- n. 没打烙印的动物；持不同意见的人
- vt. 用不正当手段获取
- vi. 迷途；背离
- adj. 未打烙印的；行为不合常规的；特立独行的
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2. NBA 达拉斯小牛队: Dallas Mavericks
- maverick:  Originally, in the American West, a maverick was an unbranded calf that had become separated from its mother and its herd (by convention, any farmer or stockman who came upon such a calf could add it to his herd and brand it as his own). The name probably comes from Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803– 70), a Texas cattle-owner (and ancestor of the Maury Maverick who coined the word gobbledegook) who did not brand the calves of one of his herds. The familiar modern metaphorical application to an awkwardly independent-minded person was in place before the end of the 19th century.
- maverick (n.)
- 1867, "calf or yearling found without an owner's brand," so called for Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), Texas cattle owner who was negligent in branding his calves. Sense of "individualist, unconventional person" is first recorded 1886, via notion of "masterless."
- 1. Her independence and maverick behaviour precluded any chance of promotion.
- 2. You're a maverick and you'll try anything.
- 3. He was too much of a maverick ever to hold high office.
- 4. Politically, she's a bit of a maverick.
- 在政治方面, 她有点自行其是.
- 5. Wisconsin's independent, maverick, polyglot nature was firmly established by 1848 , the year it became a state.
- 威斯康星的独立不羁 、 自行其是 、 多族裔的特性是于1848年它成为一个州时就牢固形成的.
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