Translation of "out" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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outadverb, preposition

uk /aʊt/ us /aʊt/

out adverb, preposition (AWAY FROM INSIDE)

B1 used to show movement away from the inside of a place or container

She opened the window and stuck her head out. 她打開窗戶,將頭探了出去。
The bag broke and the apples fell out. 袋子裂開了,蘋果掉了出來。
I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. 我跳下床,衝下樓去。
He leaned out the window. 他將身子探出窗外。
He opened the drawer and took out a pair of socks. 他打開抽屜,取出一雙襪子。
Get out! 出去!
Out you go! (= Go out!) 滾出去!
My secretary will see you out (= go with you to the door). 我的秘書會送你出去。
Turn the trousers inside out (= put the inside on the outside). 把褲子翻過來。

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out adverb, preposition (OUTSIDE)

outside a building or room

If you wait out here, we will call you when the doctor is ready. 你在這外面等好嗎?醫生很快會來請你進去。
Danger! Keep out! (= Do not enter!) 危險!不要進來!
It's bitterly cold out, today. 今天外面真冷。

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out adverb, preposition (ABSENT)

A2 absent for a short time from the place where you live or work

I came around to see you this morning, but you were out. 今天上午我來拜訪你,可是你不在。
Someone called while you were out. 你出去的時候有人打電話找你。

A2 used to refer to a period of time when someone goes away from home for a social activity

I can't go out tonight - I have work to do. 今晚我不能出去了——我有事要做。
Do you want to eat out (= eat in a restaurant) tonight? 今晚你想到外面吃飯嗎?
He asked me out (= asked me to go with him) to the cinema next week. 他請我下周和他去看電影。

used to refer to a time when someone is away from the main office in order to do a particular job

The thieves were spotted by a postman out on his rounds (= as he was delivering the post). 一個正在投遞郵件的郵差發現了小偷。
The police were out in force (= there were a lot of police) at the demonstration. 這場足球比賽中,警方出動了大批警力。

In a library, if a book is out, it has been borrowed by someone.

Both copies of "Wuthering Heights" were out. 兩本《咆哮山莊》都被借走了。

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out adverb, preposition (DISAPPEAR)

B1 to the point where something is removed or disappears

The stain won't come out. 這個汙漬去不掉。
Cross out any words that are not on the list. 將表上沒有的詞全部劃掉。
Never use water to put out fires in electrical equipment. 電器失火時,千萬不要用水滅火。
Our time/money/patience ran out. 我們的時間/錢/耐心耗完了。
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B2 used to say that no more of something is available

We're nearly out of petrol. 我們快沒汽油了。
I'm running out of patience/time/money. 我快沒有耐心/時間/錢了。
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out adverb, preposition (DEFEATED)

(in sport) no longer able to play because your turn is over

Two of the best players on the team were out after ten minutes. 十分鐘後,該隊最出色的球員中,有兩名出局了。
New Zealand were all out for 246 (= the team finished with a score of 246). 紐西蘭隊以246分被淘汰。

(in politics) no longer able to govern because you have lost an election

The Social Democrats were voted out after 15 years in power. 社會民主黨執政15年後被選下了台。

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out adverb, preposition (GIVE)

to many people

The teacher gave out test books to all the students. 老師把複印的材料分發給所有孩子。
Greenpeace sent a letter out to all its supporters. 綠色和平組織給所有支持者都發了一封信。

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out adverb, preposition (MOVE AWAY)

spreading out from a central point over a wider area

The police search party spread out across the fields. 警方的搜索隊在田野裡四處散開。

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out adverb, preposition (AVAILABLE)

B1 When a book, magazine, film, or musical recording is out, it is available to the public.

Is her new book out yet?
The new movie comes out in August. 史匹柏新拍的電影八月份上映。

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out adverb, preposition (APPEAR)

B1 able to be seen

The stars are out tonight. 今晚看得見星星。
The rain stopped and the sun came out (= appeared). 雨停了,太陽出來了。
In spring all the flowers came out (= their petals opened). 春天裡百花盛開。

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out adverb, preposition (VERY)

used to make the meaning of a word stronger

We walked all day and were tired out (= very tired) by the time we got home. 我們走了一整天,回到家時累得筋疲力盡。
It's up to you to sort this out (= deal with it completely). 要靠你來徹底解決它了。

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out adverb, preposition (LOUD)

used with verbs describing sounds to emphasize the loudness of the sound

He cried out in pain as he hit his head. 他撞到了頭,痛得大叫。
Charlie Chaplin films always make me laugh out loud. 查理‧卓別林的電影總能令我笑破肚皮。

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out adverb, preposition (FAR AWAY)

C2 a long distance away from land, a town, or your own country

The fishing boats were out at sea for three days. 漁船出海3天了。
They live out in the country, miles from anywhere. 他們住在偏遠的鄉下,離甚麼地方都很遠。
He lived out in Zambia for seven years. 他在尚比亞僑居了7年。
mainly US The weather's better out west (= a long distance away in the west of the country). 西部邊遠地區的天氣比較好。

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out adverb, preposition (LIGHT/FIRE)

B2 If a light or fire is out, it is no longer shining or burning.

