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maintain

US [meɪnˈteɪn]
UK [meɪn'teɪn]
  • v.维护;保持;坚持;抚养
  • Web维持;维修;保养
Simple Present:maintains  Present Participle:maintaining  Past Tense:maintained  
Maintain
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v.
1.
~ sth
维持;保持to make sth continue at the same level, standard, etc.
to maintain law and order/standards/a balance
维持治安;保持水平╱平衡
The two countries have always maintained close relations.
这两个国家一直保持着密切关系。
She maintained a dignified silence.
她一言不发,面容威严。
to maintain prices(= prevent them falling or rising)
维持价格的稳定
2.
~ sth
维修;保养to keep a building, a machine, etc. in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly
The house is large and difficult to maintain.
房子很大,难以养护。
3.
坚持(意见);固执己见to keep stating that sth is true, even though other people do not agree or do not believe it
The men maintained (that) they were out of the country when the crime was committed.
这几个男人坚持说案发时他们在国外。
She has always maintained her innocence .
她一直坚持说她是无辜的。
‘But I'm innocent!’ she maintained.
“但是我是无辜的!”她坚持道。
4.
~ sb/sth
供养;扶养to support sb/sth over a long period of time by giving money, paying for food, etc.
Her income was barely enough to maintain one child, let alone three.
她的收入养活一个孩子几乎都不够,更不用说三个了。

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