- adj.短暂的; （衣着）短的; 简洁的; 简明的;
- vt.向…介绍基本情况; （尤指事前）向…介绍基本情况; 向…下达简令; 在…事先向…做简要指点;
- n.概要; 短文; 简短声明; （争议一方的情况或论点）要点摘录;
- 复数: briefs;
- 第三人称单数: briefs;
- 过去式: briefed;
- 过去分词: briefed;
- 现在分词: briefing;
- 比较级: briefer;
- 最高级: briefest;
amusing anecdotes about his brief career as an actor
Mozart's life was brief.
a brief and unsuccessful flirtation with the property market
Generally a brief note or a phone call will suffice.
The reports of the explosion were brief and uninformative.
In brief, take no risks.
A guide gives a brief talk on the history of the site.
At the end of every day, jot down a brief note on how peppy or tired you felt.
That peace often looked like a brief truce before the next plunge into war.
There was a brief, incredulous silence.
He let out a brief cackle.
She claims she had a brief fling with him 30 years ago.
This time their visit is brief.
Give an introduction, followed by the body of the material, then a brief summary.
The radio message was brief.
After a brief rally the shares returned to 126p.
Their brief is to undertake outreach work aimed at young African Caribbeans on the estate.
Reading from a tedious technical brief for hours on end, he would stray into difficult territory.
A brief rest restored the traveller's vigour.
The book ends with a brief summary.
The opening chapter gives a brief historical overview of transport.
There was a brief ad for Mona Lisa skin lightener.
We begin with a brief and necessarily incomplete review of UK statistics.
There was a brief pause in the conversation.
The book's introduction is brief.
Napoleon's exile to Elba was brief.
Please brief us on the main points to be studied.
His words, though quite brief , are earnest enough to prompt one to deep thought.
He is now on a brief visit to England.
Life is short [ brief ] .
生命是 短暂 的.
She'd wake up early, turn on her laptop and chat on Internet dating sites and instant-messaging programs – leaving her bed for only brief intervals.
Make a brief self-introduction on the phone.
Most Grand Tourists, however, stayed for briefer periods and set out with less scholarly intentions, accompanied by a teacher or guardian, and expected to return home with souvenirs of their travels as well as an understanding of art and architecture formed by exposure to great masterpieces.
Professor Henderson, could you give us a brief overview of what you do, where you work and your main area of research? I have many Business English students.
In one of the study's experiments, subjects were given a brief description of a man from Chicago with the last name Williams.
The client company generallygives the advertising agency an agreed budget, a statement of theobjective of the advertising campaign known as a brief and an overall advertising strategy concerning the message to be communicated to the target customers.
By the 1950s, most schools required a brief personal statement of why the student had chosen to apply to one school over another.
But there is also time for brief diversions onto bizarre ground, such as a discussion of the skyscraper index (which holds that a boom in skyscraper construction is a foolproof sign of an imminent recessio.
When those were finished, she concluded the session with a brief restatement of how the new system would improve security and peace of mind in the municipal building.
Fortunately, after a brief stay in hospital, Ben was well enough to be allowed to leave and later the family met up for dinner.
2018年高考英语全国卷2 完形填空 原文
The professor doesn't remember the comments he or she wrote on your individual piece of work, though he or she will be able to recall them after just a brief glance at your work.
2015年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 主旨概括 原文
This brief visit with mother nature cost me two days off from work, recovering from a bad case of sunburn and the doctor's bill for my son's food poisoning.
2017年高考英语全国卷1 阅读理解 七选五 原文
We shared the brief that if you're fortunate enough to have success, you should put something back - he with his newman's own food and his hole in the wall camps for kids who are seriously ill, and me with sundance and the institute and the festival.
2017年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Write another email as swiftly as you can and send it with a brief explaining that this is the correct version and the previous version should be ignored.
2017年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读A 原文
It could be that we are evolving two communities of social scientists: one that is discipline-oriented and publishing in highly specialized journals, and one that is problem-oriented and publishing elsewhere, such as policy briefs.
The development of the Elizabethan drama for the next twenty-five years is of exceptional interest to students of literary history, for in this brief period we may trace the beginning, growth, blossoming, and decay of many kinds of plays, and of many great careers.
1. a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
2. a condensed written summary or abstract
1. give essential information to someone;
"The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
1. of short duration or distance;
"a brief stay in the country"
"in a little while"
"it's a little way away"
2. concise and succinct;
"covered the matter in a brief statement"
3. (of clothing) very short;
"an abbreviated swimsuit"
"a brief bikini"
hold a brief for
(Brit.)be retained as counsel for
hold no brief for
not support or argue in favour of
I hold no brief for dishonest policemen.
brief, concise, compact