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断档duàn dàng
(of people)break off in the middle; miss a link
由于“文革”的影响,我们研究所已经出现了研究员严重断档的现象。研究员不是老的老,就是小的小,中年的廖廖无几。整个缺了一代人。
As a result of the“cultural revolution” there has been a severe shortage of researchers in our research institutions. All our researches are either too old or too young. We have simply lost a generation of middle-aged researchers.
(of goods)to be out of supply or stock
这本书快卖完了,赶紧再版,造成别让它断档。
This book is going to be sold out. We’d better reprint it again. Don’t let stocks run out.

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