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  1. would-be

    • IPA[ˈwʊdbiː]

    英式

    • adj.
      desiring or aspiring to be a specified type of person
    • n.
      a person who desires or aspires to be a particular type
    • noun: would-be, plural noun: would-bes

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. desiring or aspiring to be a specified type of person a would-be actress who dresses up as Marilyn Monroe

    名詞

    • 1. informal a person who desires or aspires to be a particular type a seemingly endless queue of journalists and would-bes formed