Translation of "form" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb uk us /fɔːm/ US  /fɔːrm/

[ I or T ] to begin to exist or to make something begin to exist

A crowd formed around the accident. 事故现场围起了一群人。
A solution began to form in her mind. 她想到了一个解决办法。
She formed the clay into a small bowl. 她把陶土捏成了一只小碗。
I formed the impression (= the way she behaved suggested to me) that she didn't really want to come. 我形成了一种印象:她其实并不想来。

[ L only + noun ] to make or be something

The lorries formed a barricade across the road. 数辆卡车横在路上,形成了路障。
Together they would form the next government. 他们将共同组建下届政府。
This information formed the basis of the report. 这些信息奠定了报告的基础。

[ I ] slightly formal (also form up) If separate things form, they come together to make a whole

The children formed into lines. 孩子们排好了队。
The procession formed up and moved off slowly. 游行队伍列好队,缓缓离去。

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