Translation of "prize" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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prizenoun [ C ]

uk /praɪz/ us /praɪz/

A2 something valuable, such as an amount of money, that is given to someone who succeeds in a competition or game or that is given to someone as a reward for doing very good work

The critics' prize for best film was won by Marc Abbott for "Belly Laugh". 马克•阿博特的《捧腹大笑》被评论家们评为最佳影片。
I won a prize in the raffle. 我在抽彩中获了奖。
The first (= main) prize is a week for two in Miami. 一等奖是布鲁日双人周末游。
The prize money for winning Wimbledon has been increased by 12.5 per cent. 文学创作竞赛的奖金可能高达4万英镑。

something important and valuable that is difficult to achieve or get

The prize would be her hand in marriage. 最理想的是娶她为妻。

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uk /praɪz/ us /praɪz/

prize verb (REWARD)

[ T often passive ] to think that someone or something is very valuable or important

In parts of Asia this plant is prized for its medicinal qualities. 在亚洲某些地区,这种植物因其药用价值而倍受重视。
I prize that intimacy above everything. 我把那种亲密关系看得比什么都重。

prize verb (LIFT)

[ T + adv/prep ] UK also prise, US also pry to use force to lift something off something else, for example by pressing a tool against a fixed point; to separate things using force

I prized the lid off with a spoon. 我用勺子把盖子撬掉了。
The window had been prized open with a jemmy. 窗户被用撬棍撬开了。
She couldn't prize his fingers apart to get the key.

Phrasal verb(s)

prizeadjective [ before noun ]

uk /praɪz/ us /praɪz/

A prize animal, flower, or vegetable is one that has won or deserves to win a prize in a competition because it is of very good quality.

a prize bull 一流的公牛
a prize marrow 上好的西葫芦

used to describe something that is a very good or important example of its type

prize assets 重要资产
Some prize idiot (= extremely foolish person) forgot to lock the door. 有个大傻瓜忘了锁门。

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