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canvass

US [ˈkænvəs]
UK ['kænvəs]
  • v.游说;劝说;兜售;(大范围的)调查
  • n.游说;讨论;民意调查
  • Web征求意见;拉票;游说拉票
Simple Present:canvasses  Present Participle:canvassing  Past Tense:canvassed  
canvass
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v.
1.
[i][t]
游说;拉选票to ask sb to support a particular person, political party, etc., especially by going around an area and talking to people
He spent the whole month canvassing for votes.
他花了整整一个月四处游说拉选票。
Party workers are busy canvassing local residents.
党务工作者正忙于游说当地居民。
2.
[t]
调查(民意);征求(意见)to ask people about sth in order to find out what they think about it
He has been canvassing opinion on the issue.
他一直在征求对这个问题的意见。
People are being canvassed for their views on the proposed new road.
正在就计划修建的新道路征求人们的意见。
3.
[t]
~ support
努力争取支持to try and get support from a group of people
4.
[t]
~ sth
详细(或彻底)讨论to discuss an idea thoroughly
The proposal is currently being canvassed.
目前人们正在详细讨论这个提案。

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