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flounder

US [ˈflaʊndər]
UK [ˈflaʊndə(r)]
  • n.比目鱼;偏口鱼
  • v.不知所措;挠头;支吾;困难重重
  • Web挣扎;小比目鱼;鲽鱼
Simple Present:flounders  Present Participle:floundering  Past Tense:floundered  
flounder
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(+ speech)
不知所措;挠头;支吾to struggle to know what to say or do or how to continue with sth
His abrupt change of subject left her floundering helplessly.
他突然改变话题,使她茫然不知所措。
2.
[i]
困难重重;艰苦挣扎to have a lot of problems and to be in danger of failing completely
At that time the industry was floundering.
那时这个行业举步维艰。
3.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
(在水、泥等中)挣扎to struggle to move or get somewhere in water, mud, etc.
She was floundering around in the deep end of the swimming pool.
她在游泳池深水区挣扎着。
n.
1.
偏口鱼;比目鱼a small flat sea fish that is used for food

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