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

揮(手);招手,擺手(表示問候、指示或強調)
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

揮手示意(某人)離開/繼續向前等
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

揮舞,揮動;擺動,搖晃
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.

(頭髮的)捲曲,波浪捲
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

(尤指海上的)浪,波浪,波濤
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.

揮手道別
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

墨西哥人浪(指體育比賽中觀眾依次舉起手臂站起後坐下,如波浪運動一般)
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

波,周波;震動
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

(常指壞事的)一波,一批,一陣
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

新的一波/第二波等…
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.

(感情或情緒的)突發,高漲
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

(頭髮的)捲曲,波浪捲
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)