Translation of "advance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance verb (MOVE FORWARD)

[ I or T ] to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something

The fire advanced steadily through the forest. 大火在森林中不断蔓延。
The troops advanced on the city (= approached it, ready to attack). 军队向该城推进。
We have advanced greatly in our knowledge of the universe. 在认识宇宙方面,我们已经取得长足的进步。
Her study has considerably advanced (= helped) the cause of equal rights. 她的研究极大地促进了权利平等运动的事业。
He's just trying to advance (= improve) his own career. 他只是在努力拓展自己的事业。

More examples

  • The troops quickly established a beachhead and were preparing to advance.
  • She's the youngest player ever to advance to a semifinal.
  • Enemy planes engaged the troops as they advanced into the mountains.
  • Using smoke as (a) camouflage, the army advanced up the hill.
  • Everyone was disappointed when the team failed to advance to the next round of the competition.

advance verb (PAY)

[ T ] to pay someone some money before the regular time

[ + two objects ] Could you advance me £500 until Tuesday? 周二之前可以预付给我50英镑的薪水吗?

advance verb (SUGGEST)

[ T ] formal to suggest an idea or theory

the theory advanced in this article 这篇论文提出的理论


uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance noun (MOVEMENT)

B2 [ C or U ] the forward movement of something, or an improvement or development in something

Nothing could stop the advance of the floodwaters. 洪水滔滔奔来,势不可挡。
Recent advances in medical science mean that this illness can now be cured. 医学新近取得的进展意味着这种疾病现在不再是绝症了。

More examples

  • Could you let me know in advance whether or not you will be coming?
  • Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?
  • Passengers should tell the airline in advance if they have any special dietary needs.
  • Most holiday companies request a 20% deposit in advance.
  • Did you check in advance whether there was access for wheelchairs?

advance noun (MONEY)

money paid to someone before the regular time

She asked for a £300 advance on her salary. 她要求预付她300英镑薪水。

advance noun (SEX)

[ C usually plural ] an attempt to start a sexual or romantic relationship with someone

She rejected his unwelcome advances. 他妄图勾引她。她非常厌恶,让他碰了一鼻子灰。

advanceadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

happening, done, or ready before an event

advance payment/booking 预付/预订
We got no advance warning/notice of the changes. 我们事先没有得到有关变更的警示/通知。

(Translation of “advance” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)