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  1. taboo

    • IPA[təˈbo͞o]

    美式

    • n.
      a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing;a social practice that is prohibited or restricted
    • adj.
      prohibited or restricted by social custom;designated as sacred and prohibited
    • v.
      place under prohibition
    • verb: taboo, 3rd person present: taboos, gerund or present participle: tabooing, past tense: tabooed, past participle: tabooed

    • noun: taboo, plural noun: taboos

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing many taboos have developed around physical exposure the use of violence must remain a taboo in our society
    • a social practice that is prohibited or restricted speaking about sex is a taboo in his country

    形容詞

    • 1. prohibited or restricted by social custom sex was a taboo subject
    • designated as sacred and prohibited the burial ground was seen as a taboo place

    動詞

    • 1. place under prohibition traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period
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    • IPA[təˈbuː]

    英式

    • n.
      a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding ... many taboos have developed around physical exposure the use of violence must remain a taboo in our society
    • adj.
      prohibited or restricted by social custom: sex was a taboo subject
    • v.
      place under a taboo: traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period

    Oxford Dictionary