Spark off 引起/引发

Blacksmiths throw molten metal against a cold wall

Blacksmiths throw metal against a wall to create sparks in Hebei, China. Photo by Mark Ralston.

今日短语

动词短语 'spark off' 意思是引起/引发。

例句

今日小常识

One of the most common English surnames is ‘Smith’. It is thought this surname derives from the Old English word that meant ‘someone who works with metal’.


英国最常见的名字之一就是Smith,这在古英语里就是铁匠的意思。

Their decision sparked off a protest because people were very angry.

If I comment on my girlfriend's new haircut it might spark off an argument.

这个词也可以用来形容一种积极的活动。

The documentary sparked off an interest in astronomy.

请注意

'Spark off' 这个动词短语也经常以被动语态出现。

The protests were sparked off by their decision.

The argument was sparked off by his comment about Mary's haircut.


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