实用英语词组总结(二)

作者:周星 发布:2017-10-07

1. in a matter of : 大约只不过在…之内;eg. That school was sorted out in a matter of two months. 那所学校仅用了两个月的时间就整顿好了.

2. be bound up with : 与…有密切关系;eg. Why should happiness be bound up with the presence and movement of water? 对于两夫妻双方睡眠的冲突似乎跟生物因素及不同的表现有关系.

3. in the first place : 首先;起初

4. be tasked with : 负责;

5. cost-effective : 有成本效益的,划算的; 合算的(等于cost-efficient)

6. in motion : 在开动中,在运转中,处于兴奋[骚动]状态;eg. One group of muscles sets the next group in motion. 一组肌肉带动下一组肌肉运动。

7. in the presence of : 在面前;有某人在场;eg. The boy was ill at ease in the presence of the headmaster. 那男孩在校长面前感到局促不安.

8. ill at ease : 局促不安,不自在;惴惴不安;

9. bear fruit : 结出果实,奏效;坐果;结实;结果;eg. I hope your hard work will bear fruit. 我希望你辛勤工作会有收获.

10. sign on : 雇用;签约受雇;开始广播;签署证书参军.

11. in referring to : 在谈到;

12. as with : 如同,和...一样,就...而言;eg. With oysters, as with all seafood, freshness equals quality. 就牡蛎而言,和其他所有海味一样,新鲜就决定了品质。

13. bite off : 咬掉

14. in anticipation of : 期待着…;预计到…;eg. The animals grew restless as if in anticipation of an earthquake. 各种动物都变得焦躁不安,像是感到了地震即将发生.

15. hard truth : 难以接受的事实,硬道理;

16. live up to : 达到高标准;不辜负;实行;履行;eg. I try to live up to the high standard of the school. 我力求达到这所学校的高标准要求. eg. One ought to live up to what he knows to be right. 自己认为是对的,就应该在生活中去实践.

17. most of all : 最重要的是;首先;

18. above all : 首先,尤其是;

19. commit to : 把…送交,托付给…;对…作出承诺,承担义务,担负责任;使(自己)致力于…;把…固定在,保留在…之上[之中];eg. You don't have to commit to anything over the phone. 你不用在电话里承诺什么。eg. I don't want to commit to one person right now. 我现在还不想对一个人做出承诺.

20. cutting-edge : 前沿的,最前沿的;

21. make a habit of : 养成...习惯;

22. by itself : 单独地;自动地;

23. over time : 随着时间的过去;eg. The social significance of religion has changed over time. 宗教的社会意义随着时间的变迁已经发生了变化。

24. come away : 离开,离开时留下(印象);eg. We were happy to come away with a draw against Sweden. 我们很高兴能和瑞典队战平。

25. beside the point : 离题的;

26. bring/take someone down as a peg (or two) : 杀某人的威风;挫某人的傲气;eg. The young boy is so arrogant. It's time that someone took him down as a peg or two. 这个年轻人太傲慢,该有人杀杀他的威风了。

27. act your age : 别耍孩子气了,表现得成熟点吧。

28. act on/upon : 根据...行事;eg. They have the right and power to act on their ideas. 他们有权按照自己的想法行事。

29. act up : 有两条释义:一是“调皮,捣乱”;二是“(机器)运转不正常;(身体)出毛病”。eg. Why is my computer always acting up when I need it? 为什么我电脑总是在我需要它的时候出问题?

30. pet project : 最看好的项目

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