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deepen

US [ˈdipən]
UK [ˈdiːpən]
  • v.加深;(使情感、感觉等)加强;恶化;(使)变深
  • Web深化;加浓;使加深
Simple Present:deepens  Present Participle:deepening  Past Tense:deepened  
deepen
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1.
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~ (sth) (into sth)
(使情感、感觉等)加强,变强烈if an emotion or a feelingdeepens , or if sthdeepens it, it becomes stronger
Their friendship soon deepened into love.
他们的友谊很快发展成为爱情。
2.
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~ (sth)
(使)变糟,恶化,严重to become worse; to make sth worse
Warships were sent in as the crisis deepened.
危机加重时军舰便奉命来到现场。
a deepening economic recession
越来越严重的经济衰退
3.
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(使)变深;加深to become deeper; to make sth deeper
The water deepened gradually.
水渐渐变深了。
His frown deepened.
他的眉头皱得更紧了。
There were plans to deepen a stretch of the river.
曾经有过加深一段河道的计划。
4.
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~ sth
增长(知识);加深(理解)to improve your knowledge or understanding of sth
an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of different cultures
学生加深理解不同文化的机会
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~ (sth)
(使色泽、光线等)变浓;(使)变昏暗if colour or lightdeepens or if sthdeepens it, it becomes darker
deepening shadows
越来越暗的阴影
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~ (sth) (to sth)
(使声音)变低沉if a sound or voicedeepens or if youdeepen it, it becomes lower or you make it lower
His voice deepened to a growl.
他的声音变成了低沉的怒吼。
7.
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深(呼吸);喘(大气)if your breathingdeepens , you breathe more deeply than usual

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