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reprieve

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˈpriːv/
an official order that stops or delays the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner
(尤指对死刑的)撤销令,缓刑令
He was sentenced to death but was granted a last-minute reprieve.
他被判死刑,但是就在行刑前1分钟被准予缓期执行。
Not punishing and reducing punishment
an escape from a bad situation or experience
暂时解救;暂时缓解
The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain.
注射了一针后,疼痛暂时缓解了。
Running away and escaping
(Definition of reprieve noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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