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n.短剑,匕首 vt.用剑(或匕首)刺
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dagger


/'dægə(r); `dæˇɚ/
n
1 short pointed two-edged knife used as a weapon 短剑; 匕首. =>illus at knife 见 knife 之插图.
2 printer's mark () used to refer the reader to a footnote, etc 剑号(即+ , 用以指示读者参看脚注的印刷符号).
3 (idm 习语) at daggers drawn (with sb) very hostile (towards sb) (对某人)剑拔弩张
*She's at daggers drawn with her colleagues. 她与同事们水火不相容.
* He and his partner are at daggers drawn. 他和伙伴势不两立. look daggers at sb look very angrily at sb 对某人怒目而视
*He looked daggers at me when I told him he was lazy. 我说他懒惰, 他就狠狠地瞪了我一眼. Cf 参看 cloak-and-dagger (cloak).

dagger


n[C]

[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from dag 'to push a knife into' (14-18 centuries)]
a short pointed knife used as a weapon
look daggers at sbinformal
to look at someone angrily
be at daggers drawn
if two people are at daggers drawn, they are extremely angry with each other
cloak-and-dagger
1. He was stabbed with a dagger.
    他被匕首刺了。

2. Apart from an interesting-looking carved dagger, the box was full of crockery, much of it broken.
    除了一柄式样别致、雕有花纹的匕首外,货箱内装满陶器,而且大部分都已破碎裂。

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