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portend

verb [T]  /pɔrˈtend, poʊr-/ fml us  
to be a sign that something is likely to happen in the future: It was a major scandal whose full exposure portended the end of a popular presidential reign.
Translations of “portend”
in Chinese (Traditional) 預示,預兆,預告(壞事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预示,预兆,预告(坏事)…
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