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contrive

US [kənˈtraɪv]
UK [kən'traɪv]
  • v.(不顾困难而)设法做到;(克服困难)促成某事;巧妙地策划
  • Web发明;设计;图谋
Simple Present:contrives  Present Participle:contriving  Past Tense:contrived  
contrive
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v.
1.
~ to do sth
(不顾困难而)设法做到to manage to do sth despite difficulties
She contrived to spend a couple of hours with him every Sunday evening.
每周星期日晚上她都设法与他待上几个小时。
2.
~ sth
(克服困难)促成某事to succeed in making sth happen despite difficulties
I decided to contrive a meeting between the two of them.
我决定设法让他们双方见上一面。
3.
~ sth
巧妙地策划;精巧地制造(如机器)to think of or make sth, for example a plan or a machine, in a clever way
They contrived a plan to defraud the company.
他们精心策划要欺诈那家公司。

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