Translation of "act" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I ] (DO SOMETHING) 做某事 uk us /ækt/

to do something for a particular purpose, or to behave in the stated way

[ + to infinitive ] Engineers acted quickly to repair the damaged pipes. 技師馬上採取行動維修損毀的管道。
She acted without thinking. 她不加思索就採取了行動。
The anaesthetic acted (= had an effect) quickly. 麻醉劑很快起了作用。
Who is acting for/on behalf of (= who is representing) the defendant? 誰是被告的代理律師?
He acted as if he'd never met me before. 他擺出一副好像以前從沒見過我的樣子。
Don't be so silly - you're acting like a child! 別傻了——你的行為簡直就像個孩子!
He never acts on other people's advice (= does what other people suggest). 他一意孤行,從不聽取別人的建議。
Acting on impulse (= without thinking first) can get you into a lot of trouble. 意氣用事,後患無窮。

(Translation of “act verb (DO SOMETHING)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)