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desperate

US [ˈdesp(ə)rət]
UK ['desp(ə)rət]
  • adj.渴望;(因绝望而)不惜冒险的;绝望的;孤注一掷的
  • Web不顾一切的;拼死的;令人绝望的
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adj.
1.
(因绝望而)不惜冒险的,不顾一切的,拼命的feeling or showing that you have little hope and are ready to do anything without worrying about danger to yourself or others
The prisoners grew increasingly desperate.
犯人因绝望而越来越胆大妄为。
Stores are getting desperate after two years of poor sales.
两年来销路不畅,商店不惜冒起险来。
Somewhere out there was a desperate man, cold, hungry, hunted.
那外面有个男人又冷又饿,还有人抓他,走投无路了。
I heard sounds of a desperate struggle in the next room.
我听到隔壁房间里有拼命挣扎的声音。
2.
[ubn]
绝望的;孤注一掷的;铤而走险的giving little hope of success; tried when everything else has failed
a desperate bid for freedom
孤注一掷争取自由的努力
She clung to the edge in a desperate attempt to save herself.
为了活命,她拼命抓住边缘。
His increasing financial difficulties forced him to take desperate measures .
不断增加的经济困难迫使他采取了铤而走险的办法。
Doctors were fighting a desperate battle to save the little girl's life.
医生们不惜一切地奋力抢救小女孩的生命。
3.
[nubn]
非常需要;极想;渴望needing or wanting sth very much
He was so desperate for a job he would have done anything.
他当时太想找份工作了,什么事都愿意干。
I'm desperate for a cigarette.
我很想抽支烟。
I was absolutely desperate to see her.
我极想见到她。
4.
极严重的;极危险的;很危急的extremely serious or dangerous
The children are in desperate need of love and attention.
这些孩子非常需要爱心和关注。
They face a desperate shortage of clean water.
他们面临洁净水的严重短缺。

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