n.采石场,(知识、消息等的)来源 vt.挖出,苦心找出 vi.费力地找
名词复数:quarries 名词:quarrier 动词过去式:quarried 过去分词:quarried 现在分词:quarrying 第三人称单数:quarries
/'kwɒrɪ; [US] 'kwɔ:rɪ; `kwɔrɪ/
(a) animal or bird that is being hunted 正在被捕猎的鸟兽
*The hunters lost sight of their quarry in the forest. 猎人失去了在林中追捕的鸟兽踪影.
(b) person or thing that is being looked for or pursued eagerly 被寻找或追逐的人或事物
*It took the police several days to track down their quarry. 警方用了几天时间追查到案中目标.
/'kwɒrɪ; [US] 'kwɔ:rɪ; `kwɔrɪ/ n place where stone, slate, etc is extracted from the ground 采石场; 石矿. Cf 参看 mine2 1.
v (pt, pp quarried)
1 [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ A for B/B from A; ~ sth out (of sth) extract (stone, etc) from (a quarry) 从（采石场）采（石等）
*quarrying the hillside for granite 从山坡上采花岗石
* quarry out a block of marble 挖出一块大理石.
2 [Ipr] search with great effort for information, etc 大力搜寻资料等
*quarrying in old documents for historical evidence 查阅旧文件以寻找历史证据.