Translation of "coast" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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coastnoun [ C ]

uk /kəʊst/ us /koʊst/

B1 the land next to or close to the sea

海岸;沿海地区
Rimini is a thriving resort on the east coast of Italy. 里米尼是意大利东海岸一个繁华的度假胜地。
The accident happened three miles off the coast (= in the sea three miles from land). 事故发生在距离海岸3英里的海域。
We spent a week by/on the coast (= by the sea). 我们在海滨度过了一个星期。
coast to coast

from one side of the country to the other

从(一国的)此岸到彼岸
We travelled across America coast to coast. 我们的旅行横跨美国东西海岸。

mainly US in every part of a country

全国各地
The visiting politician received coast-to-coast media attention. 来访的政客们受到全国媒体的关注。

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coastverb [ I ]

uk /kəʊst/ us /koʊst/

to move forward in a vehicle without using the engine, usually down a hill

(通常指下山时凭借惯性)滑行,下滑
At the top of the hill I switched off the engine and we just coasted down the other side. 在山顶,我关上发动机,我们就沿着另一侧的山坡顺势滑行。

to progress or succeed without any effort or difficulty

毫不费力取得进展;轻而易举取得胜利
While I struggled, my sister coasted through school with top grades. 上学时我总觉得很吃力,而我妹妹却一路学得轻轻松松,成绩一直很优异。

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