Bedeutung von “action” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈækʃən/
Extra Examples
One stupid action has placed us all at risk.The action was roundly condemned by French and German leaders.I think the best course of action would be to write to him.The government has promised to take immediate action.The army was ready for action.
DO [ C, U ]

B2 something that you do:

She has to accept the consequences of her actions.
We must take action (= do something) before the problem gets worse.
So what do you think is the best course of action (= way of dealing with the situation)?
It was the first time I'd seen firemen in action (= doing a particular activity).

B1 things that are happening, especially exciting or important things:

He likes films with a lot of action.
→ Opposite inaction
out of action

damaged or hurt and not able to operate or play sports:

I'm afraid my car's out of action.
They've got three players out of action.
legal action

a legal process in a court:

They are planning to take legal action against the company.

fighting in a war:

He was killed in action (= while fighting).
PROCESS [ no plural ]

a movement or natural process:

The rocks are smoothed by the action of water.
→ See also industrial action , be all talk (and no action)

(Definition von “action” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)