When we got home, all the lights were out. 等我們到家的時候,所有的燈都滅了。
Is that fire completely out? 那火全都撲滅了嗎?

out adverb, preposition (COAST)

away from the coast or beach

Is the tide coming in or going out? 潮水是在漲還是在退?
You can only see the beach when the tide is out. 只有在退潮後才能看到海灘。

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out adverb, preposition (MADE PUBLIC)

(of information) no longer kept secret

You can't hide your gambling any longer - the secret's out. 你無法再隱瞞自己賭博的事了——這個秘密已經洩露出去。

If a gay person comes out, they tell people that they are gay, and do not keep it a secret.

She came out three years ago. 她公開稱自己是同性戀者已經有三年了。
He hasn't come out to his family yet.

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out adverb, preposition (SPORT)

(of a ball in a sport such as tennis) landing outside one of the lines that mark the area where the game is played

He thought the ball had bounced on the line, but the umpire said it was out. 他認為球落在線上,但裁判說球出界了。

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out adverb, preposition (UNCONSCIOUS)

unconscious or sleeping

He passes out (= loses consciousness) at the sight of blood. 他一看到血就會昏過去。
I was hit on the head, and I must have been out cold (= completely unconscious) for about ten minutes. 我的頭被擊中,肯定昏迷了有十分鐘左右。

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out adverb, preposition (NOT ACCURATE)

C1 informal not accurate

Our estimates were only out by a few dollars. 我們的估算只有幾美元的偏差。
You were an inch out in your measurements. 你的測量差了25釐米。
Those sales figures were way out (= completely wrong). 那些銷售數據完全不準確。
US I'm out $25 on this trip (= it cost me $25 more than expected). 我這次旅行的花費超出預算25美元。

out adverb, preposition (EXISTING)

UK informal (used with superlatives) available or in existence

This is the best automatic camera out. 這是現有的最好的自動照相機。
I think he's the greatest football player out. 我認為他是目前最偉大的足球員。

out adverb, preposition (FINISHED)

used to show that a period of time is finished

I think I can finish this project before the month's out. 我覺得我在這個月結束之前能完成這個項目。

out adverb, preposition (NOT ACCEPTABLE)

informal not acceptable or not possible

Smoking is definitely out among my friends. 在我的朋友中,吸煙是絕對不允許的。
The option of taking on more staff is out for the moment. 僱用更多職員這選擇目前並不可行。

out adverb, preposition (NOT FASHIONABLE)

informal no longer fashionable or popular

Every month the magazine lists what's out and what's in (= fashionable). 每個月這份雜誌都會列出甚麼過時及甚麼流行。
Trousers like that went out (= stopped being fashionable) in the 70s. 像那樣的褲子在70年代就過時了。

out adverb, preposition (INTEND)

out for sth/to do sth informal

doing something, or intending to do something, for an unpleasant reason or only because it is good for you and not others

She doesn't usually help the charity - she's only out for the publicity. 她一般不資助慈善事業——她只是為了令自己揚名。
[ + to infinitive ] He's always been out to cause trouble between us. 他總是存心在我倆之間製造麻煩。
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outverb [ T often passive ]

uk /aʊt/ us /aʊt/

to publish the fact that a famous person is gay, especially when that person does not want it to be known

Hardly a week went by without someone famous being outed. 幾乎每週都有一個名人被揭露出是同性戀者。


uk /aʊt/ us /aʊt/

[ C usually singular ] informal an excuse or reason for avoiding an unpleasant situation

We must arrange the negotiations so we have an out if we need it. 我們必須安排好談判,這樣一旦需要我們就能有個藉口。
on the outs US informal

People who are on the outs have argued and are not now friendly with each other.

Lizzie and Tyler are on the outs again. 莉齊和泰勒又吵架了。


uk /aʊt-/ us /aʊt-/

out- prefix (NOT CENTRAL)

used to add the meaning "not central" to nouns and adjectives

the outskirts of town (= the areas that form the edge of the town) 市郊

out- prefix (FURTHER)

used to add the meaning "going further" or "being better than" to verbs

She doesn't drink or smoke and I'm sure she'll outlive (= live longer than) us all. 她煙酒不沾,我想她肯定比我們都要活得長久。

out- prefix (AWAY FROM)

used to add the meaning "out of" or "away from" to nouns and adjectives

She turned away from their outstretched hands (= hands held out). 她轉身不理睬他們伸出的手。

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