Translation of "preserve" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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preserveverb [ T ]

uk /prɪˈzɜːv/ us /prɪˈzɝːv/

B2 to keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed

to preserve the environment 保護環境
We want to preserve the character of the town while improving the facilities. 我們想在改善市鎮設施的同時保存其特色。
The agreement preserved our right to limit trade in endangered species. 這項協定保留了我們限制瀕危物種貿易的權利。
Putting varnish on wood is a way of preserving it. 在木料上塗清漆是保護木料的一種方法。
I need to get out of the house from time to time just to preserve (= prevent me from losing) my sanity. 我需要時不時到戶外去以保持頭腦清醒。

to treat food in a particular way so that it can be kept for a long time without going bad

preserved fruit 保鮮水果
oranges preserved in brandy 浸在白蘭地中貯存的柳橙

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uk /prɪˈzɜːv/ us /prɪˈzɝːv/

preserve noun (FOOD)

[ C or U ] a food made from fruit or vegetables boiled with sugar and water until it becomes a firm sauce

apricot preserve 杏子醬
jars of preserves 幾罐蜜餞
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preserve noun (ACTIVITY)

[ S ] an activity that only one person or a particular type of person does or is responsible for

Owning racehorses is the preserve of the rich. 擁有賽馬是富人的專利。
Sport used to be a male preserve. 體育曾經是男性的專利。

preserve noun (PLACE)

[ C ] US a reserve noun


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