Translation of "wind" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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windnoun

uk /wɪnd/ us /wɪnd/

wind noun (CURRENT OF AIR)

A1 [ C or U ] a current of air moving approximately horizontally, especially one strong enough to be felt

风;气流
There isn't enough wind to fly a kite. 风不够大,风筝飞不起来。
The forecast warned of winds of up to 60 miles an hour today. 天气预报警告说今天有时速高达60英里的大风。
There was a light wind blowing. 微风轻拂。
Strong/High winds made the crossing very choppy. 大风使横渡变得非常不舒服。
The sails flapped in the wind. 风帆在风中啪啪地拍打着。
literary There wasn't a breath of (= even a slight amount of) wind. 没有一丝风。
A gust of wind suddenly caught her skirt. 突然一阵风吹动了她的裙子。
The wind is beginning to pick up (= get stronger). 风开始越刮越猛。
She ran like the wind (= very fast) to catch up. 她像一阵风似的赶了上去。

More examples

  • The last part of the course was hard because I was running against the wind.
  • The force of the wind had brought down a great many trees in the area.
  • A sudden gust of wind blew his umbrella inside out.
  • Hurricane force winds are expected tonight.
  • The town is kept cool by the prevailing westerly winds.

wind noun (BREATH)

[ U ] mainly UK breath or the ability to breathe

呼吸;呼吸能力
The blow to my stomach knocked the wind out of me.

[ U ] UK informal disapproving words that do not mean anything and false statements

空谈,废话
I rarely bother to listen to politicians' speeches - it's all just wind. 几乎从不费神去听政治家的演讲——都是废话。

wind noun (BOWELS)

[ U ] UK US gas gas in the bowels or in a baby's stomach, especially when this makes you feel uncomfortable or makes noises

肠气,胃气,肠胃气胀
I like garlic but it gives me terrible wind. 我爱吃大蒜,但吃了肚子胀气很厉害。

windverb [ T ]

uk /wɪnd/ us /wɪnd/ winded

wind verb [ T ] (BREATH)

to make it difficult or temporarily impossible for someone to breathe, usually by hitting them in the stomach

(通常通过击打腹部而)使气急,使呼吸困难

Examples

  • Wind the handle to hear the music.
  • The river winds through the valley.
  • I always forget to wind my watch.

wind verb [ T ] (BOWELS)

UK US burp to rub or very gently hit a baby on the back to allow air to come up from the stomach

(用抚拍的方法)使(婴儿)打嗝通气

windverb

uk /waɪnd/ us /waɪnd/ wound, wound

wind verb (TURN)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to turn or cause something to turn

绕;使卷绕
She wound the handle but nothing happened. 她转动把手,但是没起什么作用。
Once she was in the car, she wound the window down/up (= caused it to open/close by turning a handle). 她一进到车里,就把车窗玻璃摇了下来/上去。
That noise you can hear is the tape winding back. 你能听到的那种噪声是倒磁带的声音。
See also

[ T ] also wind up If you wind (up) a clock or watch, you cause it to work by turning a key, handle, or other device.

给(钟表)上弦,给…上发条

B2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] If a road, path, or river winds, it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions.

(道路或河流等)曲折前进,蜿蜒
The river winds through the valley. 河流弯弯曲曲地穿过山谷。

wind verb (WRAP AROUND)

B2 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to wrap something around an object several times or twist it repeatedly around itself

包,裹;使缠绕成团
She wound a scarf around her neck. 她在脖子上围了一条围巾。
He wound the string into a ball. 他将绳子缠成一团。
He wound a small bandage round her finger. 他在她的手指上缠了一小条绷带。
winding
adjective uk /ˈwaɪn.dɪŋ/ us /ˈwaɪn.dɪŋ/

B2 A winding path, road, river, etc. repeatedly turns in different directions.

弯弯的
There's a very long, winding path leading up to the house. 一条很长的弯弯小路通向这所房子。

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