Translation of "form" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb uk us /fɔːm/ US  /fɔːrm/

[ I or T ] to begin to exist or to make something begin to exist

A crowd formed around the accident. 事故現場圍起了一群人。
A solution began to form in her mind. 她想到了一個解決辦法。
She formed the clay into a small bowl. 她把陶土捏成了一隻小碗。
I formed the impression (= the way she behaved suggested to me) that she didn't really want to come. 我形成了一種印象:她其實並不想來。

[ L only + noun ] to make or be something

The lorries formed a barricade across the road. 數輛貨車橫在路上,形成了路障。
Together they would form the next government. 他們將共同組建下屆政府。
This information formed the basis of the report. 這些資訊奠定了報告的基礎。

[ I ] slightly formal (also form up) If separate things form, they come together to make a whole

The children formed into lines. 孩子們排好了隊。
The procession formed up and moved off slowly. 遊行隊伍列好隊,緩緩離去。

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