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US [ˈpriˌtekst]
UK [ˈpriːˌtekst]
  • n.借口;托辞
  • v.借口
  • Web托词;藉口;挡箭牌
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n.
1.
~ (for sth/for doing sth).~ (to do sth)
借口;托辞a false reason that you give for doing sth, usually sth bad, in order to hide the real reason; an excuse
The incident was used as a pretext for intervention in the area.
这次事件成了干涉那个地区的借口。
He left the party early on the pretext of having work to do.
他借口有事要处理,早早离开了聚会。

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