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would-beadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈwʊdˌbi/
wanting or ​trying to be: a would-be ​artist/​politician
(Definition of would-be from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “would-be”
in Chinese (Simplified) 想要做…的, 试图成为…的, 未来的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想要做…的, 試圖成為…的, 未來的…
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