Translation of "separate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb uk us /ˈsep.ər.eɪt/ US  /-ə.reɪt/

[ I or T ] to (cause to) divide into parts

The north and south of the country are separated by a mountain range. 這個國家的南北兩部分被一條山脈隔開。
You can get a special device for separating egg whites from yolks. 你可以買一種把蛋白與蛋黃分開的專用器具。
The top and bottom sections are quite difficult to separate. 頂部和底部很難分開。

[ I or T ] to make people move apart or into different places, or to move apart

At school they always tried to separate Jane and me because we were troublemakers. 在學校裡,他們總是設法把我和簡分開,因爲我們是搗蛋鬼。
Somehow, in the rush to get out of the building, I got separated from my mother. 急急忙忙衝出大樓的時候,不知怎麽的,我和媽媽走散了。
Perhaps we should separate now and meet up later. 或許我們現在應該分開,晚些時候再見面。

[ T ] to consider two people or things as different or not related

You can't separate morality from politics. 你不能把道德與政治分開考慮。

[ I ] If a liquid separates it becomes two different liquids.


[ I ] to start to live in a different place from your husband or wife because the relationship has ended

My parents separated when I was six and divorced a couple of years later. 我六歲的時候父母分居,幾年之後他們便離婚了。

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