Harry Potter Chapter 6

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1、pin:vt. 把…别住, 把…钉住

原句:Harry ticked off another day on the piece of paper he had pinned to the wall, counting down to September the first. 

2、grunt:vt. 咕哝着说

原句:Uncle Vernon grunted again

3、howling:adj. 极大的;咆哮的;哭哭啼啼的

原句:Barking,” said Uncle Vernon, “howling mad, the lot of them.

4、ruddy:adj. 红润的

原句:“Got to have that ruddy tail removed before he goes to Smeltings.”

5、mutter:vt. & vi. 轻声低语; 咕哝地抱怨

原句:In the end the guard strode away, muttering about time wasters.

6、strand:vt. 使搁浅;使陷于困境;弄断;使落后

原句:he was stranded in the middle of a station

7、plump:adj. 圆胖的,丰满的;鼓起的

原句:The speaker was a plump woman who was talking to four boys, all with flaming red hair.

8、blink:vt. 眨眼;使…闪烁

原句:Harry watched, careful not to blink in case he missed it

9、smash:vt. & vi. 打碎; 捣烂

原句:He was going to smash right into that barrier and then he’d be in trouble

10、billow:vi. 翻腾

原句:He had already changed into his billowing black Hogwarts robes, and Harry noticed a shiny red and gold badge on his chest with the letter P on it.


1、Harry watched, careful not to blink in case he missed it —but just as the boy reached the dividing barrier between the two platforms, a large crowd of tourists came swarming in front of him and by the time the last backpack had cleared away, the boy had vanished.

2、Now the third brother was walking briskly toward the barrier —he was almost there — and then, quite suddenly, he wasn’t anywhere.