Translation of "salvage" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /ˈsæl.vɪdʒ/ us /ˈsæl.vɪdʒ/

to save goods from damage or destruction, especially from a ship that has sunk or been damaged or a building that has been damaged by fire or a flood

gold coins salvaged from a shipwreck 從船隻殘骸中打撈出的金幣
After the fire, there wasn't much furniture left worth salvaging. 火災之後,沒有剩下多少值得搶救的傢俱。

to try to make a bad situation better

It was a desperate attempt to salvage the situation. 挽回這種局面的希望渺茫。
After the fraud scandal he had to make great efforts to salvage his reputation. 詐騙醜聞傳出後,他不得不極力挽回自己的聲譽。
salvage noun [ U ] uk us

They mounted a salvage operation after the fire. 火災後,他們採取了搶救行動。
salvageable adjective uk /ˈsæl.vɪdʒ.ə.bəl/ us /ˈsæl.vɪdʒ.ə.bəl/

There is nothing that is salvageable in the building - we have lost everything. 大樓裡沒有甚麽可搶救的了——我們失去了一切。

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