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  1. reprieve

    • IPA[rɪˈpriːv]

    英式

    • v.
      cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death);abandon or postpone plans to close or abolish (something)
    • n.
      a cancellation or postponement of a punishment;a cancellation or postponement of an undesirable event
    • verb: reprieve, 3rd person present: reprieves, gerund or present participle: reprieving, past tense: reprieved, past participle: reprieved

    • noun: reprieve, plural noun: reprieves

    • 釋義

    動詞

    名詞

    • 1. a cancellation or postponement of a punishment he accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve
    • a cancellation or postponement of an undesirable event a mother who faced eviction has been given a reprieve
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    • IPA[rəˈprēv]

    美式

    • v.
      cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death): under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved
    • n.
      a cancellation or postponement of a punishment: he accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve

    Oxford American Dictionary