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barely

US [ˈberli]
UK [ˈbeə(r)li]
  • adv.仅仅;几乎不;几乎没有;刚刚
  • Web勉强;几乎不能;赤裸裸地
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adv.
1.
仅仅;刚刚;勉强可能in a way that is just possible but only with difficulty
The music was barely audible.
音乐声勉强能听见。
She was barely able to stand.
她勉强能站立。
We barely had time to catch the train.
我们差点没赶上火车。
2.
几乎不;几乎没有in a way that almost does not happen or exist
She barely acknowledged his presence.
她只略微向他打了个招呼。
There was barely any smell.
几乎没有什么气味。
3.
刚好;不超过(某个数量、年龄、时间等)just; certainly not more than (a particular amount, age, time, etc.)
Barely 50% of the population voted.
仅有 50% 的人口投票。
He was barely 20 years old and already running his own company.
他只有 20 岁,却已经营起自己的公司了。
They arrived barely a minute later.
过了不到一分钟他们就到了。
4.
刚才;刚刚only a very short time before
I had barely started speaking when he interrupted me.
我刚刚开始讲话,他便打断了我。

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