Translation of "direct" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/ us /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/

direct adjective (STRAIGHT)

B1 going in a straight line towards somewhere or someone without stopping or changing direction

a direct route/line 直通的路径/线路
Is there a direct train to Edinburgh? 有到爱丁堡的直达列车吗?

B2 without anyone or anything else being involved or between

She decided to take direct control of the project. 她决定直接管理这个项目。
He denied that he had any direct involvement in the deal. 他否认自己与这笔交易有任何直接关系。
Do you have any direct experience of this kind of work? 你有没有这种工作的直接经验?
He left as a direct result/consequence of what she said. 她的话是他离去的直接原因。
There is a direct link/connection between smoking and lung cancer. 吸烟与肺癌有直接的联系。
direct light/heat

strong light or heat that has nothing protecting and separating you from it

This plant should be kept out of direct sunlight. 这种植物应避免阳光直射。
direct relation/relative/descendant

a relation who is related to you through one of your parents, not through an aunt or uncle, etc.

Diana is a direct descendant of Robert Peel. 黛安娜是罗伯特‧皮尔的直系后代。

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direct adjective (COMPLETE)


a direct contrast 完全的对比
She's very thoughtful - the direct opposite of her sister. 她想得很周到——和她姐姐截然相反。

direct adjective (HONEST)

C1 Someone who is direct says what they think in a very honest way without worrying about other people's opinions.

I like her open and direct manner. 我喜欢她坦率直接的态度。


uk /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/ us /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/

direct verb (CONTROL)

C1 [ T ] to control or be in charge of an activity, organization, etc.

She directs a large charity. 她主管一家大型慈善机构。

B1 [ I or T ] to be in charge of a film or play and tell the actors how to play their parts

He wanted to give up acting and start directing (his own films). 他想放弃表演转而开始干导演(导演自己的电影)。
"Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg. 《大白鲨》是史蒂文•斯皮尔伯格导演的。

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direct verb (AIM)

C1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to aim something in a particular direction

Was that remark directedat/towards me? 这话是对我说的吗?
Criticism was directed against/at the manufacturers of the product. 批评意见直指该产品的生产厂家。

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direct verb (SAY WHERE)

B1 [ T ] to tell someone how to get somewhere

Could you direct me to the airport? 你能告诉我去机场的路吗?
I couldn't find the station, so I asked someone if they could direct me. 我找不到车站,只好去问路。

direct verb (ORDER)

[ T + obj + to infinitive ] formal to order someone, especially officially

The judge directed the defendant to remain silent. 法官命令被告保持安静。


uk /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/ us /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪˈrekt/

without having to stop or change direction

Does this train go direct to Edinburgh? 有到爱丁堡的直达列车吗?

without anything or anyone else being involved or in between

Can I dial this number direct or do I have to go through the switchboard? 我可以直接拨这个号码还是需要总机接转?

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