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betray

US [bɪˈtreɪ]
UK [bɪ'treɪ]
  • v.辜负;出卖;泄露(机密);对…不忠
  • Web背叛;暴露;泄漏
Simple Present:betrays  Present Participle:betraying  Past Tense:betrayed  
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v.
1.
出卖;泄露(机密)to give information about sb/sth to an enemy
He was offered money to betray his colleagues.
有人收买他出卖他的同事。
For years they had been betraying state secrets to Russia.
他们多年来一直向俄罗斯泄露国家机密。
2.
~ sb/sth
辜负;对…不忠to hurt sb who trusts you, especially by not being loyal or faithful to them
She felt betrayed when she found out the truth about him.
她发现他的真实情况时,感到受了欺骗。
She betrayed his trust over and over again.
她一次又一次地辜负了他的信任。
I have never known her to betray a confidence(= tell other people sth that should be kept secret) .
我从未听说过她泄露秘密。
3.
~ sth
背叛(原则或信仰)to ignore your principles or beliefs in order to achieve sth or gain an advantage for yourself
He has been accused of betraying his former socialist ideals.
有人指责他背弃了他先前的社会主义理想。
4.
(无意中)泄露信息,流露情感to tell sb or make them aware of a piece of information, a feeling, etc., usually without meaning to
His voice betrayed the worry he was trying to hide.
他的声音掩盖不了内心的担忧。
She was terrified of saying something that would make her betray herself(= show her feelings or who she was) .
她害怕说话时泄了自己的底。

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