Translation of "advance" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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advanceverb

uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance verb (MOVE FORWARD)

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

(使)前進;使進步,使進展;使發展;促進
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。

More examples

  • The troops quickly established a beachhead and were preparing to advance.
  • She's the youngest player ever to advance to a semifinal.
  • Enemy planes engaged the troops as they advanced into the mountains.
  • Using smoke as (a) camouflage, the army advanced up the hill.
  • Everyone was disappointed when the team failed to advance to the next round of the competition.

advance verb (PAY)

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

提前支付
[ + 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

提出(想法或理論)
the theory advanced in this article 這篇論文提出的理論

advancenoun

uk /ədˈvɑːns/ us /ədˈvæns/

advance noun (MOVEMENT)

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

前進;進步,進展;發展
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。

More examples

  • Could you let me know in advance whether or not you will be coming?
  • Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?
  • Passengers should tell the airline in advance if they have any special dietary needs.
  • Most holiday companies request a 20% deposit in advance.
  • Did you check in advance whether there was access for wheelchairs?

advance noun (MONEY)

money paid to someone before the regular time

預付的款項
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

勾引;挑逗;追求
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

預先的,事先的
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)