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  1. palaver

    • IPA[pəˈlavər]

    美式

    • n.
      unnecessarily elaborate or complex procedure;lengthy and unproductive discussion
    • v.
      talk unproductively and at length
    • noun: palaver, plural noun: palavers

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. unnecessarily elaborate or complex procedure there's a lot of palaver involved since I've started the whole palaver, I may as well carry it forward
    • lengthy and unproductive discussion an hour of aimless palaver we get endless palaver, sometimes in blank verse
    • 2. historical an improvised conference between two groups, typically those without a shared language or culture.

    動詞

    • 1. talk unproductively and at length it's too hot for palavering
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    • IPA[pəˈlɑːvə]

    英式

    • n.
      unnecessarily elaborate or complex procedure: there's a lot of palaver involved since I've started the whole palaver, I may as well carry it forward
    • v.
      talk unproductively and at length: it's too hot for palavering

    Oxford Dictionary