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a line

  • 1 line

    [laɪn] 1. n; c
    1) (long thin mark) 线 [xiàn]
    2) (wrinkle) 皱纹 [zhòuwén]
    3) (row) (of people, things) 排 [pái]
    4) [+ of words] (written, printed) 行 [háng]

    I only read the first few lines. — 我只读了前几行。; (in poem, song) 句 [jù]

    5) ( THEAT, CINE) 台词 [táicí]

    He's learning his lines for the school play. — 他在为学校里的一出剧背台词。

    6) (rope, cord) 线 [xiàn]; also: washing line 晾衣绳 [liàngyīshéng]

    She hung her washing on the line. — 她把衣服挂到晾衣绳上。; also: fishing line 钓鱼线 [diàoyúxiàn]; ( ELEC) (wire) 电线 [diànxiàn]

    High winds had brought the lines down. — 猛烈的风把电线刮断了。; (TEL) 线路 [xiànlù]

    The line was dead. — 线路不通。

    7) (railway track) 铁路线路 [tiělù xiànlù]
    8) (bus, coach, train route) 路线 [lùxiàn]

    They had taken the wrong line on the London Tube. — 他们在伦敦地铁坐错了线。

    9) (boundary) 界线 [jièxiàn]
    10) (liter) (edge, contour) 曲线 [qūxiàn]
    11) (attitude, policy) 方针 [fāngzhēn]
    12) also: line of business, line of work 生产线 [shēngchǎnxiàn]

    What line are you in? — 你在哪一条生产线上?

    13) ( COMM) (of product) 种 [zhǒng]
    2. vt
    1) (form rows along) [+ people, trees] 沿...排成行 [yán...pái chéng háng]

    Crowds lined the route. — 一群人沿路排成一行。

    2) (form layer inside) 覆盖...的里层 [fùgài...de lǐcéng]

    Moisture lined the walls of the cave. — 湿气覆盖洞穴内壁。

    3) (put lining in) [+ clothing] 加里衬于 [jiā lǐchèn yú]; [+ container] 放在...的内壁 [fàng zài...de nèibì]

    * to line sth with sth — 把某物放在某物的内壁

    * hold the line please! — (TEL) 请稍等!

    * to stand or wait in line — (esp US) 排队等候 [英 = queue

    * in line with — (according to) 与...一致

    * to be in line for sth — 即将获得某事物

    * somewhere along or down the line — 在某个时期

    * to bring sth into line with sth — 使某物与某物一致

    * to be on the line — + job, reputation] 面临威胁

    * on the right lines — 大体正确

    * to be/step out of line — ( fig) 越轨

    * to draw the line at doing sth — 拒绝做某事

    * to take a hard line on sth — 对某事态度强硬

    Phrasal Verbs:

