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penetrate

US [ˈpenəˌtreɪt]
UK ['penə.treɪt]
  • v.渗透;进入;穿过;看透
  • Web穿透;渗入;看穿
Simple Present:penetrates  Present Participle:penetrating  Past Tense:penetrated  
penetrate
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v.
1.
[t][i]
穿过;进入to go into or through sth
The knife had penetrated his chest.
刀子刺入了他的胸膛。
The sun's radiation penetrates the skin.
太阳的辐射能透进皮肤。
The war penetrates every area of the nation's life.
战争波及全国国民生活的各个领域。
These fine particles penetrate deep into the lungs.
这些微小的尘埃可深深地吸入肺部。
2.
[t][i]
渗透,打入(组织、团体等)to succeed in entering or joining an organization, a group, etc. especially when this is difficult to do
They had penetrated airport security.
他们已打入机场保安组织。
The party has been penetrated by extremists.
极端分子已经打入了这个党。
This year the company has been trying to penetrate new markets(= to start selling their products there) .
今年这家公司一直试图打入新市场。
The troops had penetrated deep into enemy lines.
部队已经深入敌军防线。
3.
[t]
~ sth
看透;透过…看见to see or show a way into or through sth
Our eyes could not penetrate the darkness.
我们的眼睛在黑暗中什么也看不见。
The flashlights barely penetrated the gloom.
手电筒勉强照见那幽暗处。
4.
[t]
~ sth
洞察;发现;揭示to understand or discover sth that is difficult to understand or is hidden
Science can penetrate many of nature's mysteries.
科学能揭示自然界的许多奥秘。
5.
[i][t]
被领悟;被理解to be understood or realized by sb
I was at the door before his words penetrated.
我走到门口才听懂了他说的话。
None of my advice seems to have penetrated his thick skull(= he has not listened to any of it) .
他那木脑袋似乎一点也听不进我的忠告。
6.
[t]
~ sb/sth
(以阴茎)插入to put the penis into the vagina or anus of a sexual partner

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