun.
这棵树可以挡一挡太阳。
The programme affords young people the chance to gain work experience.
这项计划给年轻人提供了获得工作经验的机会。

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