Translation of "coast" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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coastnoun [ C ]

uk /kəʊst/ us /koʊst/

B1 the land next to or close to the sea

海岸;沿海地區
Rimini is a thriving resort on the east coast of Italy. 裡米尼是義大利東岸一個繁華的渡假勝地。
The accident happened three miles off the coast (= in the sea three miles from land). 意外發生在距離海岸三英里的海域。
We spent a week by/on the coast (= by the sea). 我們在海濱渡過了一個星期。
coast to coast

from one side of the country to the other

從(一國的)此岸到彼岸
We travelled across America coast to coast. 我們的旅程橫跨美國東西海岸。

mainly US in every part of a country

全國各地
The visiting politician received coast-to-coast media attention. 來訪的政客受到全國媒體的關注。

More examples

  • We drove down to the windswept Atlantic coast of Portugal.
  • This particular stretch of coast is especially popular with walkers.
  • The boat sailed down the coast.
  • The ship lies off the coast of Spain.
  • Thousands of day trippers flock to resorts on the south coast.

coastverb [ I ]

uk /kəʊst/ us /koʊst/

to move forward in a vehicle without using the engine, usually down a hill

(通常指下山時憑藉慣性)滑行,下滑
At the top of the hill I switched off the engine and we just coasted down the other side. 在山頂,我關上引擎,我們就沿著另一側的山坡順勢滑行。

to progress or succeed without any effort or difficulty

毫不費力取得進展;輕而易舉取得勝利
While I struggled, my sister coasted through school with top grades. 上學時我總覺得很吃力,而我妹妹卻一路學得輕輕鬆鬆,成績一直很優異。

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