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torture

US [ˈtɔrtʃər]
UK [ˈtɔː(r)tʃə(r)]
  • n.酷刑;拷打;拷问;痛苦
  • v.拷打;拷问;严刑逼供;使痛苦
  • Web折磨;虐待;刑讯
Simple Present:tortures  Present Participle:torturing  Past Tense:tortured  
torture
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n.
1.
拷打;拷问;酷刑the act of causing sb severe pain in order to punish them or make them say or do sth
Many of the refugees have suffered torture.
许多难民都遭受过拷打。
the use of torture
施酷刑
terrible instruments of torture
可怕的刑讯工具
His confessions were made under torture .
他被屈打成招。
I heard stories of gruesome tortures in prisons.
我听说过监狱里令人毛骨悚然的刑讯。
2.
(informal)
(精神上或肉体上的)折磨,痛苦;折磨人的事物mental or physical suffering; sth that causes this
The interview was sheer torture from start to finish.
这次面试从头至尾使人备受煎熬。
v.
1.
拷打;拷问;严刑逼供to hurt sb physically or mentally in order to punish them or make them tell you sth
Many of the rebels were captured and tortured by secret police.
反叛者中许多人被捕并遭受到秘密警察的酷刑。
He was tortured into giving them the information.
他受不住酷刑被迫向他们供出了情报。
2.
~ sb
使痛苦;使苦恼;使焦急;使受煎熬to make sb feel extremely unhappy or anxious
He spent his life tortured by the memories of his childhood.
童年的记忆使他痛苦了一辈子。

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