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发表时间:2018-09-14内容来源:VOA英语学习网

escalate ['esk?leit]

v.

使逐步升级; 逐步扩大;使更大

Even a limited confrontation can escalate into a major war .

即使是局部的对抗也可能扩大成一场大战。

The cost of living is escalating.

生活费用在迅速上涨.

近义词synonym

intensify v. 使增强, 使加剧

The drought has intensified.

旱情加剧了。

反义词 antonym

weaken v. 削弱 , 变弱

She weakened as the illness grew worse.

由于病情恶化, 她变得更虚弱了。

词性变化 word-activity

escalation n. 扩大,增加

There was a gradual escalation of hostilities.

这有一种敌意的逐步上升。

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