Translation of "movement" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈmuːv.mənt/ us /ˈmuːv.mənt/

movement noun (POSITION CHANGE)

B2 [ C or U ] a change of position

He made a sudden movement and frightened the bird away. 他突然动了一下,鸟受惊飞走了。
For a long time after the accident, he had no movement in (= was unable to move) his legs. 出事以后的很长时间里,他的腿都不能动。
Her movements were somewhat clumsy. 她的动作很笨拙。
sb's movements

what someone is doing during a particular period

I don't know his movements this week. 我不知道他这周的活动安排。

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movement noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE)

C1 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of people with a particular set of aims

the women's movement 妇女运动
The suffragette movement campaigned for votes for women. 妇女参政运动旨在为妇女争取选举权利。
[ + to infinitive ] a movement to stop animals being killed for their fur 制止猎杀动物获取毛皮的运动

movement noun (CHANGE OPINION)

[ C or U ] a situation in which people change their opinion or the way that they live or work

There has been a movement towards more women going back to work while their children are still young. 现在有一种倾向,越来越多的妇女在孩子尚年幼时便重返工作。
Recently there has been some movement away from traditional methods of teaching. 近来教学方法出现了一些打破传统窠臼的趋势。

movement noun (PROGRESS)

[ U ] an occasion when something develops, changes, or happens in a particular way or direction

There has been little movement in the dollar (= it has not changed in value very much) today. 今天美元汇率变化很小。

movement noun (MUSIC)

[ C ] one of the main parts of a piece of classical music

Beethoven's fifth symphony has four movements. 贝多芬的第五交响曲有四个乐章。

movement noun (CLOCK/WATCH)

[ C ] the part of a clock or watch that turns the hands (= thin sticks) that point to the time


movement noun (EXCRETE)

[ C ] polite word (used especially by doctors and nurses) an act of emptying the bowels

When did you last have a (bowel) movement? 你上次排便是什么时候?

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