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  1. contrive

    • IPA[kənˈtrīv]

    美式

    • v.
      create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice;manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
    • verb: contrive, 3rd person present: contrives, gerund or present participle: contriving, past tense: contrived, past participle: contrived

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice:

      his opponents contrived a crisis

      you contrived to be alone with me despite the supervision

    • 2. manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation:

      the poor guy in some way contrived to hang himself

    • adj. deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.

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    • adj. deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously.

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    • IPA[kənˈtrʌɪv]

    英式

    • v.
      create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice:
    • his opponents contrived a cabinet crisis

      you contrived to be alone with me despite the supervision

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