- n. 杂技演员，特技演员；随机应变者；翻云覆雨者，善变者
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来自词根acer, 尖的，高的。-bat, 走，同vent,走，见advent,来临。-t,过去分词格。指走高空钢丝的杂技演员，后统指杂技演员。
- acrobat:  The Greek adjective ákros meant ‘topmost, at the tip or extremity’ (it derives ultimately from the Indo-European base *akmeaning ‘be pointed or sharp’, which also gave rise to acid, acute, oxygen, and edge). It crops up in acrophobia ‘fear of heights’; in acropolis ‘citadel’, literally ‘upper city’; in acromegaly ‘unnaturally enlarged condition of the hands, feet, and face’, literally ‘large extremities’; and in acronym, literally ‘word formed from the tips of words’. Acrobat itself means literally ‘walking on tiptoe’.
The -bat morpheme comes from Greek baínein ‘walk’, which is closely related to basis and base, and is also connected with come. Akrobátēs existed as a term in Greek, and reached English via French acrobate.
=> acid, acute, edge, oxygen
- acrobat (n.)
- 1825, from French acrobate (14c.), "tightrope-walker," and directly from Greek akrobates "rope dancer, gymnastic performer," which is related to akrobatos "going on tip-toe, climbing up high," from akros "topmost, at the point end" (see acrid) + stem of bainein "walk, go" (see come).
- 1. The acrobat balanced a long pole on his left shoulder.
- 2. The acrobat could bend himself into a hoop.
- 3. An acrobat has to be agile.
- 4. The acrobat bounced high from the ground.
- 5. The acrobat's feat took the audience's breath away.
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