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disaster

US [dɪˈzæstər]
UK [dɪˈzɑːstə(r)]
  • n.灾害;灾难;灾祸;不幸
  • Web天灾;祸患;大祸
Plural Form:disasters  
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n.
1.
[c]
灾难;灾祸;灾害an unexpected event, such as a very bad accident, a flood or a fire, that kills a lot of people or causes a lot of damage
an air disaster
空难
environmental disasters
环境灾难
Thousands died in the disaster.
数千人在这场灾祸中丧生。
a natural disaster(= one that is caused by nature)
自然灾害
2.
[c][u]
不幸;祸患a very bad situation that causes problems
Losing your job doesn't have to be such a disaster.
丢了工作不一定就是大难临头。
Disaster struck when the wheel came off.
车轮脱落,灾难就来了。
financial disaster
严重的财政危机
Letting her organize the party is a recipe for disaster(= something that is likely to go badly wrong) .
让她来组织这次聚会非坏事不可。
3.
[c][u]
(informal)
彻底失败的人(或事)a complete failure
As a teacher, he's a disaster.
他当老师压根儿就不称职。
The play's first night was a total disaster.
这出戏头一晚就彻底演砸了。

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