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weaken

US [ˈwikən]
UK [ˈwiːkən]
  • v.削弱;减弱;衰弱;动摇
  • Web变弱;弱化;使...弱
Simple Present:weakens  Present Participle:weakening  Past Tense:weakened  
weaken
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sb/sth)
(使)虚弱,衰弱;减弱;削弱to make sb/sth less strong or powerful; to become less strong or powerful
The team has been weakened by injury.
这个队因伤实力减弱。
The new evidence weakens the case against her.
新的证据削弱了诉她的案由。
His authority is steadily weakening.
他的权威日趋减弱。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
使强度减弱;削弱to make sth less physically strong; to become less physically strong
The explosion had weakened the building's foundations.
爆炸松动了这座楼房的地基。
She felt her legs weaken.
她觉得两腿无力。
3.
[i][t]
使(肯定程度)减弱;动摇;犹豫to become or make sb become less determined or certain about sth
You must not agree to do it. Don't weaken.
你们一定不能同意做这件事。别心软。
Nothing could weaken his resolve to continue.
什么也不能削弱他继续下去的决心。

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