Translation of "wave" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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waveverb [ I or T ]

uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/

wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE HAND)

B1 to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression

挥(手);招手,摆手(表示问候、指示或强调)
I waved to/at him from the window but he didn't see me. 我从窗口向他招手,可他没看见我。
I was waving my hand like mad but he never once looked in my direction. 我疯狂地挥手,可他连看也没朝我这边看一眼。
She was so annoyed she wouldn't even wave us goodbye/wave goodbye to us. 她极为恼火,甚至都不愿向我们挥手道别。
She waves her hands about/around a lot when she's talking. 她说话时手总在比划着。
wave sb away, on, etc.

to make a movement with your hand that tells someone to move in a particular direction

挥手示意(某人)离开/继续向前等
You'll have to wait till the policeman waves the car on. 你得一直等到警察挥手示意这队车辆继续前行。
You can't just wave me away as if I were a child! 你不能就那么挥挥手像打发小孩子一样把我赶走!

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wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE REPEATEDLY)

C1 to move from side to side, or to make something move like this while holding it in the hand

挥舞,挥动;摆动,摇晃
The corn waved gently in the summer breeze. 谷物在夏日微风中轻轻摆动。
A crowd of people ran down the street waving banners. 一群足球迷挥舞着横幅沿着街道一路奔走而去。
He seems to think I can wave a magic wand and everything will be all right. 他似乎认为我只要挥一挥魔杖一切就都会解决了。

wave verb [ I or T ] (CURL HAIR)

If hair waves, it curls slightly.

(头发的)卷曲,波浪卷
If she leaves her hair to dry on its own, it just waves naturally. 如果她让头发自己干的话,就会自然卷曲。

wavenoun [ C ]

uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/

wave noun [ C ] (WATER)

B1 a raised line of water that moves across the surface of an area of water, especially the sea

(尤指海上的)浪,波浪,波涛
At night, I listened to the sound of the waves breaking/crashing against the shore. 夜里,我倾听着浪花拍击海岸的声音。

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wave noun [ C ] (HAND MOVEMENT)

C2 the action of raising your hand and moving it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, etc.

挥手道别
Give Grandpa a wave. 跟爷爷挥手告别,艾丽斯,你要等到下个星期才会再见他。

wave noun [ C ] (BY A CROWD)

the Wave

US UK Mexican wave a wave-like movement made by a crowd watching a sports game, when everyone stands and lifts up their arms and then sits down again one after another

墨西哥人浪(指体育比赛中观众依次举起手臂站起复坐下,如波浪运动一般)
The crowd did the Wave. 人群中做出了一个墨西哥人浪。

wave noun [ C ] (ENERGY)

B2 the pattern in which some types of energy, such as sound, light, and heat, are spread or carried

波,周波;振动
radio waves 无线电波

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wave noun [ C ] (LARGE NUMBER)

C2 a larger than usual number of events of a similar, often bad, type, happening within the same period

(常指坏事的)一波,一批,一阵
a crime wave 犯罪率的激增
The country was swept by a wave of protests. 20世纪70年代,这个国家在席卷全国的罢工浪潮中几近崩溃。
a new, second, etc. wave of sth

an activity that is happening again or is being repeated after a pause

新的一波/第二波等…
A new wave of job losses is expected this year. 预计今年可能会出现新一波的失业高潮。

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wave noun [ C ] (STRONG FEELING)

C2 A wave of an emotion or feeling is a sudden strong feeling that gets stronger as it spreads.

(感情或情绪的)突发,高涨
A wave of panic swept through the crowd. 恐慌情绪在人群中蔓延,人们开始四散奔逃。
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wave noun [ C ] (HAIR CURVES)

a series of slight curves in a person's hair

(头发的)卷曲,波浪卷
Your hair has a natural wave, but mine's just straight. 你的头发是自来卷,而我的却直挺挺的了无生气。
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(Translation of “wave” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)