2008年3月26日 星期三

wheedle

I already looked much older than my age and I'd wheedle my way into nightclubs.
我長相看起來已像個小大人,又會設計討好大人帶我去一些夜總會玩。

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verb [I; T + adverb or preposition] DISAPPROVING
to try to persuade someone to do something or give you something by praising them or being intentionally charming:
She's one of those children who can wheedle you into giving her anything she wants.
She wasn't invited, but somehow she managed to wheedle her way in.
I tried all manner of different approaches - I wheedled, threatened, demanded, cajoled.

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adjective DISAPPROVING
I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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