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hostage

US [ˈhɑstɪdʒ]
UK [ˈhɒstɪdʒ]
  • n.人质
  • Web抵押品;火线对峙;终极人质
Plural Form:hostages  
hostage
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n.
1.
人质a person who is captured and held prisoner by a person or group, and who may be injured or killed if people do not do what the person or group is asking
Three children were taken hostage during the bank robbery.
在银行抢劫案中有三名儿童被扣为人质。
He was held hostage for almost a year.
他被扣为人质几近一年。
The government is negotiating the release of the hostages.
政府正就释放人质进行谈判。
IDM
a hostage to fortune
可能招惹麻烦(或担忧)的东西(或许诺);造成后患的事物something that you have, or have promised to do, that could cause trouble or worry in the future

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