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captive audiencenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​group of ​people who ​listen to or ​watch someone or something because they cannot ​leave
(Definition of captive audience from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “captive audience”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不得不听的观众, 不得不观看的观众…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不得不聽的觀眾, 不得不觀看的觀眾…
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