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quell

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UK [kwel]
  • v.平息;制止;消除;镇压
  • n.〈古〉屠杀
  • Web压制;减轻;弹压
Simple Present:quells  Present Participle:quelling  Past Tense:quelled  
quell
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v.
1.
~ sth/sb
制止;平息;镇压to stop sth such as violent behaviour or protests
Extra police were called in to quell the disturbances.
已调集了增援警力来平定骚乱。
She started to giggle, but Bob quelled her with a look.
她格格地笑了起来,但鲍勃用眼神制止了她。
2.
~ sth
消除,缓解,减轻(强烈或不快的感情)to stop or reduce strong or unpleasant feelings
to quell your fears
消除恐惧

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