Translation of "backwater" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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backwaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæk.wɔː.tər/ us /ˈbæk.wɑː.t̬ɚ/

a part of a river where the water does not flow

死水,回水,滞水
We tied the boat up in a quiet backwater overnight. 我们在一个静寂的回水处把船系好过夜。

disapproving a place that does not change because it is not influenced by new ideas or events that happen in other places

与世隔绝的地方;闭塞的地方
He grew up in a rural backwater. 他在闭塞落后的乡村长大。
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(Translation of “backwater” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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