Translation of "pool" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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poolnoun

uk /puːl/ us /puːl/

pool noun (LIQUID)

B2 [ C ] a small area of usually still water

水塘,水池,潭
We looked for crabs in the rock pools along the seashore. 我们在海边岩石的水坑里找螃蟹。

B2 [ C ] a small amount of liquid on a surface

(液体的)一滩,一片
a pool of blood/oil 一滩血/油
figurative a pool of light 一小片光亮

A2 [ C ] a swimming pool

游泳池
I spent most of my holiday lying/sunbathing by the pool. 我假期的大部分时间都在游泳池旁躺着/晒太阳。

More examples

  • The boys were splashing about and ducking each other in the pool.
  • I just managed to grab hold of Lucy before she fell in the pool.
  • a pool of sunlight
  • She looked at her reflection in the deep green pool of water.
  • She dipped her toe into the pool to see how cold it was.

pool noun (COLLECTION)

[ C ] a number of people or a quantity of a particular thing, such as money, collected together for shared use by several people or organizations

共享人员;共享资金;共享资源
Patrick crashed a Ford that he'd borrowed from the car pool at work. 帕特里克把他从公司车队借的一辆福特汽车撞坏了。
As unemployment rises, the pool of cheap labour increases. 随着失业的上升,廉价劳动力的数量也在增加。

More examples

  • During times of mass unemployment, there's a pool of cheap labour for employers to draw from.
  • Did Gary win the office pool?
  • Everybody puts some money into a common pool.
  • We need a reserve pool of cash, just to be on the safe side.
  • We're recruiting from a large pool of graduate lawyers.

pool noun (MONEY)

[ C ] in some card games, an amount of money that is collected from all the players and received by the player who wins the game

合赌(一种赌博游戏,与抽彩票相似,玩法是每个比赛者下一定数目的赌注形成公共基金,赢者将全部获得这笔钱)

[ C ] US the money risked by a number of people on the result of a game or event

全部赌款
a baseball/football/hockey pool 棒球/足球/曲棍球合赌
the office pool 办公室合赌
Who won the pool? 谁赢了这次合赌?
the pools [ plural ] also football pools UK

a type of gambling in which people risk a small amount of money and try to guess the results of football games correctly and win a lot of money

足球赌博
They do the pools every week. 他们每个星期都赌球。

pool noun (GAME)

B1 [ U ] a game in which two people use cues (= long, thin poles) to hit 16 coloured balls into six holes around the edge of a large table covered in soft cloth

落袋台球,弹子球
a pool table/room/hall 落袋台球桌/球房
mainly US informal Do you want to shoot (= play) some pool? 你想打落袋台球吗?
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poolverb [ T ]

uk /puːl/ us /puːl/

to collect something such as money in order for it to be used by several different people or groups

(为不同人士或团体)集合(资金/资源)
The kids pooled their money to buy their parents a wedding anniversary gift. 帕特尼的3所学校将其资源/资金集中起来购买一片废地,把它改建成运动场。

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