- n. 虾；小虾；矮小的人
- vi. 捕虾
- adj. 有虾的；虾制的
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS CET6
来自中古英语 schrimpe,虾，来自 Proto-Germanic*skrimpaz,弯，转，PIE*sker,弯，转，词源 同 ring,curve,scrimp.因虾蜷曲的身形而得名。
- shrimp:  The shrimp’s name appears to echo its small size. It was probably borrowed from some Low German source, and its possible relatives include Middle Low German schrempen ‘shrink, wrinkle’ and modern German schrumpfen ‘shrivel, shrink’. Its use for a ‘tiny person’ is virtually as old in English as its application to the crustacean, and probably goes right back to its original source.
- shrimp (n.)
- early 14c., "slender, edible marine crustacean," probably from Old Norse skreppa "thin person," from Proto-Germanic *skrimp- (see scrimp). Related to Old English scrimman "to shrink;" the connecting notion is probably "thinness" (compare Danish dialectal skrimpe "thin cattle"). The meaning "puny person" in English is attested from late 14c.; an especially puny one might be a shrimplet (1680s).
- shrimp (v.)
- "fish for shrimp," 1801 (implied in shrimping ), from shrimp (n.). Related: Shrimper (1808).
- 1. Atanas ordered a shrimp cocktail and a salad.
- 2. Add the shrimp and cook for 30 seconds.
- 3. Shrimp are raised in long uniform ponds, frozen in the nearby packing plant and shipped north.
- 4. When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.
- 5. Experiments were made to adapt this variety of shrimp to fresh water.
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