sense noun (ABILITY)
With her excellent sense of smell, she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room. 她嗅觉灵敏，在房间的另一端就能知道你是否抽烟。
Did you get any sense of how they might react? 你预感他们会作何反应？
sense of fun
sense of humour
sense of occasion UK
sense noun (GOOD JUDGMENT)
[ + to infinitive ] I hope they'll have the (good) sense/have enough sense to shut the windows before they leave. 我希望他们走的时候会想到要关窗户。
It makes (good) sense to buy a big pack because it works out cheaper in the end. 买大包的更划得来，因为最终算下来更便宜。
[ + -ing verb ] There's no sense in waiting (= it is not practical to wait) - the next train isn't for two hours. 等下去是不明智的——要过两个小时下一趟火车才会来。
Where's/What's the sense (= what is the advantage) in paying someone when you could get a volunteer? 既然你可以找一个志愿者，何必花钱雇人呢？
senses [ plural ]
Have you taken leave of/lost your senses? (= Have you lost your ability to make a good judgment?) 你疯了吧？
It's time you came to your senses (= started to use your good judgment) and realized that they are not going to help you. 你该醒醒了，你该明白他们是不会帮你的。
- It would make sense to go later in the year when it's warmer.
- At least they had the sense to take some warm clothing.
- There's no sense in buying something we have already.
- I try to instil a little sense into the child.
- Why is Jack making the arrangements when he's not even coming? Where's the sense in that?
sense noun (MEANING)
The packaging is green - in both senses of the word (= it is green in colour and it is good for the environment). 包装是绿色的——这个“绿色”有两层含义。
Security defined in the broad/broadest sense of the term means getting at the root causes of trouble and helping to reduce regional conflicts. 广义上说，安全工作是指找出险境的根本原因并帮助减少地区冲突。
in every sense
in a sense C1 also in one sense
senseverb [ T ]uk /sens/ us /sens/
Although she said nothing, I could sense her anger 尽管她什么都没说，但我能感觉到她的愤怒。
He sensed something was about to happen. 他感觉到有事情要发生。
[ + (that) ] He sensed (that) his guests were bored, although they were listening politely. 尽管客人们在礼貌地听着，但他意识到他们有些厌烦。