balance noun (EQUAL STATE)
She had to hold onto the railings to keep her balance (= to stop herself from falling). 她得扶住围栏才能保持平衡。
New tax measures are designed to redress the balance (= make the situation more equal) between rich and poor. 新的税收措施旨在通过再次分配使贫富差距趋于合理。
We must strike a balance between reckless spending and penny-pinching (= try to have something between these two things). 我们必须花费有度，既不能肆意挥霍，也不要一毛不拔。
- He lost his balance and tumbled over.
- The question threw him off balance for a moment.
- Teachers need to strike a delicate balance between instructing their pupils and letting them discover things for themselves.
- Most managers, politicians and bosses are men - how can women redress the balance ?
- The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences.
balance noun (WEIGHING MACHINE)
balance noun (MONEY)
Once we know how much money we'll need, let's spend the balance (= the amount left). 一旦知道了我们将需要多少钱，就把结余的钱花掉吧。
balance the books
- Her suitcase was precariously balanced on the tiny luggage rack above her head.
- A see-saw balances at its fulcrum.
- The wine has just enough dryness to balance its fruitiness.
- Discover how eating raw food helps balance your body and aids digestion.
- At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.