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tarnish

US [ˈtɑrnɪʃ]
UK [ˈtɑː(r)nɪʃ]
  • v.玷污;(使)失去光泽
  • n.(金属表面上的)暗锈
  • Web使失去光泽;败坏;晦暗
Simple Present:tarnishes  Present Participle:tarnishing  Past Tense:tarnished  
tarnish
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)失去光泽,暗淡if metaltarnishes or sthtarnishes it, it no longer looks bright and shiny
The mirrors had tarnished with age.
这些镜子因年深日久而照影不清楚。
The silver candlesticks were tarnished and dusty.
银烛台都发乌了,满是灰尘。
2.
[t]
~ sth
玷污,败坏,损坏(名声等)to spoil the good opinion people have of sb/sth
He hopes to improve the newspaper's somewhat tarnished public image.
他希望改善报纸略有受损的公众形象。
n.
1.
[sing][u]
(金属表面上的)暗锈a thin layer on the surface of a metal that makes it look dull and not bright

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