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n.死,死亡,致死的原因,毁灭,屠杀

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death


/deθ; dɛθ/
n
1 [C] dying or being killed 死; 死亡
*Her death was a shock to him. 她的死对他是个打击.
* There have been more deaths from drowning. 溺水死亡人数有所增加.
* A bad driver was responsible for their deaths. 他们的死是个技术不佳的司机造成的.
2 [U] end of life; state of being dead 生命的终止; 死亡的状态
*Food poisoning can cause death. 食物中毒可导致死亡.
* burn, starve, stab, etc sb to death, ie until he is dead 把某人烧死、饿死、刺死等
* You're drinking yourself to death. 你这样喝酒, 非喝死不可.
* (usu joc 通常作戏谑语) Don't work yourself to death, ie Don't work too hard. 别把自己累死.
* One mistake could mean death for him, ie could result in his being killed. 一个错误足可置他于死地.
* sentenced to death, ie to be executed 被判死刑
* eyes closed in death 死後闭合的双眼
* united in death, eg of a husband and a wife in the same grave 死後合葬(如夫妇同葬一墓).
3 (also Death) [U] power that destroys life, pictured as a person 死神
*Death is often shown in pictures as a human skeleton. 死神常被画成骷髅.
4 [U] ~ of sth ending or destruction of sth 终止; 毁灭
*the death of one's plans, hopes, etc 计划的破产、希望的破灭
* the death of capitalism 资本主义的灭亡.
5 (idm 习语) (be) at death's `door (often ironic 常作反语) so ill that one may die 病得要死
*Stop groaning! You're not at death's door! 别哼哼了! 你还不至于死呢! (be) at the point of death => point1. be the death of sb
(a) be the cause of sb's death 成为某人致死的原因
*That motorbike will be the death of you. 那辆摩托车就会要了你的命.
(b) (often joc 常作戏谑语) cause sb great worry 引起某人极大忧虑
*Those kids will be the death of me, coming home so late every night. 那些孩子真把我气死了, 每天这么晚才回家. be ,in at the `death be present when sth fails, comes to an end, etc 目睹某事物失败、终结等
*The TV cameras were in at the death and filmed the arrest. 进行逮捕时正好有电视摄像机录下了这场面. bore sb to death/tears => bore2. catch one's death => catch1. dice with death => dice. die the death => die2. ,do sth to `death perform (a play, a piece of music, etc) so often that people become tired of seeing or hearing it (剧本、乐曲等)频频演出而令人感到厌倦不愿再看或再听
*That idea's been done to death. 那主意听得腻死人了. a fate worse than death => fate. flog sth to death => flog. frighten/scare sb to death/out of his wits => frighten. the kiss of death => kiss. like grim death => grim. a matter of life and death => matter1. put sb to death execute sb; kill sb 处死某人; 杀死某人
*The prisoner was put to death (by firing squad) at dawn.那囚犯在黎明时被(行刑队)处决. sick to death of sb/sth => sick. sudden death => sudden. tickled pink/to death => tickle. to the death until sb is dead 直至某人死亡
*a fight to the death 拼到死的搏斗.

death


n
[Language: Old English;]
a)[U]
the end of the life of a person or animal
birthdeath of
 The death of his mother came as a tremendous shock.
 Cancer is the leading cause of death in women.
 How Danielle met her death (=died) will probably never be known.
 His friend was close to death .
 His family are still mourning John's tragic death .
 the anniversary of Lenin's death
bleed/burn/starve etc to death
 a homeless man who froze to death
beat/stab/shoot etc sb to death
 The 76-year-old pensioner was beaten to death.
put/sentence/condemn sb to death
(=kill someone or decide they should be killed as an official punishment)
 Legend has it that Sarah was put to death for practising witchcraft.
 Members of the family have received death threats .
 He remained president until his untimely death (=death at a surprisingly young age ) in 1917.
 Two of the passengers managed to escape death (=avoid being killed) .
b)[C]
a particular case when someone dies
birth
 a campaign to reduce the number of traffic deaths
death from
 deaths from cancer
 I heard there'd been a death in the family .
the death of sth
the permanent end of something
birth
 The latest bombing is the death of all our hopes.
 These regulations could spell the death (=lead to the end) of the American car industry.
to deathinformal
a) used to emphasize that a feeling or emotion is very strong
be bored/scared/frightened etc to death
 She was scared to death of what might happen next.
 I'm absolutely sick to death of it (=very angry, bored, or unhappy about something) .
bore/scare/love etc sb to death
 He drove at a speed which frightened Leonora to death.
 She used to worry me to death.
b) used to say that an action is continued with a lot of effort and for as long as possible
 They just work you to death in that place.
do sth to deathinformal
to perform or present an idea, joke etc so often that people become tired of it
 Most of his material has been done to death by numerous comedians.
to the death
a) until someone is dead
 They will fight to the death rather than give an inch of ground.
 soldiers locked in a bitter struggle to the death
b) until you achieve something even if it means that you suffer
 The leadership election has become a fight to the death.
Death
a creature that looks like a human skeleton, used in paintings, stories etc to represent the fact that people die
be at death's door
to be very ill and likely to die
look/feel like death warmed up
BrElook/feel like death warmed overAmE informal to look or feel very ill or tired
you'll catch your death (of cold)
spoken old-fashioned used to warn someone that they are likely to become ill because they are wet or cold
sb will be the death of me
spoken old-fashioned used to say that someone is causing you a lot of worry and problems
 That boy will be the death of me!
Black Death,kiss of deathatkiss2 (3), life and deathatlife(10)
1. Whether the remarkable growth of organized camping means the eventual death of the more independent kind is hard to say.
    有组织的露营活动的明显发展是否意味着较独立的自我封闭式露营的最终消失,还很难说。

2. When, about 50 years after Hunter´s death, chloroform was first used in Britain, and, only a few years later, infection was prevented with antiseptics, surgeons could do many more operations.
    亨特去世后约50年,氯仿麻醉剂首次在英国使用,仅仅几年之后,感染问题由于使用消毒剂而得以解决,外科医生们便可以做更多的手术了。

3. When Augustus Octavian became emperor after Caesar´s death, he also named a month for himself — August.
    恺撒死后,当奥古斯都大帝成为帝王的时候,他也用自己的名字奥古斯塔斯(Augustus)命名了一个月份——8月(August)。

4. The prisoner was condemned to death.
    那个囚犯被判死刑.

5. The strong earthquake left death and destruction behind it.
    强烈的地震留下了死亡和破坏。

6. The death of his devoted friend made him sad.
    他忠实朋友的去世使他很悲痛。

7. The infamous traitor was sentenced to death.
    那个罪大恶极的叛徒被判处死刑。

8. The widow lamented the death of her only child.
    寡妇为她独生子的死而悲痛。

9. The prisoners were all put to death.
    囚犯都被处决了。

10. There are conflicting versions of the girl´s death.
    对于姑娘的死因, 众说不一。

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