英文释义 (noun) A combination; often, a confused mixture./ Something that is an amalgam of two or more things is a mixture of them.
例句 EXAMPLE: The young boy's story was an amalgam of facts and his imagination.
短语 by fits and starts
英文释义 To proceed intermittently; to move forward without consistent, regular progress./ intermittently 间歇地
例句 EXAMPLE: Since he was quite busy as a high school teacher and the father of two young children, the novelist wrote his first book by fits and starts.