V-T/V-I If a process stalls, or if someone or something stalls it, theprocess stops but may continue at a later time. 使暂停； 暂停
The Social Democratic Party has vowed totry to stall the bill until the current session ends.
...but the peace process stalled.
V-I If you stall, you try to avoid doing something untillater. 拖延
Thomas had spent all week stalling overhis decision.
V-T If you stall someone, you prevent them fromdoing something until a later time. 拖住 (某人)
The shop manager stalled the man untilthe police arrived.
V-T/V-I If a vehicle stalls or if you accidentally stall it, theengine stops suddenly. 使 (发动机) 突然熄火； (发动机) 突然熄火
The engine stalled.
N-COUNT A stall is a large table on which you put goods that youwant to sell, or information that you want to give people. 货摊； 咨询台
...market stalls selling local fruits.
N-PLURAL The stalls in a theatre or concert hall are the seats on theground floor directly in front of the stage. 舞台前排座位 [英国英语]
With the balcony blocked off, patronsfilled most of the stalls.
N-COUNT A stall is a small enclosed area in a room which is usedfor a particular purpose, for example a shower. 小隔间 [美国英语]
She went into the shower stall, turnedon the water, and grabbed the soap.
N a compartment in a stable or shed for confining orfeeding a single animal (马厩或牛棚里圈养一个动物的)小隔间
ADJ Intractable people are very difficult to control or influence.(人) 难对付的 [正式]
What may be done to reduce the influenceof intractable opponents?
ADJ Intractable problems or situations are very difficult to dealwith. 棘手的 [正式]
The economy still faces intractableproblems.
N-COUNT If you describe an experience orsituation as an ordeal, you think it is difficult and stressful. 煎熬
...the painful ordeal of the last eightmonths.
N-UNCOUNT Segregation is the official practice of keeping people apart,usually people of different sexes, races, or religions. (因种族、性别或宗教不同而采取的) 隔离
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled thatracial segregation in schools was unconstitutional.
N-COUNT A brawl is a rough or violent fight. 斗殴
He had been in a drunken street brawl.
V-RECIP If someone brawls, they fight in a very rough or violentway. 斗殴
He was suspended for a year from theuniversity after brawling with police over a speeding ticket.
N a dance: the English version ofthe branle 布劳尔舞