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大学英语语言点 第393讲

run out of: use up or finish a supply of (sth.)

- To our disappointment, our car ran out of gas halfway home.

- When they ran out of food, the soldiers set about hunting for more.

in amazement: with a feeling of great surprise or disbelief

- Aunt Sophia gazed at her picture in amazement: she looked like a teenage girl in it.

- 当他大声地与他的朋友交谈时,报告厅里所有的人都吃惊地盯着他看。(All the people in the lecture hall stared at him in amazement when he talked loudly with his friend.)

accumulate a huge mass of data 积累大量资料

accumulate experience 积累经验

accumulate a fortune 积攒一笔财富

accumulate a good library 积聚一大批藏书

CF: accumulate & amass

两者均可指积聚大量的东西。

accumulate 强调经年累月地点滴积累。例如:

- Through the years he accumulated sufficient money to buy a farm when he retired. (经过多年积攒,他有了足够的钱在退休时买下一个农场。)

amass 指在较短的时间内积聚到大量东西,尤指为自己而积聚。例如:

- He soon amassed sufficient evidence to support his case. (他不久便收集到足够的证据来为他的案子辩护。)

break down:

1) stop working

- The elevators in this building are always breaking down.

2) fail

- Talks between the two countries broke down when the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

3) destroy; reduce or be reduced to pieces

- They broke the door down.

Collocation:

break away 逃走,逃脱

break in 闯入,强行进入;打断;插嘴

break into 闯入,强行进入

break out 逃脱,逃出;突然发生,爆发

break through 突破

break up 打碎;结束;解散;(学校)开始放假

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