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draw a check
UK: draw a cheque
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
US (make out a cheque, pay by cheque)  (美国用法)开支票 vi
 Your invoice was approved so I will draw a cheque for you by the end of the day.
draw a conclusion 下结论,得出结论
xià jié lùn , dé chū jié lùn
draw a crowd 招来人群(围观,注意)
zhāo lái rén qún ( wéi guān ), zhù yì
draw a diagram viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (represent [sth] schematically)画图表 vi
 He drew a diagram of the kitchen layout, showing the exact position of cabinets and appliances - yet still the builders managed to get it wrong.
draw a gun on 拔枪相向,举枪相对
bá qiāng xiāng xiàng, jǔ qiāng xiāng duì
draw a parallel between vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (identify as being similar)在...之间作比较,在…之间找到相似之处 vtr
 We can draw a parallel between restrictions on law making powers of the earliest British Parliaments, and that of the modern European Parliament.
draw a pay check vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (from [sb]: work for)(从…处)领薪水,(从…处)领工资 vtr
draw a pay check viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be employed)领工资,领薪水,有工资可拿 vi
 Since I was old enough to draw a pay check, I enjoyed a sense of autonomy that my own children don't seem interested in achieving.
draw a picture viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (represent [sth] visually)画图 vi
 I couldn't describe the crash in words so I drew a picture of it for the nice policeman.
draw a picture viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (describe in detail)  (比喻)详细说明 vi
xiáng xì shuō míng
draw to a close 结束
jié shù
draw up a formal document viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (write out an official paper)起草正式文件 vi
 My lawyers must draw up the deed of transfer for the sale of my house.
draw up a plan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (devise a way to proceed)草拟计划 vi
drink like a fish viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." expr (be an alcoholic)  (习惯表达)狂饮,酩酊大醉 vi
 He says he's not an alcoholic but he drinks like a fish.
drive a bargain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (negotiate a deal, haggle)讲价 vi
 I got a good price on my new car because I drove a hard bargain with the salesman.
drive a hard bargain 进行一场艰苦的谈判
jìn xíng yì chǎng jiān kǔ de tán pàn
drop a line viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (send a message, make contact)  (非正式用语)写信给某人 vi
 I should drop a line to my brother because I haven't written him in a long time.
earn a living 谋生
móu shēng
  养家糊口
yǎng jiā hú kǒu
eke out a living 竭力维持生计,设法谋生
jié lì wéi chí shēng jì, shè fǎ móu shēng
establish a connection viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (phone line: get through to [sb])接通电话 vi
establish a connection viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make personal contact with [sb])(与某人)建立联系 vi
establish a connection vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prove relationship with [sth])没有提供翻译 vtr
exact a toll vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (effect negatively)造成负面影响 vtr
zào chéng fù miàn yǐng xiǎng
feel like a million bucks viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (feel good)  (俚语)心情极好,感觉好 vi
find a way viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (devise the means or solution to [sth])想出办法,找到(解决问题的)办法 vi
 I don't know how I'll do it, but I'll find a way.
fit like a glove viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." idiom (fit perfectly)  (惯用语,习语)非常合适,刚好,恰好,完全相合 vi
 I had to buy a replacement bumper for my car from a junk yard, but it fits like a glove.
for a lifetime advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for the rest of one's life)下半辈子,终身,一辈子 adv
 The young lovers were sure their love would last for a lifetime.
for a little while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a short time)一会儿,不久 adv
 I'll stay for a little while.
 We have to wait for a little while before the train comes.
for a long time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at length)很长一段时间,很久 adv
 After a day of hard work, I was ready to sleep for a long time.
for a moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a very short time)一下子,一会儿,片刻 adv
 The girls stopped yelling, and for a moment, I thought she was done.
for a short time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (briefly)不久,短期地 adv
 He had only lived in the apartment for a short time, about 2 weeks.
for a song advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a bargain price, cheaply)极便宜地,很便宜 adv
 The seller was very motivated so I managed to buy it for a song.
for a while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for some time)一会,一阵子,一段时间,一时 adv
 I'm going down to the pub for a while.
forever and a day advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." poetic (for all eternity)永远地,永久地,极其长久地 adv
 I shall love thee forever and a day!