    English-Chinese new dictionary > line

  • 2 line

    line line noun ›› LONG THIN MARK 线 1. a long thin mark on a surface • 线;线条:
    »a straight / wavy / dotted / diagonal line
    直/波状/虚 / 对角线
    »a vertical / horizontal line
    垂直/水平线
    »parallel lines
    »Draw a thick black line across the page.
    在此页上横画一条粗黑线。
    2. a long thin mark on the ground to show the limit or border of sth, especially of a playing area in some sports • 界线;(尤指运动场地的)场地线,场界:
    »The ball went over the line.
    球越线出界了。
    »Be careful not to cross the line (= the broken line painted down the middle of the road).
    小心别越过道路的中界线。
    »Your feet must be behind the line when you serve (= in tennis).
    发球时你的脚必须站在底线的外面。
    »They were all waiting on the starting line.
    他们全都在起跑线上等待着。
    --› see also finishing line, goal line, sideline n. (2), touchline 3. a mark like a line on sbˈs skin that people usually get as they get older • 皱纹;褶子 【SYN】 wrinkle:
    »He has fine lines around his eyes.
    他的眼睛周围有细细的皱纹。
    ›› DIVISION 分界线 4. an imaginary limit or border between six place or thing and another • 分界线;边界线:
    »He was convicted of illegally importing weapons across state lines.
    他被判犯有非法越境偷运武器罪。
    »a district / county line
    行政区/郡界
    »lines of longitude and latitude
    --› see also coastline, Date Line, dividing line, picket line, treeline, waterline --› note at border 5. the division between six area of thought or behaviour and another • (思想或行为等的)界限,界线:
    »We want to cut across lines of race, sex and religion.
    我们要超越种族、性别和宗教的界限。
    »There is a fine line between showing interest in what someone is doing and interfering in it.
    关心别人正在做的事情和进行干预之间存在着细微的差别。
    --› see also red line ›› SHAPE 形状 6. the edge, outline or shape of sb / sth • 边线;轮廓线;形体;形状:
    »He traced the line of her jaw with his finger.
    他用手指顺着她的下巴外缘抚摸。
    »a beautiful sports car with sleek lines
    线条流畅、美观的跑车
    --› see also bikini line ›› ROW OF PEOPLE / THINGS 人或物的行列 7. a row of people or things next to each other or behind each other • 排;行;列:
    »a long line of trees
    »The children all stood in a line.
    孩子们全都站成一排。
    »They were stuck in a line of traffic.
    他们塞在汽车长龙里面了。
    8. ( NAmE) a queue of people • (人)队伍,行列:
    »to stand / wait in line for sth
    站队/排队等候
    »A line formed at each teller window.
    银行每个出纳员的窗口前都排起了队。
    ›› IN FACTORY 工厂 9. a system of making sth, in which the product moves from six worker to the next until it is finished • 生产线;流水线 --› see also assembly line, production line ›› SERIES 系列 10. [C, usually sing.] a series of people, things or events that follow six another in time • 按时间顺序排列的人(或物、事件);家系;家族:
    »She came from a long line of doctors.
    她来自一个医生世家。
    »to pass sth down through the male / female line
    通过父系/母系代代相传
    »This novel is the latest of a long line of thrillers that he has written.
    这部小说是他写的系列惊险小说中最近出版的一部。
    11. [C, usually sing.] a series of people in order of importance • 一系列按重要性排列的人:
    »Orders came down the line from the very top.
    命令从最高领导人逐级传达下来。
    »a line of command
    »He is second in line to the chairman.
    他的地位仅次于主席。
    »to be next in line to the throne
    --› see also line manager ›› WORDS 文字 12. (abbr. l) a row of words on a page or the empty space where they can be written; the words of a song or poem • 字行;便条;留言条;歌词;诗行:
    »Look at line 5 of the text.
    看正文第 5 行。
    »Write the title of your essay on the top line.
    把文章的标题写在首行。
    »I can only remember the first ten lines of that song.
    我只记得那首歌的头两句歌词。
    --› see also bottom line 13. the words spoken by an actor in a play or film / movie • (戏剧或电影的)台词,对白:
    »to learn your lines
    »a line from the film ˈCasablancaˈ
    电影《卡萨布兰卡》里的一句话
    14. lines [pl.] ( BrE) (in some schools) a punishment in which a child has to write out a particular sentence a number of times • (某些学校)罚学生抄写多次 15. (informal) a remark, especially when sb says it to achieve a particular purpose • (尤指为达到某种目的说的)话,言语:
    »Donˈt give me that line about having to work late again.
    别再跟我说不得不工作到很晚这样的话。
    »( BrE) Thatˈs the worst chat-up line Iˈve ever heard.
    我听过的向人调情的话里没有比这更差劲的了。
    ›› ROPE / WIRE / PIPE 绳索;金属线;管子 16. a long piece of rope, thread, etc., especially when it is used for a particular purpose • 一段绳(或索、线等):
