n.泥沼,蜕的皮,腐肉 vt.使陷入泥沼,使沉沦,脱落,抛弃 vi.在泥浆中跋涉,蜕皮,脱落
/slaʊ, [US] also slu:; slau, slu/
1 [C] swamp; marsh 沼泽; 沼地.
2 [C] (in western Canada) pond formed by rain or melted snow （加拿大西部）（雨水、融雪形成的）水池, 池塘.
3 [sing] ~ of sth (fml 文) bad mental attitude that is hard to change 难以改变的不良心理
*a slough of despair, self-pity, etc 绝望、自怜等的深渊.
n skin that has fallen away from a snake; any dead tissue that falls away at regular intervals 蛇蜕下来的皮; 按时脱落的死组织.
1 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (off) let (skin, dead tissue, etc) fall off; cast sth off 使（皮、死组织等）蜕下或脱落; 舍弃某物
*a snake sloughing (off) its skin 正在蜕皮的蛇.
2 (phr v) slough sth off get rid of sth; abandon sth 摆脱, 抛弃（某事物）
*slough off one's bad habits, worries, responsibilities, etc 抛弃坏习惯、摆脱烦恼、卸责.
1. He got himself into a slough of self-pity. 他陷入顾影自怜的泥沼。