Translation of "limit" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈlɪm.ɪt/ us /ˈlɪm.ɪt/

B1 [ C ] the greatest amount, number, or level of something that is either possible or allowed

Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim? 你能索赔到的金额有上限吗?
I think we ought to put a strict limit on the amount of time we can spend on the project. 我认为我们应该严格限制在这个项目上的时间投入。
There's a limit to the number of times I can stop what I'm doing just so I can help him! 我可以停下手里的活儿帮他的忙,但不能帮个没完,总要有个限度!
We set a time limit of 30 minutes for the test. 我们把测验的时间限定为30分钟。

[ U ] informal the amount of something that is enough and not too much

Three cocktails are my limit. 我最多能喝3杯马丁尼鸡尾酒。
I won't have any more - I know my limit! 我不能再喝了——我知道自己的酒量!
the limit old-fashioned informal

something that is very annoying or not convenient

And now you're cutting your toenails in bed! That really is the limit! 你竟然在床上剪脚趾甲!——真是太过分了!

the largest amount of alcohol that is legally allowed to be present in the blood while a person is driving a vehicle

She was definitely driving over the limit. 她开车时体内酒精含量肯定超标了。
limits [ plural ]


I'd like to play squash, but I'm 60 and I know my limits. 我想打壁球,不过我已经60岁了,知道自己有多少体力。
His genius knows no limits. 他的天资无可限量。
The pay rise was in excess of spending limits imposed/set by the government. 加薪幅度超出了政府规定的开支限度。

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limitverb [ T ]

uk /ˈlɪm.ɪt/ us /ˈlɪm.ɪt/

B2 to control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount, number, or level

I've been asked to limit my speech to ten minutes maximum. 我被要求把讲话控制在10分钟之内。
Having so little money to spend on an apartment does limit you in your choice. 可花在租公寓上的钱就这么一点,当然会限制你的挑选余地。

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