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  1. counterbalance

    • n.
      a weight that balances another weight;a factor having the opposite effect to that of another and so preventing it from exercising a disproportionate influence
    • v.
      (of a weight) balance (another weight);neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence
    • verb: counterbalance, 3rd person present: counterbalances, gerund or present participle: counterbalancing, past tense: counterbalanced, past participle: counterbalanced

    • noun: counterbalance, plural noun: counterbalances

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a weight that balances another weight the trolley used a counterbalance and leverage action to reduce the effort of lifting loads
    • a factor having the opposite effect to that of another and so preventing it from exercising a disproportionate influence his restoration to power was intended as a counterbalance to his rival's influence

    動詞

    • 1. (of a weight) balance (another weight) the sitter's weight counterbalances the tilting pressure on the backrest
    • neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence the extra cost of mail order may be counterbalanced by its convenience
    • 更多解釋
    • n.
      a weight that balances another weight.
    • v.
      (of a weight) balance (another weight): the sitter's weight counterbalances the tilting pressure on the backrest

    Oxford American Dictionary