2012년 12월 9일 일요일

Dic: leave a mark on, leave your mark on


  • Years of conditioning had left their mark on her, and she never felt inclined to talk to strange men.
  • Singers like Franklin and Redding helped gospel music make its mark on popular culture.
  • Growing up during the war had left its mark on her.
  • Years of war have left their mark on these pretty islands.
■ If someone or something leaves their mark or leaves a mark, they have a lasting effect on another person or thing.

■ to affect someone or something so that they change in a permanent or very noticeable way

■ leave your/a mark (on)
to have a very strong and noticeable effect on someone or something, usually a bad one that lasts a long time.
.... COBUILD, LDOCE, Macmillan

CF. Dic: mark (as a verb meaning `give particular quality`)

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