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enemy

US [ˈenəmi]
UK ['enəmi]
  • n.敌人;敌军;敌国;仇人
  • adj.敌人的
  • Web仇敌;敌兵;敌对
Plural Form:enemies  
enemy
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n.
1.
[c]
敌人;仇人;反对者a person who hates sb or who acts or speaks against sb/sth
He has a lot of enemies in the company.
他在公司里有很多对头。
After just one day, she had already made an enemy of her manager.
刚过一天她就已经与经理为敌了。
It is rare to find a prominent politician with few political enemies .
没有什么政敌的杰出从政者是罕见的。
The state has a duty to protect its citizens against external enemies.
国家有义务保护本国公民不受外敌侵犯。
Birds are the natural enemies of many insect pests(= they kill them) .
鸟类是许多害虫的天敌。
2.
[singspv]
敌国;敌军;敌兵a country that you are fighting a war against; the soldiers, etc. of this country
The enemy was/were forced to retreat.
敌军被迫撤退了。
enemy forces/aircraft/territory
敌军;敌机;敌方领土
behind enemy lines(= the area controlled by the enemy)
在敌后
3.
[c]
~ (of sth)
危害物;大敌anything that harms sth or prevents it from being successful
Poverty and ignorance are the enemies of progress.
贫穷和愚昧阻碍进步。

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