    »a fishing line
    »He hung the towels out on the line (= clothes line).
    他把那些毛巾挂在晒衣绳上。
    »They dropped the sails and threw a line to a man on the dock.
    他们放下风帆,把船缆抛给码头上的人。
    --› see also lifeline 17. a pipe or thick wire that carries water, gas or electricity from six place to another • 管道;线路 --› see also power line ›› TELEPHONE 电话 18. a telephone connection; a particular telephone number • 电话线路;电话号码:
    »Your bill includes line rental.
    你的账单包括电话线路的租用费。
    »The companyˈs lines have been jammed (= busy) all day with people making complaints.
    公司的电话整天都因人们打投诉电话而占线。
    »I was talking to John when the line suddenly went dead.
    我正和约翰谈话,突然电话断了。
    »If you hold the line (= stay on the telephone and wait), Iˈll see if she is available.
    你要是不挂断电话,我就去看看她在不在。
    --› see also helpline, hotline, landline, offline, online ›› RAILWAY / RAILROAD 铁道 19. a railway / railroad track; a section of a railway / railroad system • 轨道;铁道;(铁路的)段,线路:
    »The train was delayed because a tree had fallen across the line.
    火车晚点是因为有一棵树横倒在铁轨上。
    »a branch line
    »the East Coast line
    --› see also main line ›› ROUTE / DIRECTION 路线;方向 20. [C, usually sing.] the direction that sb / sth is moving or located in • (行进的)方向,路线;方位:
    »Just keep going in a straight line ; you canˈt miss it.
    照直走,你不会找不到那地方的。
    »The town is in a direct line between London and the coast.
    这个镇在伦敦与海岸之间的直线上。
    »Please move; youˈre right in my line of vision (= the direction I am looking in).
    请挪动一下,你正好挡住了我的视线。
    »They followed the line of the river for seven miles.
    他们沿着那条河走了三英里。
    »Be careful to stay out of the line of fire (= the direction sb is shooting in).
    小心待在射击路线以外。
    21. a route from six place to another especially when it is used for a particular purpose • 路线;路径;渠道:
    »Their aim was to block guerrilla supply lines.
    他们的目的是封锁游击队的供给线。
    ›› ATTITUDE / ARGUMENT 态度;论点 22. [C, usually sing.] an attitude or a belief, especially six that sb states publicly • (尤指公开表明的)态度,看法:
    »The government is taking a firm line on terrorism.
    政府现在对恐怖主义采取强硬的态度。
    »He supported the official line on education.
    他支持官方的教育理念。
    --› see also hard line, party line 23. a method or way of doing or thinking about sth • 方法;方式:
    »I donˈt follow your line of reasoning.
    我不理解你的推理方法。
    »She decided to try a different line of argument (= way of persuading sb of sth).
    她决定换一种说理方式。
    »sbˈs first line of attack / defence
    某人进行抨击/辩护的第一着
    »The police are pursuing a new line of enquiry / inquiry (= way of finding out information).
    警方正在实施一种新的调查方法。
    ›› ACTIVITY 活动 24. [sing.] a type or area of business, activity or interest • 行业;活动的范围:
    »My line of work pays pretty well.
    我的职业报酬颇丰厚。
    »You canˈt do much in the art line without training.
    没经过训练你在艺术行业是不会有多大作为的。
    --› see also sideline n. (1) ›› PRODUCT 产品 25. a type of product • 种类;类型:
    »We are starting a new line in casual clothes.
    我们将着手经营新款式的休闲装。
    »Some lines sell better than others.
    有些品种的货物销售得好些,有些则较差。
    ›› TRANSPORT 运输 26. (often used in names 常用于名称) a company that provides transport for people or goods • 运输公司;航运公司:
    »a shipping / bus line
    航运/公共汽车公司
    --› see also airline ›› SOLDIERS 士兵 27. a row or series of military defences where the soldiers are fighting during a war • 防线;前线;战线:
    »The regiment was sent to fight in the front line (= the position nearest the enemy).
    这个团被派到前线作战。
    »They were trapped behind enemy lines (= in the area controlled by the enemy).
    他们在敌人后方遭到围困。
    ›› DRUGS 毒品 28. (slang) an amount of cocaine that is spread out in a thin line, ready to take • (准备吸用的)散放成一条细线的可卡因 【IDIOMS】 along / down the ˈline •(informal) at some point during an activity or a process • 在某一环节;在某一时刻:
    »Somewhere along the line a large amount of money went missing.
    有一笔巨款在某一环节上不翼而飞。
    »Weˈll make a decision on that further down the line.
    我们将在以后的阶段对此问题作出决策。
    along / on (the)... ˈlines 1. (informal) in the way that is mentioned • 按…方式:
    »The new system will operate along the same lines as the old one.
    新系统的运作方式将与老系统一样。
    »They voted along class lines.
    他们按各社会等级进行投票。
