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counterbalance

US [ˈkaʊntərˌbæləns]
UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌbæləns]
  • v.抵消;抗衡;对…起平衡作用
  • n.平衡抵消物;平衡重(或块、锤)
  • Web使平衡;弥补;平衡力
Simple Present:counterbalances  Present Participle:counterbalancing  Past Tense:counterbalanced  
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v.
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~ sth
抗衡;抵消;对…起平衡作用to have an equal but opposite effect to sth else
Parents' natural desire to protect their children should be counterbalanced by the child's need for independence.
父母保护孩子的本能愿望应当与孩子独立的需要相平衡。
n.
1.
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~ (to sth)
平衡抵消物;平衡重(或块、锤)a thing that has an equal but opposite effect to sth else and can be used to limit the bad effects of sth
The accused's right to silence was a vital counterbalance to the powers of the police.
被告人的沉默权对警方的权力是一种至关重要的抗衡。

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