act verb (BEHAVE)
act verb (DO SOMETHING)
She acted without thinking. 她不加思索就採取了行動。
act verb (PERFORM)
act the fool, martyr, etc.
act noun (THING DONE)
B2 [ C ] something that you do行為，作為，所做之事
- His murder was an outrageous and barbarous act.
- The word 'flight' has two different meanings: a plane journey, and the act of running away.
- The law specifically forbids acts of this kind.
- The George Cross is awarded to British civilians for acts of great bravery.
- It was an act of extraordinary irresponsibility to leave someone who wasn't properly trained in charge of the machine.
act noun (PERFORMANCE)
Was she really upset or was that just an act? 她是真的生氣還是只裝裝樣子？
Shakespeare's plays were written in five acts. 莎士比亞的戲劇是按五幕劇格式創作的。
- The main characters are offstage for most of the second act.
- The best part of his stage act was a brilliant Elvis Presley impression.
- I saw the worst comedy act I've ever seen last night - it was absolutely dreadful!
- He put on an act of bravery, but I know that he was absolutely terrified.
- They may seem to be very polite and friendly, but it's only an act.
act noun (LAW)
an Act of Parliament 國會法案
the Betting and Gaming Act 《賭博法》
Almost two hundred suspects were detained in the UK last year under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. 根據《防止恐怖主義法》，去年英國有將近200名嫌疑犯被拘留。