(a) [U] persecuting or being persecuted 迫害; 烦扰; 困扰; 骚扰
*his persecution of his political opponents 他对政治反对派的迫害
* They suffered persecution for their beliefs. 他们因信仰问题受到迫害.
(b) [C] instance of this 迫害; 烦扰; 困扰; 骚扰
*He is writing a history of the persecutions endured by his race. 他在写一部关于其种族所受迫害的历史书.
Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution, caste system and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms.
1. He screened me from political persecution. 他庇护我免遭了政治迫害。