    2. (informal) similar to the way or thing that is mentioned • 类似于(提及的方式或东西):
    »Those arenˈt his exact words, but he said something along those lines.
    那些不是他的原话,但他说的大致就是这个意思。
    be, come, etc. on ˈline 1. to be working or functioning • 正运转;在运行:
    »The new working methods will come on line in June.
    新的操作方法将在六月实行。
    2. using or connected to a computer or the Internet; communicating with other people by computer • 联机;在线:
    »All the new homes are on line.
    所有的新建住宅都已联机。
    --› see also online bring sb / sth, come, get, fall, etc. into ˈline (with sb / sth) • to behave or make sb / sth behave in the same way as other people or how they should behave • 使一致;使规范;使符合;(和…)一致:
    »Britain must be brought into line with the rest of Europe on taxes.
    英国必须在税收上与其他欧洲国家保持一致。
    in (a) ˈline (with sth) • in a position that forms a straight line with sth • (与…)成一排,成一直线:
    »An eclipse happens when the earth and moon are in line with the sun.
    地球和月亮与太阳处在一条直线上,日蚀就发生了。
    in ˈline for sth • likely to get sth • 有可能获得某物:
    »She is in line for promotion.
    她有可能得到提升。
    in the ˌline of ˈduty • while doing a job • 在执行任务时;在履行职责时:
    »A policeman was injured in the line of duty yesterday.
    昨天有一名警察在执行公务时受伤。
    in ˈline with sth • similar to sth or so that six thing is closely connected with another • 与…相似(或紧密相连):
    »Annual pay increases will be in line with inflation.
    每年加薪幅度将与通货膨胀挂鈎。
    ˌlay it on the ˈline •(informal) to tell sb clearly what you think, especially when they will not like what you say • 坦率地说;实话实说:
    »The manager laid it on the line—some people would have to lose their jobs.
    经理开门见山地说——有些人将要失去工作。
    (choose, follow, take, etc.) the line of least reˈsistance • (to choose, etc.) the easiest way of doing sth • (采取)最省事的方法 (put sth) on the ˈline •(informal) at risk • 冒风险:
    »If we donˈt make a profit, my job is on the line.
    我们要是赚不了钱,我就有失业的危险。
    out of ˈline (with sb / sth) 1. not forming a straight line • 不成直线 2. different from sth • 与…不同(或不一致);不符合:
    »London prices are way out of line with the rest of the country.
    伦敦的物价与英国其他地方存在着很大的差异。
    3. ( NAmE) = out of order at order walk / tread a fine / thin line • to be in a difficult or dangerous situation where you could easily make a mistake • 处于困境(或险境);如履薄冰;走钢丝:
    »He was walking a fine line between being funny and being rude.
    他想滑稽而不粗鲁,难以把握分寸。
    --› more at battle n., draw v., end n., firing line, front line, hard adj., hook n., jump v., overstep, pitch v., read v., sign v., step v., toe v. verb [VN] ›› COVER INSIDE 做衬里 1. [often passive] line sth (with sth) to cover the inside of sth with a layer of another material to keep it clean, make it stronger, etc. • (用…)做衬里:
    »Line the pan with greaseproof paper.
    在烤盘里垫一层防油纸。
    2. to form a layer on the inside of sth • (在某物的内部)形成一层:
    »the membranes that line the nose
    ›› FORM ROWS 形成行 3. [often passive] line sth (with sth) to form lines or rows along sth • 沿…形成行(或列、排):
    »Crowds of people lined the streets to watch the race.
    人群站在街道两旁观看赛跑。
    »The walls were lined with books.
    靠墙是一排排的图书。
    --› see also lined line your (own) / sbˈs ˈpockets • to get richer or make sb richer, especially by taking unfair advantage of a situation or by being dishonest • (尤指通过占便宜或欺诈而)中饱私囊,(使)发财 【PHR V】 ˌline ˈup • to stand in a line or row; to form a queue / line • 排成一行;站队;排队(等候):
    »Line up, children!
    孩子们,站成一排!
    »Cars lined up waiting to board the ship.
    汽车排队等候上船。
    ˌline sb / sth∽ˈup 1. to arrange people or things in a straight line or row • 使站成一队;使排列成一行:
    »The suspects were lined up against the wall.
    嫌疑犯靠墙站成了一排。
    »He lined the bottles up along the shelf.
    他把瓶子排列在架子上。
    2. to arrange for an event or activity to happen, or arrange for sb to be available to do sth • 组织,安排(活动);邀集(人做某事):
    »Mark had a job lined up when he left college.
    马克大学毕业时,工作已经安排好了。
    »Iˈve got a lot lined up this week (= Iˈm very busy).
    我这周有许多事要做。
    »Sheˈs lined up a live band for the party.
    她为聚会安排了一个乐队来现场演奏。
    ˌline sth∽ˈup (with sth) • to move six thing into a correct position in relation to another thing • 使…(与相关的另一物)排齐;使…对齐
    * * *
    [lain]
    n. 繩, 索, 線路, 航線, 詩句
    vt. 排成一行, 順...排列, 劃線于, 使有線條, 使起皺紋
    vi. 排隊

