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  1. stem

    • IPA[stɛm]

    英式

    • n.
      the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean.;the stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk.
    • v.
      originate in or be caused by;remove the stems from (fruit or tobacco leaves)
    • noun: stem, plural noun: stems

    • verb: stem, 3rd person present: stems, gerund or present participle: stemming, past tense: stemmed, past participle: stemmed

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    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean. 同義詞 trunk, stalk, stock, cane, technicalpeduncle
    • the stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk. 同義詞 stalk, shoot, twig, technicalbine, pedicel, ... 更多
    • 2. a long, thin supportive or main section of something the main stem of the wing feathers
    • the slender part of a wine glass between the base and the bowl her fingers tightened on the stem of her glass
    • the tube of a tobacco pipe Stanley eyed his father over the stem of his pipe
    • a rod or cylinder in a mechanism, for example the sliding shaft of a bolt or the winding pin of a watch the stem of the bolt edged clear
    • a vertical stroke in a letter or musical note.
    • 3. the root or main part of a word, to which inflections or formative elements are added.
    • archaic, literary the main line of descent of a family or nation the Hellenic tribes were derived from the Aryan stem
    • 4. the main upright timber or metal piece at the bow of a ship, to which the ship's sides are joined at the front end the spines and bow stems of abandoned hulks
    • 5. US informal a pipe used for smoking crack or opium.

    動詞

    • 1. originate in or be caused by many of the universities' problems stem from rapid expansion
    • 2. remove the stems from (fruit or tobacco leaves) her aunt and her mother were stemming currants on the side porch
    • 3. (of a boat) make headway against (the tide or current) if the wind will only freshen a little, we shall be able to stem the first of the flood
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