lull

US [lʌl]
UK [lʌl]
  • v.缓和;使放松;使镇静;(使)减弱
  • n.间歇
  • Web使安静;暂停;麻痹
Plural Form:lulls  Present Participle:lulling  Past Tense:lulled  
lull
n.
1.
[ususing]
~ (in sth)
(活动间的)平静时期,间歇a quiet period between times of activity
a lull in the conversation/fighting
谈话╱战斗中的沉寂
Just before an attack everything would go quiet but we knew it was just the lull before the storm(= before a time of noise or trouble) .
就在攻击开始前一切都变得沉寂,我们知道这只是风暴前的平静。
v.
1.
[t]
~ sb
使放松;使镇静to make sb relaxed and calm
The vibration of the engine lulled the children to sleep .
发动机的颤动使得孩子们睡着了。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)减弱;缓和to make sth, or to become, less strong
His father's arrival lulled the boy's anxiety.
男孩在他父亲来了后便不那么焦躁不安了。

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