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stagger

US [ˈstæɡə(r)]
UK [ˈstæɡə(r)]
  • n.摇晃;蹒跚(的步伐)
  • v.(因衰弱, 负重, 醉酒等)蹒跚;摇摆;(指打击或震惊)使蹒跚
  • Web交错;摇摇晃晃;踉跄
Past Tense:staggered  Present Participle:staggering  Simple Present:staggers  
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1.
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摇摇晃晃地走;蹒跚;踉跄to walk with weak unsteady steps, as if you are about to fall
The injured woman staggered to her feet.
受伤的女人摇摇晃晃地站起身来。
He staggered home, drunk.
他喝醉酒,踉跄着回了家。
We seem to stagger from one crisis to the next.
我们仿佛在接连不断的危机中举步维艰。
The company is staggering under the weight of a £10m debt.
公司在 1 000 万英镑债务的重压下步履艰难。
I managed to stagger the last few steps.
我好不容易跌跌撞撞走了这最后几步。
2.
[t]
使震惊;使大吃一惊to shock or surprise sb very much
Her remarks staggered me.
她的话让我震惊。
It staggers me that the government is doing nothing about it.
政府对此竟然不采取任何措施,我觉得不可思议。
3.
[t]
~ sth
使交错;使错开to arrange for events that would normally happen at the same time to start or happen at different times
There were so many runners that they had to stagger the start.
参加赛跑的选手很多,他们不得不把起跑的时间错开。

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