Translation of "wave" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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waveverb [ I or T ]

uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/

wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE HAND)

B1 to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling someone to do something, or adding emphasis to an expression

I waved to/at him from the window but he didn't see me. 我從窗口向他招手,可他沒看見我。
I was waving my hand like mad but he never once looked in my direction. 我瘋狂地揮手,可他連看也沒朝我這邊看一眼。
She was so annoyed she wouldn't even wave us goodbye/wave goodbye to us. 她極為憤怒,甚至不願向我們揮手道別。
She waves her hands about/around a lot when she's talking. 她說話時手總在比劃著。
wave sb away, on, etc.

to make a movement with your hand that tells someone to move in a particular direction

You'll have to wait till the policeman waves the car on. 你要一直等到員警揮手示意這隊車輛繼續前行。
You can't just wave me away as if I were a child! 你不能就那麼揮揮手,像打發小孩子一樣把我趕走!

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wave verb [ I or T ] (MOVE REPEATEDLY)

C1 to move from side to side, or to make something move like this while holding it in the hand

The corn waved gently in the summer breeze. 穀物在夏日微風中輕輕擺動。
A crowd of people ran down the street waving banners. 一群足球迷揮舞著橫額,沿著街道一路奔走而去。
He seems to think I can wave a magic wand and everything will be all right. 他似乎認為我只要揮一揮魔杖,一切就都會解決了。

wave verb [ I or T ] (CURL HAIR)

If hair waves, it curls slightly.

If she leaves her hair to dry on its own, it just waves naturally. 如果她讓頭髮自己乾的話,就會自然捲曲。

wavenoun [ C ]

uk /weɪv/ us /weɪv/

wave noun [ C ] (WATER)

B1 a raised line of water that moves across the surface of an area of water, especially the sea

At night, I listened to the sound of the waves breaking/crashing against the shore. 夜裡,我傾聽著浪花拍擊海岸的聲音。

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wave noun [ C ] (HAND MOVEMENT)

C2 the action of raising your hand and moving it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, etc.

Give Grandpa a wave. 跟爺爺揮手告別,愛麗斯,你要等到下個星期才會再見他。

wave noun [ C ] (BY A CROWD)

the Wave

US UK Mexican wave a wave-like movement made by a crowd watching a sports game, when everyone stands and lifts up their arms and then sits down again one after another

The crowd did the Wave. 人群中做出了一個墨西哥人浪。

wave noun [ C ] (ENERGY)

B2 the pattern in which some types of energy, such as sound, light, and heat, are spread or carried

radio waves 無線電波

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wave noun [ C ] (LARGE NUMBER)

C2 a larger than usual number of events of a similar, often bad, type, happening within the same period

a crime wave 犯罪率的激增
The country was swept by a wave of protests. 20世紀70年代,這個國家在席捲全國的罷工浪潮中,幾近崩潰。
a new, second, etc. wave of sth

an activity that is happening again or is being repeated after a pause

A new wave of job losses is expected this year. 預計今年可能會出現新一波的失業高潮。

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wave noun [ C ] (STRONG FEELING)

C2 A wave of an emotion or feeling is a sudden strong feeling that gets stronger as it spreads.

A wave of panic swept through the crowd. 恐慌情緒在人群中蔓延,人們開始四散奔逃。
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wave noun [ C ] (HAIR CURVES)

a series of slight curves in a person's hair

Your hair has a natural wave, but mine's just straight. 你的頭髮是自然捲,而我的卻直挺挺的,了無生氣。
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(Translation of “wave” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)