Translation of "action" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈæk.ʃən/ us /ˈæk.ʃən/

action noun (DOING SOMETHING)

B2 [ U ] the process of doing something, especially when dealing with a problem or difficulty

This problem calls for swift/prompt action from the government. 這個問題需要政府馬上採取行動。
[ + to infinitive ] Action to prevent the spread of the disease is high on the government's agenda. 採取行動防止疾病蔓延是政府的當務之急。
We must take action (= do something) to deal with the problem before it spreads to other areas. 在這個問題蔓延到其他地區之前我們一定要採取行動將其解決。
So what's the plan of action? (= What are we going to do?) 那麼行動計劃是甚麼?
The complaints system swings into action (= starts to work) as soon as a claim is made. 一旦有人提出索賠,投訴處理系統就馬上啟動。
The committee was spurred into action (= encouraged to do something) by the threat of government cuts. 政府威脅要削減經費,這促使委員會採取了行動。

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action noun (SOMETHING DONE)

B2 [ C ] something that you do

She has to accept the consequences of her actions. 她必須對自己行為的後果負責。
I asked him to explain his actions. 我要求他為自己的所作所為作出解釋。

C2 [ C ] a physical movement

I'll say the words and you can mime the actions. 我會說出這些詞,你可以做動作把它們的意思表達出來。
It only needs a small wrist action (= movement of the wrist) to start the process. 只需動一動手腕,程式就啟動了。

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action noun (ACTIVITY)

B1 [ U ] things that are happening, especially exciting or important things

I like movies with a lot of action. 我喜歡情節緊湊的影片。
In her last novel, the action (= the main events) moves between Greece and southern Spain. 在她最近發表的那本小說裡,故事情節在希臘和西班牙南部交替展開。
where the action is

at the place where something important or interesting is happening

A journalist has to be where the action is. 記者必須要親臨事件的現場。

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action noun (EFFECT)

[ S ] the effect something has on another thing

They recorded the action of the drug on the nervous system. 他們紀錄下了這種藥物對神經系統的作用。

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action noun (WAR)

C2 [ U ] fighting in a war

Her younger son was killed in action. 她的小兒子在戰鬥中陣亡。
He was reported missing in action. 據報導,他在戰鬥中失蹤。
He saw action (= fought as a soldier) in the trenches. 他參加了壕溝戰。

action noun (WAY THING WORKS)

C2 [ U or C ] the way something moves or works

We studied the action of the digestive system. 我們研究了消化系統的機能。
The car has a very smooth braking action. 這輛轎車煞車性能很平穩。

action noun (LEGAL PROCESS)

C1 [ C or U ] specialized law a legal process that is decided in a law court

a libel action 誹謗訴訟
She brought an action (for negligence) against the hospital. 她起訴醫院(怠忽職守)。
A criminal action was brought against him. 他被提起刑事訴訟。
The book was halted in South Africa by a threat of legal action. 因為遭到起訴的威脅,該書在南非停止發行。

actionverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈæk.ʃən/ us /ˈæk.ʃən/

to do something to deal with a particular problem or matter

I'll just run through the minutes of the last meeting, raising those points that still have to be actioned. 下面我將扼要重述一下上次會議的紀錄,把亟待處理的重點問題提出來。

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