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mothball

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/ US  /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/
to stop work on an idea, plan or job, but leaving it in such a way that you can start on it again at some point in the future
封存,保藏;把…束之高阁
Six coal pits were mothballed in the hope that they could be reopened in a time of better economic conditions.
6个煤矿暂被封存,希望在经济形势转好的时候可以重开。
Delaying and wasting timeCancelling and interrupting
Translations of “mothball”
in Chinese (Traditional) 封存,保藏, 把…束之高閣…
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