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  • conj.〈正式〉以免
  • Web免得;唯恐;惟恐
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conj.
1.
免得;以免in order to prevent sth from happening
He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob.
他紧抓着他弟弟的胳膊,怕他让暴民踩着。
2.
(引出产生某种情感的原因)唯恐,担心used to introduce the reason for the particular emotion mentioned
She was afraid lest she had revealed too much.
她担心她泄露得太多了。

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Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
Source:AllAll,DictionaryDictionary,WebWeb
Difficulty:AllAll,EasyEasy,MiddleMiddle,HardHard
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