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quicken

US [ˈkwɪkən]
UK ['kwɪkən]
  • v.加速;变得更活跃;使更活跃
  • Web加快;鼓舞;刺激
Simple Present:quickens  Present Participle:quickening  Past Tense:quickened  
quicken
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v.
1.
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(使)加快,加速to become quicker or make sth quicker
She felt her heartbeat quicken as he approached.
随着他的走近,她觉得自己的心跳加速了。
He quickened his pace to catch up with them.
他加快脚步追赶他们。
2.
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~ (sth)
变得更活跃;使更活跃to become more active; to make sth more active
His interest quickened as he heard more about the plan.
他越听这个计划越觉得感兴趣。

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