    English-Chinese dictionary > line

  • 3 line

    I 1. noun
    1) ((a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc: She hung the washing on the line; a fishing-rod and line.) 繩, 線等
    2) (a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe: She drew straight lines across the page; a dotted/wavy line.) 線條﹐條紋
    3) (outline or shape especially relating to length or direction: The ship had very graceful lines; A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.) 外形
    4) (a groove on the skin; a wrinkle.) 皺紋
    5) (a row or group of objects or persons arranged side by side or one behind the other: The children stood in a line; a line of trees.)
    6) (a short letter: I'll drop him a line.) 短信
    7) (a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family: a line of kings.) 家族
    8) (a track or direction: He pointed out the line of the new road; a new line of research.) 路線
    9) (the railway or a single track of the railway: Passengers must cross the line by the bridge only.) 鐵路,鐵軌
    10) (a continuous system (especially of pipes, electrical or telephone cables etc) connecting one place with another: a pipeline; a line of communication; All (telephone) lines are engaged.) 線路
    11) (a row of written or printed words: The letter contained only three lines; a poem of sixteen lines.) (字的)一行
    12) (a regular service of ships, aircraft etc: a shipping line.) 航線
    13) (a group or class (of goods for sale) or a field of activity, interest etc: This has been a very popular new line; Computers are not really my line.) 行業
    14) (an arrangement of troops, especially when ready to fight: fighting in the front line.) 戰線
    2. verb
    1) (to form lines along: Crowds lined the pavement to see the Queen.) 使排成一列
    2) (to mark with lines.) 用線標示
    - linear - linesman
    - hard lines!
    - in line for
    - in
    - out of line with
    - line up
    - read between the lines
    II verb
    1) (to cover on the inside: She lined the box with newspaper.) 加襯
    2) (to put a lining in: She lined the dress with silk.) 給...裝襯里

    English-Chinese(Traditional) Dictionary > line

  • 4 line-up

    line-up ˈline-up noun [usually sing.] 1. the people who are going to take part in a particular event • 阵容;阵式:
    »an impressive line-up of speakers
    »the starting line-up (= the players who will begin the game)
    2. a set of items, events etc. arranged to follow six another • 节目安排;项目安排 【SYN】 programme:
    »A horror movie completes this eveningˈs TV line-up.
    今晚电视节目最后安排了一部恐怖影片。
    3. ( especially NAmE) = identification parade
    * * *
    n. (=lineup) 一排人[物]
    v. 排成行, 排成直線

    English-Chinese dictionary > line-up

  • 5 line up

    1) (to form a line: The children lined up ready to leave the classroom; She lined up the chairs.) 排隊
    2) (to collect and arrange in readiness: We've lined up several interesting guests to appear on the programme (noun line-up).) 排列出

    English-Chinese(Traditional) Dictionary > line up

  • 6 line up

    1. vi
    (form queue) 排队 [páiduì]
    2. vt
    1) [+ people, objects] 使排队 [shǐ páiduì]

    The men were lined up against a wall. — 这些男子们被靠墙排成排。

    2) (organize) [+ event, celebration] 安排 [ānpái]

    A formal party was lined up. — 人们正在安排一场正式的晚会。

    3)

    * to line sb up (for sth) — (为某事)安排组织好某人 [(wèi mǒushì) ānpái zǔzhī hǎo mǒurén]

    I had lined up a wonderful cast. — 我已经安排好一组优秀的演员到场。

    * to have sb/sth lined up — 安排某人/某事

    English-Chinese new dictionary > line up

  • 7 line up

    v. 整隊, 排列起

    English-Chinese dictionary > line up

  • 8 line

    (数据,程序)行;线(条);【信】 线(路)[L,LN]

    English-Chinese computer dictionary > line

  • 9 line-up

    调节[整];调成一直线,排列成行

    English-Chinese computer dictionary > line-up

  • 10 line

    线路,行,系统,系列,管道,管路,直线,磁力线,涂耐火材料,线

    English-Chinese electricity dictionary (电气专业词典) > line

  • 11 line-up

    调平,弄直

    English-Chinese electricity dictionary (电气专业词典) > line-up

  • 12 line

    "金山词霸2003法学大词典":
    n.边界,运输路线

    English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典) > line

  • 13 line

    系统

    English-Chinese Dictionary of Agriculture (英汉农业大词典) > line

  • 14 line-B

    B线,变址寄存器

    English-Chinese computer dictionary (英汉计算机词汇大词典) > line-B

  • 15 line

    线

    English-Chinese machine dictionary (英汉机械大词典) > line

  • 16 line

    线

    English-Chinese dictionary of mining (英汉矿业大词典) > line

  • 17 line

    n.单位

    English-Chinese dictionary of mining (英汉矿业大词典) > line

  • 18 line

    线

    English-Chinese construction dictionary construction (英汉建筑大词典) > line

  • 19 line

    行, 行列
    * * *
    线路, 线

    English-Chinese electron industry dictionary (英汉电子工程大词典) > line

  • 20 line

    系, 线

    English-Chinese geology dictionary (英汉地质大词典) > line

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