controlverb [ T ]uk /kənˈtrəʊl/ us /kənˈtroʊl/ -ll-
- Police in riot gear arrived to control the protesters.
- The film was about an evil genius who wanted to control the world.
- Our new teacher's a bit of a joke - he can't even control the class.
- Firefighters took two hours to control the blaze.
- The finance committee controls the school's budget.
control noun (POWER)
There was nothing we could do about it - the situation was out of/beyond/outside our control. 對此我們無能為力——事態已失控。
- The army took control of the city after the president's fall from power.
- We keep a tight control on the organization's finances.
- The terrorists assumed control of the plane and forced it to land in the desert.
- The car went out of control and plunged over the cliff.
- Troops yesterday seized control of the broadcasting station.
control noun (SWITCH)