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eclipse

US [ɪˈklɪps]
UK [ɪ'klɪps]
  • n.日食;月食;黯然失色
  • v.遮住…的光;使失色;使相形见绌;使丧失重要性
  • Web日蚀;月蚀;伊柯丽斯
Plural Form:eclipses  Present Participle:eclipsing  Past Tense:eclipsed  
eclipse
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n.
1.
[c]
日食;月食an occasion when the moon passes between the earth and the sun so that you cannot see all or part of the sun for a time; an occasion when the earth passes between the moon and the sun so that you cannot see all or part of the moon for a time
an eclipse of the sun/moon
日食;月食
a total/partial eclipse
全蚀;偏蚀
2.
[sing][u]
(重要性、权势等的)丧失,黯然失色,暗淡a loss of importance, power, etc. especially because sb/sth else has become more important, powerful, etc.
The election result marked the eclipse of the right wing.
选举结果标志着右翼的失势。
Her work was in eclipse for most of the 20th century.
她的作品在 20 世纪大部分时间里都湮没无闻。
v.
1.
[oftpass]
~ sth
遮住…的光to cause an eclipse
2.
~ sb/sth
使失色;使相形见绌;使丧失重要性to make sb/sth seem dull or unimportant by comparison
Though a talented player, he was completely eclipsed by his brother.
他虽是个天才运动员,但与他的哥哥相比就黯然失色了。

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