Translation of "limit" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈlɪm.ɪt/ us /ˈlɪm.ɪt/

B1 [ C ] the greatest amount, number, or level of something that is either possible or allowed

Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim? 你能索賠到的金額有上限嗎?
I think we ought to put a strict limit on the amount of time we can spend on the project. 我認為我們應該嚴格限制在這個專案上的時間投入。
There's a limit to the number of times I can stop what I'm doing just so I can help him! 我可以停下手裡的工作幫他的忙,但不能幫個沒完,總要有個限度!
We set a time limit of 30 minutes for the test. 我們把測驗的時間限定為30分鐘。

[ U ] informal the amount of something that is enough and not too much

Three cocktails are my limit. 我最多能喝三杯馬丁尼雞尾酒。
I won't have any more - I know my limit! 我不能再喝了——我知道自己的酒量!
the limit old-fashioned informal

something that is very annoying or not convenient

And now you're cutting your toenails in bed! That really is the limit! 你竟然在床上剪腳趾甲!——真是太過分了!

the largest amount of alcohol that is legally allowed to be present in the blood while a person is driving a vehicle

She was definitely driving over the limit. 她開車時體內酒精含量肯定超過標準值了。
limits [ plural ]


I'd like to play squash, but I'm 60 and I know my limits. 我想打壁球,不過我已經60歲了,知道自己有多少體力。
His genius knows no limits. 他的天資無可限量。
The pay rise was in excess of spending limits imposed/set by the government. 加薪幅度超出了政府規定的開支限度。

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limitverb [ T ]

uk /ˈlɪm.ɪt/ us /ˈlɪm.ɪt/

B2 to control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount, number, or level

I've been asked to limit my speech to ten minutes maximum. 我被要求把講話控制在十分鐘之內。
Having so little money to spend on an apartment does limit you in your choice. 可花在租公寓上的錢就這麽一點,當然會限制你的挑選餘地。

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