英 [sluːθ] 美 [sluθ]
  • n. 侦探;警犬
  • vi. 做侦探;侦查
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sleuth 侦探,侦查,调查

来自古诺斯语 sloth,足迹,踪迹,词源不详。可能来自辅音丛 sl-,砍,劈,分开。引申比喻义 侦查,调查,侦探等。

sleuth: [12] Sleuth originally meant ‘track, trail’ (‘John of Lorn perceived the hound had lost the sleuth’, John Barbour, The Bruce 1375). It was borrowed from Old Norse slóth ‘track, trail’, which was probably also the ultimate source of English slot ‘trail of an animal’ [16]. In the 14th century the compound sleuth-hound ‘bloodhound for tracking fugitives’ was coined. This was later shortened back to sleuth, and applied in 19th-century America to a ‘detective’.
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sleuth (n.)
c. 1200, "track or trail of a person," from Old Norse sloð "trail," of uncertain origin. Meaning "detective" is 1872, shortening of sleuth-hound "keen investigator" (1849), a figurative use of a word that dates back to late 14c. meaning a kind of bloodhound. The verb (intransitive) meaning "to act as a detective, investigate" is recorded from 1905. Related: Sleuthed; sleuthing.
1. I answered yes, and he became an un relenting sleuth.
我回答说是有点象, 他立马就成了个一追到底的侦探!


2. I answered yes, and he became an unrelenting sleuth.
在我肯定地回答他后, 他便成了一名不屈不挠的“侦探”.


3. The elderly sleuth left cash out in room as bait and then waited in a toilet.


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