form a part of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be a component of, comprise)组成…的一部分 vtr
 Our solar system forms part of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.
four of a kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (card games: four cards of same number)  (扑克游戏)四张点数相同的牌 n
 Four of a kind beats any hand in poker except a straight-flush.
four of a kind nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (four similar things)四个类似的物体,四个同类的东西 n
free as a bird 自由自在,无拘无束
zì yóu zì zài, wú jū wú shù
free yourself from a promise viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (avoid having to do [sth] you promised)摆脱诺言的约束,不受诺言的约束 vi
from a distance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from far away)从远方来,来自遥远的地方 adv
 I appreciate my mother-in-law more from a distance.
from A to Z advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (covering a whole topic)全面地,彻底地,从头到尾 adv
 This book will tell you all about plumbing, from A to Z.
get a fix 没有提供翻译
get a foothold viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (find secure place for feet when climbing)  (本义)(爬山时)找到稳当的落脚点 vi
 After falling halfway down he was able to get a foothold and begin climbing again.
get a foothold viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (establish oneself)  (比喻)站稳脚跟 vi
 She got a foothold in the theatrical world when, as an understudy, the leading lady fell ill.
get a glimpse of 瞥见,瞅见
piē jiàn , chǒu jiàn
get a grip viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (regain self-control)  (俚语)控制自己的情绪,自我控制 vi
 It's time to stop panicking and get a grip.
 He's too nervous; he needs to get a grip.
get a grip! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (you are overreacting! control yourself)  (俚语)控制一下你自己! interj
 Stop crying hysterically and get a grip on yourself!
get a hold of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (grasp)  (非正式用语)抓住…,把握…,掌控… vtr
 Get a firm hold of the load and make sure it's not too heavy before you lift.
get a job v informal (find employment)  (非正式用语)找到工作 v
 I need to get a job that pays well.
get a kick out of 因…激动,刺激,痛快
yīn … jī dòng, cì jī, tòng kuài
get a life interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (expressing contempt)  (俚语,表示轻蔑、蔑视)找点别的事情做吧,别那么无聊,找点正经事情来做吧 interj
 When I told them I was translating the Bible into Vulcan they all said “Get a life!”
get a loan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (enter a contract to borrow money)得到贷款 vi
 If we can't pay rent come August we may have to get a loan.
get a response viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (receive a reply)得到回复,得到答复 vi
 I sent several emails but never did get a response.
get a response viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be acknowledged by words, gesture )获得肯定,获得首肯 vi
get a rise out of [sb] 惹怒某人,激怒某人
rě nù mǒu rén, jī nù mǒu rén
get a thrashing 遭到报应,收到惩罚
zāo dào bào yìng , shōu dào chéng fá
get a whiff of 闻闻,嗅一下
wén wén, xiù yī xià
get off to a good start viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (begin well)顺利开始 vi
 Our new employee has gotten off to a good start.
give a boost to [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (assist or encourage [sth])促进…,鼓动… vi
 The advertisement gave a boost to the company's sales.
 The teacher's praise gave a boost to the children's spirits just when they were about to give up.
give a damn v slang (care)  (俚语)在乎,在意 v
 I don't give a damn that my ex has a new girlfriend!
give a f*** v slang, vulgar (care)  (俚语,粗俗用语)在乎,关心,在意 v
 I don't give a f*** what you think.
give a handout viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (give financial aid)提供资金援助 vi
 The homeless man who lives down by the river is always looking for a handout.
give a helping hand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (assist, help)帮助,援助,协助 vi
 You should give a helping hand to the needy.
give a talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (conduct a speech or lecture)作报告,作演讲 vi
 On Monday I have to give a talk about the work I did over the summer.
give as a pretext vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make an excuse of)以…为借口,以…为托词 vtr
 She gave being tired as a pretext for escaping from the boring party.
give it a second thought 三思,再思
sān sī , zài sī
give [sb] a bad name viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (damage [sb]'s reputation)损坏某人名声 vi
 You give love a bad name (Bon Jovi, 1986!).
give [sb] a complex viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make [sb] extremely self-conscious)没有提供翻译 vi
 If you keep mentioning her weight, you'll give her a complex.
