Translation of "form" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /fɔːm/ us /fɔːrm/

B2 [ I or T ] to begin to exist or to make something begin to exist

A crowd formed around the accident. 事故现场围起了一群人。
A solution began to form in her mind. 她想到了一个解决办法。
I formed the impression (= the way she behaved suggested to me) that she didn't really want to come. 我形成了一种印象:她其实并不想来。

B1 [ L only + noun ] to make or be something

The lorries formed a barricade across the road. 数辆卡车横在路上,形成了路障。
Together they would form the next government. 他们将共同组建下届政府。
This information formed the basis of the report. 这些信息奠定了报告的基础。

[ I ] formal If separate things form, they come together to make a whole.

The children formed into lines. 孩子们排好了队。

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uk /fɔːm/ us /fɔːrm/

form noun (DOCUMENT)

A2 [ C ] a paper or set of papers printed with spaces in which answers to questions can be written or information can be recorded in an organized way

an application form (= document used for asking officially for something, for example a job) 申请表
an entry form (= document used to enter a competition) 报名表
Please fill in/out the form with black ink. 请用黑色墨水填写表格。
When you have completed the form, hand it in at the desk. 填完表格后,请交到这张桌子上来。

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form noun (TYPE)

B2 [ C ] a type of something

Swimming is the best form of exercise. 游泳是最佳的锻炼方式。

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form noun (SHAPE)

C1 [ C ] the shape or appearance of something

I could just about make out his sleeping form on the bed. 我只能隐约看出他在床上睡觉时的轮廓。
The moon highlighted the shadowy forms of the hills. 月光凸显了山峦影影绰绰的轮廓。
The lawn was laid out in the form of the figure eight. 草坪被设计成了8字形。
take form

to gradually be seen or gradually develop

Trees and hedges started to take form as the fog cleared. 随着雾气散去,树和篱笆开始渐渐显露。
As they chatted, the idea of going skiing together gradually took form. 他们聊天时,逐渐形成了一起去度假的想法。

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form noun (ABILITY)

[ U ] A competitor's form is their ability to be successful over a period of time.

Both horses have shown good form over the last season. 两匹马在上个赛季中都表现出了良好的竞技状态。
After a bad year, she has regained her form. 经过1年的低迷后,她已恢复了竞技状态。
be on good, great, etc. form C2 UK US be in good, great, etc. form

to be feeling or performing well

Paul was on good form at the wedding and kept everyone entertained. 保罗在婚礼上情绪极佳,把大家都逗得乐呵呵的。

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form noun (GRAMMAR)

B1 [ C ] specialized language one part of a verb or other word that has a special use or meaning

The continuous form of "stand" is "standing". stand 的进行时形式是 standing。
"Stood" is the irregular past tense form of "stand". stood 是 stand 的屈折形式。
"Hers" is the possessive form of "her". hers 是 her 的所有格形式。
"Isn't" is the short form of "is not". isn't 是 is not 的缩略形式。

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form noun (SCHOOL GROUP)

B1 [ C ] in the UK, a class of school children or a group of classes of children of a similar age


form noun (BEHAVIOUR)

bad form old-fashioned

rude behaviour

Was that bad form then, leaving so early? 那么,这么早离开失礼吗?

form noun (SEAT)

[ C ] old-fashioned a long, thin seat, usually without a back


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