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  1. mothball

    • IPA[ˈmɒθbɔːl]

    英式

    • n.
      a small pellet of a pungent substance, typically naphthalene, put in among stored garments to keep away clothes moths.
    • v.
      store (clothes) with mothballs.;stop using (a piece of equipment or a building) but keep it in good condition so that it can readily be used again
    • verb: mothball, 3rd person present: mothballs, gerund or present participle: mothballing, past tense: mothballed, past participle: mothballed

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    名詞

    • 1. a small pellet of a pungent substance, typically naphthalene, put in among stored garments to keep away clothes moths.

    動詞

    • 1. store (clothes) with mothballs.
    • 2. stop using (a piece of equipment or a building) but keep it in good condition so that it can readily be used again it would cost the company a lot of money just to mothball the mine mothballed ships from World War II
    • cancel or postpone work on (a plan or project) plans to invest in four superstores have been mothballed
    • ph.
      unused but kept in good condition for future use

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      unused but kept in good condition for future use

    Oxford Dictionary

    片語

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    • IPA[ˈmôTHˌbôl]

    美式

    • n.
      a small pellet of a pungent substance, typically naphthalene, put among stored clothes to keep ...
    • v.
      store (clothes) among or in mothballs.

    Oxford American Dictionary