balance noun (EQUAL STATE)
She had to hold onto the railings to keep her balance (= to stop herself from falling). 她必須扶著圍欄才能保持平衡。
New tax measures are designed to redress the balance (= make the situation more equal) between rich and poor. 新的稅收措施旨在透過重新分配，使貧富差距趨於合理。
We must strike a balance between reckless spending and penny-pinching (= try to have something between these two things). 我們必須有限度地花費，既不能肆意揮霍，也不要一毛不拔。
- He lost his balance and tumbled over.
- The question threw him off balance for a moment.
- Teachers need to strike a delicate balance between instructing their pupils and letting them discover things for themselves.
- Most managers, politicians and bosses are men - how can women redress the balance ?
- The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences.
balance noun (WEIGHING MACHINE)
balance noun (MONEY)
Once we know how much money we'll need, let's spend the balance (= the amount left). 我們一旦知道了將會需要多少錢，就把剩下的錢花掉吧。
balance the books
- Her suitcase was precariously balanced on the tiny luggage rack above her head.
- A see-saw balances at its fulcrum.
- The wine has just enough dryness to balance its fruitiness.
- Discover how eating raw food helps balance your body and aids digestion.
- At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.