Rubbish asked in 社會與文化語言 · 5 years ago

英英字典上(also xx)的意思

英英字典常常在詞條一開始就寫說(also xxx),請問這該如何理解?

1. 例如我查slacken,跑出下列解釋:

1 ( also slacken off ) to gradually become slower, weaker, less active etc, or to make something do this : The heavy rain showed no signs of slackening off.

這是在說slacken有個片語叫做slacken off,括號後面則是對括號內片語的解釋?造句也是為slacken off而造,所以上面例句不能off拿掉,只寫slackening?

2. 我查tube的時候,跑出下列解釋:

underground railway 6 ( also The Tube™ ) [ singular ] ( BrE ) the underground railway system in London

a tube station/train

We came by tube .

She caught the wrong tube (= tube train) .

這是在說有個詞組叫做The Tube,而且是倫敦地下鐵的意思?那下面例句的tube都是指倫敦地下鐵還是一般的地鐵?

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  • Louis
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    5 years ago
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    also是用來帶出同義字或詞

    slacken 和slacken off的意思相同:

    If something slackens or if you slacken it, it becomes slower, less active, or less intense.

    If something slackens off, it becomes slower, less active, or less intense. (mainly British English)

    see Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners

    The Tube是普通名詞所形成的專有名詞,故前面加上定冠詞,後面加上TM (=trade mark)。

    The tube is the underground railway system in London. (British English,指倫敦的地下鐵)

    You can refer to the television as the tube. (American English,指電視機)

    I took the tube then the train and came straight here.

    He travelled by tube.

    這裡的tube是英國的說法,指倫敦的地下鐵(the underground railway system in London)。

    Source(s): Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
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