- vt. 缺乏；不足；没有；需要
- vi. 缺乏；不足；没有
- n. 缺乏；不足
- n. (Lack)人名；(老)拉；(英、法、意、葡、匈)拉克；(匈)洛克
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- lack:  The word lack is not known to have existed in Old English, although it is by no means impossible that it did. If it was a borrowing, a possible source would have been Middle Dutch lak ‘deficiency, fault’. This has been traced back to a prehistoric Germanic *lak-, a variant of which produced English leak.
- lack (n.)
- c. 1300, "absence, want; shortage, deficiency," perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *lac, or else borrowed from Middle Dutch lak "deficiency, fault;" in either case from Proto-Germanic *laka- (cognates: Old Frisian lek "disadvantage, damage," Old Norse lakr "lacking"), from PIE *leg- "to dribble, trickle" (see leak (v.)). Middle English also had lackless "without blame or fault."
- lack (v.)
- late 12c., perhaps from Middle Dutch laken "to be wanting," from lak (n.) "deficiency, fault," or an unrecorded native cognate word (see lack (n.)). Related: Lacked; lacking.
- 1. Lack of exercise can lead to feelings of depression and exhaustion.
- 2. Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
- 3. There's a lack of fussiness about the way he works.
- 4. She wrinkled her nose, piqued by his total lack of enthusiasm.
- 5. There's always a lack of consistency in matters of foreign policy.
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