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limbo

US [ˈlɪmboʊ]
UK [ˈlɪmbəʊ]
  • n.林波舞(西印度群岛舞蹈,舞者向后弯腰钻过一次比一次降低的横杆)
  • Web地狱边境;迷失域;地狱边缘
Plural Form:limbos  
limbo
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n.
1.
[c]
林波舞(西印度群岛舞蹈,舞者向后弯腰钻过一次比一次降低的横杆)a West Indian dance in which you lean backwards and go under a bar which is made lower each time you go under it
2.
[u][sing]
(尤指因等待他人作决定)处于不定状态a situation in which you are not certain what to do next, cannot take action, etc., especially because you are waiting for sb else to make a decision
the limbo of the stateless person
无国籍人的不安定状态
His life seemed stuck in limbo ; he could not go forward and he could not go back.
他的生活好像陷入了不知所措的境地,进退两难。

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