order noun (REQUEST)
be on order
do/make sth to order
order noun (ARRANGEMENT)
I can't find the file I need because they're all out of order (= they are no longer arranged in the correct way). 我找不到我需要的文件，因为它们都给弄乱了。
order noun (INSTRUCTION)
Soldiers must obey orders. 军人必须服从命令。
What are your orders? 你接到了什么指示？
be under orders
- I think it galls him to take orders from a younger and less experienced colleague.
- The soldiers listened in silence as their captain gave the orders.
- Don't blame me, I'm only carrying out my orders.
- The judge issued a gagging order to prevent the witnesses from speaking to the press.
- We were sinking fast, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship.
order noun (PURPOSE)
in order (for sb/sth) to do sth also in order that sth
- They've introduced all sorts of new elements to that programme in order to broaden its appeal.
- In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels.
- The president took the unusual step of altering his prepared speech in order to condemn the terrorist attack.
- Children need to feel secure in order to do well at school.
- He assumed a false identity in order to escape from the police.
order noun (TIDY)
leave/put sth in order
order noun (STATE)
order noun (CORRECT BEHAVIOUR)
As the demonstration began to turn violent, the police were called in to restore order. 当示威游行开始演变成暴力活动时，警察被召来恢复秩序。
After some heated discussion, the chairperson called the meeting to order (= told everyone to stop talking so that the meeting could continue). 经过一番热烈的讨论后，主席请与会人员安静下来继续开会。
- There has been a complete breakdown in law and order.
- The army has been brought in to maintain order in the region.
- Would you say the government's stance on law and order has softened?
- The self-declared guardians of law and order held a press conference.
- Without realistic sanctions, some teachers have difficulty keeping order in the classroom.
order noun (SYSTEM)
order noun (RELIGION)
order noun (HONOUR)
order noun (TYPE)
These were problems of a completely different order from anything we had faced before. 这些问题同我们以前所遇到过的完全不同。
order noun (BIOLOGY)
order verb (REQUEST)
order verb (INSTRUCT)
[ + speech ] "Wait over there," she ordered. “在那儿等着，”她吩咐道。
- I order you to put down your weapon.
- The police have been ordered to pay substantial damages to the families of the two dead boys.
- An inquiry was ordered into the recent rail disaster.
- In a level voice, he ordered the soldiers to aim and fire.
- You can't just come in here and start ordering people around.