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  1. gentrify

    • IPA[ˈdʒɛntrɪfʌɪ]

    英式

    • v.
      change the character of (a poor urban area) through wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, often displacing current inhabitants in the process;(of a poor urban area) change in character through wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, often displacing current inhabitants in the process
    • verb: gentrify, 3rd person present: gentrifies, gerund or present participle: gentrifying, past tense: gentrified, past participle: gentrified

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    動詞

    • 1. change the character of (a poor urban area) through wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, often displacing current inhabitants in the process formerly bohemian districts are being gentrified a play about the professional classes buying up and gentrifying working-class housing
    • (of a poor urban area) change in character through wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, often displacing current inhabitants in the process the old pattern of rich outer and poor inner suburbs is being reversed as old inner-city neighbourhoods gentrify
    • make more refined, polite, or respectable there has been an attempt to gentrify the game, making it more attractive to the middle class her goal was to gentrify him sufficiently to win him a scholarship to Harvard
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    • IPA[ˈjentrəˌfī]

    美式

    • v.
      change the character of (a poor urban area) through wealthier people moving in, improving ... formerly bohemian districts are being gentrified a play about the professional classes buying up and gentrifying working-class housing

    Oxford American Dictionary