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  1. second-guess

    英式

    • v.
      anticipate or predict (someone's actions or thoughts) by guesswork;criticize (someone or something) with hindsight
    • verb: second-guess, 3rd person present: second-guesses, gerund or present participle: second-guessing, past tense: second-guessed, past participle: second-guessed

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. anticipate or predict (someone's actions or thoughts) by guesswork he had to second-guess what the environmental regulations would be in five years' time
    • 2. North American criticize (someone or something) with hindsight juries are often reluctant to second-guess doctors it is not our place to second-guess that decision