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staple

US [ˈsteɪp(ə)l]
UK ['steɪpl]
  • n.主食;订书钉;主要产品;主要成分
  • v.装订
  • adj.最重要的
  • Web钉书钉;主要的;钉书针
Plural Form:staples  Present Participle:stapling  Past Tense:stapled  
staple
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adj.
1.
[obn]
主要的;基本的;重要的forming a basic, large or important part of sth
The staple crop is rice.
主要农作物为水稻。
Jeans are a staple part of everyone's wardrobe.
在每个人的衣橱里,牛仔裤是必不可少的。
n.
1.
订书钉a small piece of wire that is used in a device called a stapler and is pushed through pieces of paper and bent over at the ends in order to fasten the pieces of paper together
2.
U 形钉; U 形电线卡a small piece of metal in the shape of a U that is hit into wooden surfaces using a hammer , used especially for holding electrical wires in place
3.
基本食物;主食a basic type of food that is used a lot
Aid workers helped distribute corn, milk and other staples.
救助人员协助分发谷物、牛奶及其他基本食物。
4.
(某国的)主要产品,支柱产品something that is produced by a country and is important for its economy
Rubber became the staple of the Malayan economy.
橡胶成了马来亚经济的支柱产品。
5.
~ (of sth)
主要部分;重要内容a large or important part of sth
Royal gossip is a staple of the tabloid press.
围绕王室成员的飞短流长是小报的主要内容。
v.
1.
~ sth + adv./prep.
用订书钉装订to attach one thing to another using a staple or staples
Staple the invoice to the receipt.
把发票订到收据上。
Staple the invoice and the receipt together.
把发票和收据订在一起。

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