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  1. batten

    • IPA[ˈbatn]

    美式

    • n.
      a long, flat strip of squared wood or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.;a strip of wood or metal for securing the edges of a tarpaulin that covers a ship's hatch.
    • v.
      strengthen or fasten (something) with battens
    • verb: batten, 3rd person present: battens, gerund or present participle: battening, past tense: battened, past participle: battened

    • noun: batten, plural noun: battens

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    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a long, flat strip of squared wood or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.
    • a strip of wood or metal for securing the edges of a tarpaulin that covers a ship's hatch.
    • a strip of wood or plastic used to stiffen and extend the leech of a sail.

    動詞

    • 1. strengthen or fasten (something) with battens Stephen was battening down the shutters
    • ph.
      (1909–82), New Zealand aviator. She was the first woman to fly from England to Australia and ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      (1909–82), New Zealand aviator. She was the first woman to fly from England to Australia and ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      secure a ship's tarpaulins

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      secure a ship's hatch-tarpaulins, especially when rough weather is expected

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈbat(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening ...
    • v.
      strengthen or fasten (something) with battens: Stephen was battening down the shutters

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[ˈbatn]

    美式

    • v.
      thrive or prosper at the expense of (someone): multinational monopolies batten on the working classes

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[ˈbat(ə)n]

    英式

    • v.
      thrive or prosper at the expense of: multinational monopolies batten on the working classes

    Oxford Dictionary