Translation of "advance" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance verb (MOVE FORWARD)

[ I or T ] to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something

The fire advanced steadily through the forest. 大火在森林中不斷蔓延。
The troops advanced on the city (= approached it, ready to attack). 軍隊向該城推進。
We have advanced greatly in our knowledge of the universe. 在認識宇宙方面,我們已經取得長足的進步。
Her study has considerably advanced (= helped) the cause of equal rights. 她的研究極大地促進了權利平等運動的事業。
He's just trying to advance (= improve) his own career. 他只是在努力發展自己的事業。

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advance verb (PAY)

[ T ] to pay someone some money before the regular time

[ + two objects ] Could you advance me £500 until Tuesday? 週二之前可以預付給我50英鎊的薪水嗎?

advance verb (SUGGEST)

[ T ] formal to suggest an idea or theory

the theory advanced in this article 這篇論文提出的理論


uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance noun (MOVEMENT)

B2 [ C or U ] the forward movement of something, or an improvement or development in something

Nothing could stop the advance of the floodwaters. 洪水滔滔而來,勢不可擋。
Recent advances in medical science mean that this illness can now be cured. 醫學新近取得的進展意味着這種疾病現在不再是絕症了。

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advance noun (MONEY)

money paid to someone before the regular time

She asked for a £300 advance on her salary. 她要求預付她300英鎊薪水。

advance noun (SEX)

[ C usually plural ] an attempt to start a sexual or romantic relationship with someone

She rejected his unwelcome advances. 他妄想勾引她。她非常厭惡,讓他碰了一鼻子灰。

advanceadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

happening, done, or ready before an event

advance payment/booking 預付/預訂
We got no advance warning/notice of the changes. 我們事先沒有得到有關變更的警告/通知。

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