1. dress up 穿著正式、盛裝打扮

同義詞 dress nicely

相關語 doll up 打扮得花枝招展;wear 穿put on 穿上

(1. We should definitely dress up to go to the theater.

上劇院,我們一定要盛裝打扮

(2.You don’t have to dress up for Mike’s party.

參加麥克的宴會,你不用穿得太正式。

2. at last 終於

同義詞 in the end, finally, after a long time, at length, eventually, in the long run

反義詞 at first, in the beginning 起初

(1.We waited for hours and then the train arrived at last.

我們等了好幾個鐘頭,火車終於到了。

(2.Now that I am sixteen, at last I can drive my parents’ car.

我現在已經十六歲,終於可以開爸媽的車了。

3. as usual 一如往常

同義詞 as always, in the usual way, in the customary manner, as is the general case, as is typical

(1.George is late for class as usual. This seems to happen every day.

喬治照常上課遲到。這樣的情形幾乎天天發生。

(2.As usual, Dora received first prize in the swimming contest. It’s the third consecutive year that she has won.

與往常一樣,朵拉再次拿到游泳比賽的冠軍。這已經是她連續第三年獲勝。

4. find out 發現,找出

同義詞 discover, detect

(1. Will you please try to find out what time the airplane arrives?

可以請你查查看那班飛機什麼時候到嗎?

(2. I’ll call right now to find it out.

我立刻打電話查清楚。

用法Usage

可分開片語動詞,可用find~out形式

5. look at 注視

同義詞 have a look at, take a look at

相關語 see 看;watch 觀看;stare瞪; gaze 凝視

(1. The teacher told us to look at the blackboard and not at our books.

老師叫我們要注視黑板,而不是看課本。

(2. I like to walk along a country road at night and look at the stars.

我喜歡晚上在鄉間小路散步、看星星。

6. look for 尋找

同義詞 seek, search for, try to find

(1. He’s spent over an hour looking for the pen that he lost.

他已經花了一個多小時找他丟掉的筆。

(2. So there you are! We’ve looked all over for you.

原來你在那兒呀!我們到處找你呢。

用法Usage

look和for之間可以插入「all over」(到處)等副詞片語。

7. all right 沒問題,好啊

同義詞 fine, okay, yes, acceptable,

(1. He said that it would be all right to wait in her office until she returned.

他說待在她的辦公室等她回來沒關係。

(2. Do you want me to turn off the TV? Alright, if you insist.

你要我把電視關掉?好啊!如果你堅持的話。

用法Usage

更通俗的說法是alright。

8. all along 始終

同義詞 all the while, at all times, always, all the way, all the time

(1. She knew all along that we’d never agree with his plan.

她打從一開始就知道我們絕對不可能贊成他的計畫。

(2. You’re smiling! Did you know all along that I’d give you a birthday present?

你在笑!你是不是從一開始就知道我要給你生日禮物?

9.  little by little 逐漸地

同義詞 gradually, step by step, bit by bit, foot by foot, stage by stage, by degrees, progressively

(1. Karen’s health seems to be improving little by little.

凱倫的健康似乎慢慢好轉中。

(2. If you study regularly each day, step by step your vocabulary will increase.

如果你每天規律地學習,字彙能力就會漸漸進步。

10. tire out 使筋疲力盡

同義詞 be exhausted, wear out, be extremely tired

(1. The hot weather tired out the runners in the marathon.

天氣太熱,使馬拉松的跑者個個筋疲力盡。

(2. Does studying for final exams wear you out? It makes me feel worn out!

準備期末考讓你很累吧?這考試可把我累壞了。

用法Usage

可分開片語動詞,可用tire~out形式。某人筋疲力盡,用sb be tired out 和 sb be worn out;使某人筋疲力盡,要用tire sb out和wear sb out。

11. call on (1)指名要求回答;(2)拜訪

同義詞 (1) ask for a response from
   (2) visit, make a visit to sb, drop in on

相關語 (2)call at 拜訪(地點)

(1. Jose didn’t know the answer when the teacher called on him.

當老師指名約瑟回等時,他答不出來

(2. Last night several friends called on us at our home.

昨晚有幾個朋友來我家拜訪。

(3. Why don’t we drop in on Sally a little later?

我們稍後何不順路去找莎莉?

用法Usage

此片語為不可分開片語動詞。

12.never mind 別在意,不要緊

同義詞 it doesn’t matter, don’t worry

(1. When he spilled his drink on my coat, I said, “Never mind. It needs to be cleaned anyway.”

當他把飲料潑在我的外套上時,我對他說:「不要緊,反正衣服本來就要洗的」。

(2. So you weren’t listening to me again. Never mind; it wasn’t important.

你又沒有仔細聽我在講什麼了。沒關係,反正也不是什麼重要的事。

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