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mightmodal verb

uk /maɪt/ us /maɪt/

might modal verb (MAY)

past simple of the verb may, used especially when reporting what someone has said, thought, asked, etc.

(may 的過去式)可能,可以
I brought him some sandwiches because I thought he might be hungry. 我拿了些三明治給他,因為我想他可能餓了。
Very politely the little boy asked if he might have another piece of cake (= he said "May I have another piece of cake, please?"). 小男孩非常禮貌地問可否再吃一塊蛋糕。

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might modal verb (POSSIBILITY)

A2 used to express the possibility that something will happen or be done, or that something is true although not very likely

I might come and visit you next year, if I can save enough money. 如果我存夠錢的話,明年我也許會到美國看你。
Don't go any closer - it might be dangerous/it might not be safe. 別再走近了——那可能很危險/不安全。
Driving so fast, he might have had a nasty accident (= it could have happened but it did not). 他開車開得那麼快,早就可能出意外。
The rain might have stopped by now. 現在雨也許已經停了。

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might modal verb (PERMISSION)

mainly UK formal US old-fashioned used as a more polite form of may when asking for permission

(用於請求許可,語氣較 may 更婉轉)可以,能
Might I ask a question? 我能問個問題嗎?
I wonder if I might have a quick look at your newspaper? 請問我能否看一下你的報紙?

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might modal verb (SUGGESTION)

C1 used to make a suggestion or suggest a possibility in a polite way

You might try a little more basil in the sauce next time. 下次你可以試著在醬汁裡多加點羅勒。
I thought you might want to join me for dinner. 我想你也許願意和我一起吃晚餐。

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might modal verb (SHOULD)

used to suggest, especially angrily, what someone should do to be pleasant, correct, polite, etc.

You might at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself! 你至少應該努力做出很開心的樣子!
"I asked my boss over for dinner tonight." "Well, you might have asked me first!" 「今晚我要請老闆吃飯。」「噢,你總該事先告訴我!」

might modal verb (INTRODUCE)

also may used to introduce a statement that is very different from the statement you really want to make, in order to compare the two

The amount you save might be small, but it's still worth doing. 裡茲隊也許是支很棒的球隊,但今天他們表現得糟糕極了。

mightnoun [ U ]

uk /maɪt/ us /maɪt/

power, strength, or force

Pizarro defeated the might of the Inca Empire with only a few hundred men. 皮薩羅以區區幾百人就打敗了強大的印加帝國。
She struggled with all her might to get free. 她用盡全力想掙脫出來。

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