give [sb] a good telling-off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (reprimand [sb] severely)  (非正式用语)将某人狠骂一通 vi
 When the boss found out what had happened, Sally was taken into the office and given a good telling-off.
give [sb] a hand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (help [sb])给某人帮忙,给某人予帮助 vi
 I needed help carrying the wardrobe and the neighbour gave me a hand.
give [sb] a lift 开车送某人,让某人搭车
kāi chē sòng mǒu rén, ràng mǒu rén dā chē
give [sb] a shout out expres US, informal (acknowledge [sb] by name)  (美国用法,非正式用语)提名表扬某人,对某人表示感谢 expres
 During his speech, the student gave a shout out to the teachers who had encouraged him.
give [sth] a try 尝试,试一试
cháng shì, shì yī shì
go back on a promise 不遵守诺言,打破承诺
bù zūn shǒu nuò yán, dǎ pò chéng nuò
  背信弃义
bèi xìn qì yì
go for a drive 开车兜风,闲逛
kāi chē dōu fēng, xián guàng
go for a ride 骑车出游
qí chē chū yóu
go for a walk 去散步,遛达
qù sàn bù, liù dá
go into a decline viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (deteriorate)开始衰落,开始衰退 vi
 The economy is forecast to go into a decline.
go on a date viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (go out with [sb] romantically)去约会 vi
 Want to go on a date this Friday night? I'll pick you up at eight.
go on a fishing expedition v (general search for evidence of guilt, crime unspecified)盘问,摸底 v
 In the US, police are not allowed to go on a fishing expedition in your house without a search warrant.
go on a journey viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (travel somewhere)去旅行,去旅游 vi
 The fortune teller said that I would be going on a journey soon - not difficult to predict since I was wearing my airline pilot's uniform.
go on a trip viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." UK (take a short journey)  (英国用法)去短途旅行,去短距离旅游 vi
 This weekend we are going on a trip to the countryside.
go on a trip US (travel)  (美国用法)去旅行,去旅游
 Last summer I went on a trip to Rome to see the Coliseum.
go out on a limb viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." idiom (say [sth] potentially controversial)  (习语)(观点、做法等)孤立无缘,无人支持 vi
 He went out on a limb when he asked his boss for a raise.
go to a lot of trouble to do [sth] 费尽心力去做某事
fèi jìn xīn lì qù zuò mǒu shì
  克服重重困难做某事
kè fú chóng chóng kùn nán zuò mǒu shì
great scale
on a
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(far reaching, extensively )大范围地 adv
 Operations are being conducted on a great scale in order to track down the flight recorder in the aftermath of last week's plane crash.
hail a taxi viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (flag down a taxi cab by waving)挥手叫出租车,打车 vi
 She went out onto the street to hail a taxi.
half a chance 微弱的机会,可能性不大的机会
wēi ruò de jī huì , kě néng xìng bú dà de jī huì
half a dozen 半打,六个
bàn dǎ , liù gè
half a second nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a very brief time)  (比喻)一眨眼的工夫,没到一秒钟 n
 Hold on, I'll be with you in half a second!
hanging by a thread 千钧一发,岌岌可危
qiān jūn yí fà , jí jí kě wēi
hatch a plan v (plot, devise a plot)密谋,酝酿一个计划 v
 We will have to hatch a plan to sort this out.
hatch out a plan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (devise a plot)密谋,酝酿一个计划 vi
 We will hatch out a plan about stealing the diamonds.
have a baby 生孩子
shēng hái zi
have a ball viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (enjoy oneself immensely)  (非正式用语)玩得很开心,玩得特别高兴 vi
 Thank you for a wonderful party; we all had a ball!
have a bias against vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be prejudiced against)对…有偏见 vtr
 They have a bias against assertive women.
have a case   (司法)起诉某人,提起诉讼
qǐ sù mǒu rén, tí qǐ sù sòng
have a case of 患…病
huàn … bìng
have a chance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be able to succeed at [sth])有成功的机会 vi
 We have a chance of winning if we can carry on at this rate.
have a chance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be given the opportunity to do [sth])有机会 vi
yǒu jī huì
 If I have a chance I will try and win.
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