Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Chinese (Traditional) translation of “mothball”

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…束之高閣
Six coal pits were mothballed in the hope that they could be reopened in a time of better economic conditions.
六個煤礦暫被封閉,希望在經濟形勢轉好的時候可以重開。
Delaying and wasting timeCancelling and interrupting
(Definition of mothball verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “mothball” in traditional Chinese

Definitions of “mothball” in other dictionaries

Translations of “mothball”

Word of the Day

wave

to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More