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defy

US [dɪˈfaɪ]
UK [dɪ'faɪ]
  • v.蔑视;违抗;反抗;无法(相信、解释、描绘等)
  • Web藐视;公然反抗;向…挑战
Past Tense:defied  Present Participle:defying  Simple Present:defies  
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v.
1.
~ sb/sth
违抗;反抗;蔑视to refuse to obey or show respect for sb in authority, a law, a rule, etc.
I wouldn't have dared to defy my teachers.
我可不敢不听老师的话。
Hundreds of people today defied the ban on political gatherings.
今天有数百人违抗禁止政治集会的规定。
2.
~ belief, explanation, description, etc.
不可能,无法(相信、解释、描绘等)to be impossible or almost impossible to believe, explain, describe, etc.
a political move that defies explanation
无法解释的政治举动
The beauty of the scene defies description.
景色之美简直难以描绘。
3.
~ sth
经受住;顶住;抗住to successfully resist sth to a very unusual degree
The baby boy defied all the odds and survived(= stayed alive when it seemed certain that he would die) .
这名男婴九死一生活了下来。

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