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slate

US [sleɪt]
UK [sleɪt]
  • n.石板;板岩;(盖房顶的)石板瓦;(选举中的)候选人名单
  • v.安排;(尤指在报纸上)批评;预定;计划
  • Web板石;石板书;蓝灰
Plural Form:slates  Present Participle:slating  Past Tense:slated  
slate
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n.
1.
[u]
板岩;石板a type of dark grey stone that splits easily into thin flat layers
a slate quarry
板岩采石场
The sea was the colour of slate.
大海的颜色像石板。
2.
[c]
(盖房顶的)石板瓦a small thin piece of slate , used for covering roofs
A loose slate had fallen from the roof.
一块松动的石板瓦从房顶上掉了下来。
3.
[c]
(选举中的)候选人名单a list of the candidates in an election
a slate of candidates
候选人名单
the Democratic slate
民主党候选人名单
4.
[c]
(旧时学生用以写字的)石板a small sheet of slate in a wooden frame, used in the past in schools for children to write on
v.
1.
~ sb/sth (for sth)
(尤指在报纸上)批评,抨击to criticize sb/sth, especially in a newspaper
to slate a book/play/writer
批评一部书╱一出戏╱一位作家
2.
[usupass]
预定;计划;安排to plan that sth will happen at a particular time in the future
The houses were first slated for demolition five years ago.
这些房子在五年前就确定要拆除了。
The new store is slated to open in spring.
新商店预计春天开业。
3.
[usupass]
(informal)
推举;选定to suggest or choose sb for a job, position, etc.
I was told that I was being slated for promotion.
我听说,我被定为提升的人选。
He is slated to play the lead in the new musical.
他获选在新的音乐剧中担任主角。

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