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  1. decline

    • IPA[dəˈklīn]

    美式

    • v.
      (typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease;diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate
    • n.
      a gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value;the gradual setting of the sun
    • verb: decline, 3rd person present: declines, gerund or present participle: declining, past tense: declined, past participle: declined

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. (typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease:

      the birth rate continued to decline

    • 2. diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate:

      her health began to decline

    • 3. politely refuse (an invitation or offer):

      Caroline declined the coffee

    • 4. politely refuse to do something:

      the company declined to comment

    • 5. (especially of the sun) move downward:

      the sun began to creep around to the west and to decline

    • 6. bend down; droop:

      the wearisome creatures of the world declining to their rest

    • 7. (in the grammar of Latin, Greek, and certain other languages) state the forms of (a noun, pronoun, or adjective) corresponding to cases, number, and gender.
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value:

      a serious decline in bird numbers

      a civilization in decline

    • 2. the gradual setting of the sun:

      this Evening from the Sun's decline arriv'd

    • 3. any disease in which bodily strength gradually fails, especially tuberculosis:

      he died at his brother's of a deep decline

    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[dɪˈklʌɪn]

    英式

    • v.
      (typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease:
    • the birth rate continued to decline
    • n.
      a gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value:
    • a serious decline in bird numbers

      a civilization in decline

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  2. 知識+

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