[BT英语0098] adumbrate

adumbrate


a + dumb (在某种场合下因愤怒或惊讶而说不出话的,哑口无言的) + rate (价格,费用) = 听说有人找大师算命要预示,预告自己的前途,最后花了高价,做了龙袍,还不准,只能哑口无言了。

to adumbrate the reform 预示改革的到来

The recent development adumbrate a world-wide revolution in computer technology. 最新事态的发展预示着一场全球性的计算机技术革命。

在…上投下阴影, ( 部分地 ) 遮暗:

His optimism was not at all adumbrated by difficulties. 困难丝毫不影响他的乐观精神.

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