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furbish的意思

furbish

英 ['fɜːbɪʃ] 美 ['fɝbɪʃ]
  • vt. 磨光;恢复;更新

英文词源


furbish (v.)
late 14c. (implied mid-13c. in surname Furbisher), from Old French forbiss-, present participle stem of forbir "to polish, burnish; mend, repair" (12c., Modern French fourbir), from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *furbjan "cause to have a (good) appearance" (compare Old High German furban "to polish"), from PIE *prep- "to appear," which is perhaps identical with *kwrep- "body, appearance" (see corporeal). Related: Furbished; furbishing. The Old English cognate of the Germanic verbs, feormian (with intrusive -m-) meant "clean, rub bright, polish."

双语例句


1. You need to furbish up your French before you go to France.
去法国以前你必须把法语温习一下.

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2. I wish to furbish up the Russian I learnt at college.
我要重温一下我在大学里学过的俄语.

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3. If you furbish up these old chairs, you'll have a better chance of selling them.
你要是把这些旧椅子擦亮, 就会更好卖些.

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4. I wish to furbish up the French I learned at collage.
我想重温一下在大学里学过的法语.

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5. He wants to furbish up his French.
他要温习一下他的法语.

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