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bolt-hole

- Big businesses are slammed for using foreign boltholes to dodge taxes. noun [ C ] mainly UK a place where you can hide, especially to escape from other people 避难所 [bolt 螺丝钉]

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bouquet

/bʊ ‘keɪ/, /bəʊ-/ /boʊ-/ - a bouquet of flowers

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blister

(皮肤上的)水泡

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blunt adjective

- I'll be blunt - that last piece of work you did was terrible. NOT SHARP RUDE saying what you think without trying to be polite or considering other people's feelings

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blurt out

- He blurted everything out about the baby, though we'd agreed to keep it a secret for a while. - [ + speech ] She suddenly blurted out, "I can't do it". - [ + that ] Late one evening, Gianni blurted out that he loved her. - [What the devil do you mean by blurting that out? Haven't you got the sense to hold your tongue?] to say something suddenly and without thinking, usually because you are excited or nervous

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buggy

/bʌg.i/ US for pram --- - a golf/dune buggy CAR a small car, usually with no roof, which is designed for driving on rough ground

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brisket

noun [ U ] meat from the chest of a cow

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bristle

- The old woman had a few grey bristles sprouting from her chin. ------ - The best quality men's shaving brushes are made from badger bristle. - My toothbrush has blue and white plastic bristles. [ C ] a short stiff hair, usually one of many [ C or U ] The bristles of a brush are the stiff hairs or pieces of plastic which are connected to it

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blizzard

- We once got stuck in a blizzard for six hours. - In Sussex, blizzard conditions made the main roads almost impassable. SNOW [ C ] a severe snow storm with strong winds

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the bourgeoisie

noun [S + sing/pl verb]

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bleak

- The house stands on a bleak, windswept moor. ------ - The economic outlook is bleak. 1. If weather or a place is bleak, it is cold, empty and not welcoming or attractive 2. If a situation is bleak, there is little or no hope for the future

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blatant /’bleɪ.t ə nt/

- a blatant lie - The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity. - blatant discrimination  describes something bad that is very obvious or intentional 公然的,露骨的 SYN obvious [apparent and obvious]

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barricade

- Inmates erected a barricade between themselves and prison officers. a line or pile of objects put together, especially quickly, to stop people from going where they want to go 路障

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buffer

- I bought a house as buffer against inflation. PROTECTION noun [ C ], verb [ T ] provide protection against harm缓冲

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bolster

- More money is needed to bolster the industry. - She tried to bolster my confidence/morale (= encourage me and make me feel stronger) by telling me that I had a special talent. - They need to do something to bolster their image. - [The move is clearly designed to bolster China’s claims.] [ T ] to support or improve sth or make it stronger增强;巩固 [ C ] 长圆枕

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bowl

/bəʊl/

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blockade

noun [ C ] - an air and sea blockade - The Soviet blockade of Berlin was lifted in May 1949. - There is still some hope that the economic blockade will work and make military intervention unnecessary. verb [ T ] - The Estonian port of Tallinn was blockaded for a time by Soviet warships. noun [ C ] when a country or place is surrounded by soldiers or ships to stop people or goods from going in or out

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bluster verb [ I ] noun [ U ]

- [ + speech ] "You had no right to do it, no right at all," he blustered. - I knew that it was all bluster and he wasn't really angry with me. - [Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security.] to speak in a loud, angry or offended way, usually with little effect 恫吓、吓唬

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bow

/baʊ/

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bowel

/baʊ. ə l/

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blunder

- He said that the tax was a major political blunder. - I made a bit of a blunder by getting his name wrong. ------ - Police blundered by not releasing more details about the case to focus public interest. MISTAKE [ C ] a big mistake, usually caused by not taking care or thinking [ I ] to make a big mistake, usually because of not taking care or thinking

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blot out

- A dark cloud suddenly blotted out the sun. ------ - Perhaps there are some memories so bad that you have to blot them out. 1. SUN to hide or block the light from something, especially the sun [preventing and impeding] [limiting and restricting] 2. MEMORY to stop yourself, or to prevent you, thinking about something unpleasant [blank sth out]

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bourgeois

adjective

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brittle

- As you get older your bones become increasingly brittle. - The pond was covered in a brittle layer of ice. EASILY BROKEN delicate and easily broken