Translation of "upright" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us /ˈʌp.raɪt/

upright adjective (STRAIGHT)

B2 straight up or vertical

Please return your seat to an upright position and fasten your belt. 請把坐椅恢復到豎直位置並繫好安全帶。

used to refer to something that is taller than it is wide

an upright freezer/vacuum cleaner 立式冰箱/吸塵器

More examples

  • Keep the bottles upright.
  • He was sitting in an upright position in the bed, propped up by pillows.
  • I have a bad back so an upright chair is more comfortable.
  • an upright posture/stance
  • Seats should be in the upright position during take-off and landing.

upright adjective (MORAL)

approving honest, responsible, and moral

She behaved as any upright citizen would have under the circumstances. 她在這種情況下的做法和所有正直公民一樣。


uk /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us /ˈʌp.raɪt/

B2 vertical and as straight as possible

to sit/stand upright 坐直/站直
The sound of breaking glass made her sit bolt upright (= sit with her back straight). 聽到玻璃破碎的聲音她一下子坐直了起來。

uprightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us /ˈʌp.raɪt/

a vertical part of something that supports other parts

Firmly secure the two uprights to opposite walls in the alcove and then fit the shelves in between them. 先在兩邊牆壁的凹處固定住兩根柱子,然後把擱板插進去裝好。

UK informal for goalpost


also upright piano a piano in which the strings are vertical


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