Translation of "counter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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counternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/

counter noun [ C ] (SURFACE)

B2 a long, flat, narrow surface or table in a shop, bank, restaurant, etc. at which people are served

There was nobody behind/on the counter when I went into the bank, and I had to wait to be served. 我进银行时柜台后没人,我只得等候有人出来服务。
You will find sausages on the meat counter/rolls on the bread counter. 你会在肉柜台找到香肠/在面包柜台找到面包卷。

mainly US UK usually worktop, work surface a kitchen counter

We stacked the dirty plates on the kitchen counter. 我们把脏碟子堆放在厨房的操作台上。

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counter noun [ C ] (OBJECT IN GAME)

C2 US also piece a small object used to mark someone's place in some games played on boards


counter noun [ C ] (DOING COUNTING)

a person or machine that counts


counterverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/

to react to something with an opposing opinion or action, or to defend yourself against something

After the government bombed their camp, the rebels countered with an attack on the capital. 首相反驳了反对党关于社会保健服务开支被削减的说法,称政府已增加了这方面的开支。
When criticisms were made of the school's performance, the parents' group countered with details of its exam results. 当有人对学校的业绩提出批评时,家长团举出具体的考试成绩予以反驳。
Extra police have been moved into the area to counter the risk of violence. 加派了警察进驻该地区以镇压可能出现的暴力事件。


uk /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/

C2 in a way that opposes something

Bob's decision not to take the job ran counter to his family's expectations. 鲍勃不接受这份工作的决定与其家人的期望相悖。


uk /kaʊn.tər-/ us /kaʊn.t̬ɚ-/

opposing or as a reaction to something

a counterattack (= an attack on someone who has attacked you) 反击;反攻

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