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inflate

US [ɪnˈfleɪt]
UK [ɪn'fleɪt]
  • v.膨胀;使充气;鼓吹;吹捧
  • Web抬高;使膨胀;使通货等膨胀
Simple Present:inflates  Present Participle:inflating  Past Tense:inflated  
Inflate
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
使充气;膨胀to fill sth or become filled with gas or air
Inflate your life jacket by pulling sharply on the cord.
猛拽绳扣使你的救生衣充气。
The life jacket failed to inflate.
救生衣未能充气。
2.
[t]
~ sth
鼓吹;吹捧to make sth appear to be more important or impressive than it really is
3.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)涨价to increase the price of sth; to increase in price
The principal effect of the demand for new houses was to inflate prices.
对新住宅需求的主要结果是促使价格上涨。
Food prices are no longer inflating at the same rate as last year.
食物价格的上涨率已不再像去年那样高了。

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