3208 punctuate

今天我们要学的词是 punctuate.

punctuate 的原意是加标点,引申出来就是打断,间断的意思。

The two-day APEC summit was punctuated by bitter arguments and underlined a rising rivalry between China and the West for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific. 为期两天的亚太经合组织峰会不时被激烈的争论打断,凸显出中国与西方之间为争夺通常被忽视的南太平洋的影响力进行的竞争日趋激烈。

Fireworks punctuated the nation-wide Independence Day celebration. 在全国独立日的庆祝活动中不时出现烟花。

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