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fillip

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /ˈfɪl.ɪp/
something that causes a sudden improvement: The athletics win provided a much-needed fillip to/for national pride. The news gave the stock market a big fillip.
Translations of “fillip”
in Chinese (Traditional) (起推動作用的)刺激物…
in Chinese (Simplified) (起推动作用的)刺激物…
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