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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)
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