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gadfly

美音:[´gædf´laı ]点这儿播放单词美音发声
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n.牛蝇,形似苍蝇,讨厌的人

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名词复数:gadflies

gadfly


/'gædflaɪ; `ˇæd,flaɪ/
n
1 fly that stings horses and cattle 虻; 牛虻.
2 (derog 贬) annoying person, esp one who provokes others into action by criticism, etc 惹人讨厌的人(尤指用批评等手段怂恿别人采取行动者).

gadfly


npluralgadflies[C]
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: gad 'pointed stick' (13-19 centuries) (from Old Norse gaddr) + FLY2]
someone who annoys other people by criticizing them
a fly that bites cattle and horses
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