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  1. inflate

    • IPA[ɪnˈfleɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      fill (a balloon, tyre, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended;become distended with air or gas
    • verb: inflate, 3rd person present: inflates, gerund or present participle: inflating, past tense: inflated, past participle: inflated

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. fill (a balloon, tyre, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended:

      never use an air line on a garage forecourt to inflate your tyres

    • 2. become distended with air or gas:

      the mattress inflated

    • 3. increase (something) by a large or excessive amount:

      objectives should be clearly set out so as not to duplicate work and inflate costs

    • 4. exaggerate:

      numbers have been grossly inflated by the local press

    • 5. bring about inflation of (a currency) or in (an economy):

      he has inflated the money supply to allow companies to continue in their old ways

    • adj. distended through being filled with air or gas:

    • a partially inflated balloon

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    • adj. distended through being filled with air or gas:

    • a partially inflated balloon

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    • IPA[inˈflāt]

    美式

    • v.
      fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended.

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