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  1. portend

    • IPA[pɔːˈtɛnd]

    英式

    • v.
      be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen
    • verb: portend, 3rd person present: portends, gerund or present participle: portending, past tense: portended, past participle: portended

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen the eclipses portend some major events
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    • IPA[pôrˈtend]

    美式

    • v.
      be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely ... the eclipses portend some major events

    Oxford American Dictionary