pigeonhole

US [ˈpɪdʒənˌhoʊl]
UK [ˈpɪdʒ(ə)nˌhəʊl]
  • v.将(某人)轻率分类;主观划分(某人)为;搁置;将…束之高阁
  • n.信件格;开口文件格
  • Web蜗居;鸽舍;鸽棚
Plural Form:pigeonholes  Present Participle:pigeonholing  Past Tense:pigeonholed  
pigeonhole
n.
1.
信件格;开口文件格one of a set of small boxes that are fixed on a wall and open at the front, used for putting letters, messages, etc. in; one of a similar set of boxes that are part of a desk, used for keeping papers, documents, etc. in
If you can't come, leave a note in my pigeonhole.
你若不能来,就在我的信件格里留张便条。
v.
1.
~ sb (as sth)
将(某人)轻率分类;主观划分(某人)为to decide that sb belongs to a particular group or type without thinking deeply enough about it and considering what other qualities they might have
He has been pigeonholed as a children's writer.
他硬被归入儿童文学作家之列。
2.
~ sth
搁置;将…束之高阁;不予处理to decide to deal with sth later or to forget it
Plans for a new school have been pigeonholed.
建新学校的计划搁在一边了。

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