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provoke

US [prəˈvoʊk]
UK [prəˈvəʊk]
  • v.引发;激起;引起;挑衅
  • Web激怒;煽动;惹起
Simple Present:provokes  Present Participle:provoking  Past Tense:provoked  
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v.
1.
~ sth
激起;引起;引发to cause a particular reaction or have a particular effect
The announcement provoked a storm of protest.
这个声明激起了抗议的风潮。
The article was intended to provoke discussion.
这篇文章旨在引发讨论。
Dairy products may provoke allergic reactions in some people.
乳制品可能会引起某些人的过敏反应。
2.
~ sb (into sth/into doing sth).~ sb to do sth
挑衅;激怒;刺激to say or do sth that you know will annoy sb so that they react in an angry way
The lawyer claimed his client was provoked into acts of violence by the defendant.
律师声称,他的当事人是受到被告的挑衅才采取暴力行动的。
Be careful what you say─he's easily provoked.
说话要小心,他这个人一惹就火儿。

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