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circle

US [ˈsɜrk(ə)l]
UK [ˈsɜː(r)k(ə)l]
  • n.圆;圈;圆形;圆圈
  • v.圈出;环行;围绕…画圈;圈起
  • Web圈子;圆周;环绕
Plural Form:circles  Present Participle:circling  Past Tense:circled  
Circle
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n.
1.
圆;圆形a completely round flat shape
Cut out two circles of paper.
剪出两个圆形纸片。
2.
圆周;圆圈the line that forms the edge of a circle
Draw a circle.
画一个圆圈。
She walked the horse round in a circle .
她牵着马遛圈子。
3.
圆形物;环状物;圈;环a thing or a group of people or things shaped like a circle
a circle of trees/chairs
一圈树╱椅子
The children stood in a circle.
孩子们站成一圈。
4.
(剧院或电影院的)弧形楼座an upper floor of a theatre or cinema/movie theater where the seats are arranged in curved rows
We had seats in the circle.
我们坐的是楼座座位。
5.
(相同兴趣、职业等的人形成的)圈子,阶层,界a group of people who are connected because they have the same interests, jobs, etc.
the family circle
家庭圈子
She's well known in theatrical circles.
她在戏剧界赫赫有名。
a large circle of friends
一大群朋友
IDM
come, turn, etc. full circle
(事情或经历)兜了一圈回到原处to return to the situation in which you started, after a series of events or experiences
go round in circles
在原地绕圈子;总是回到同一个问题to work hard at sth or discuss sth without making any progress
run round in circles
(informal)
徒劳无功;瞎忙;空忙to be busy doing sth without achieving anything important or making progress
v.
1.
[i][t]
(尤指在空中)盘旋,环行,转圈to move in a circle, especially in the air
Seagulls circled around above his head.
海鸥在他的头顶上盘旋。
The plane circled the airport to burn up excess fuel.
飞机在机场上空盘旋以耗掉多余的燃料。
2.
[t]
~ sth
围绕…画圈;圈出;圈起to draw a circle around sth
Spelling mistakes are circled in red ink.
拼写错误都用红笔圈了出来。
IDM
When your way of life is threatened you have to circle the wagons and defend yourself.
当你的生活方式受到威胁时,你必须与他人结盟保护自己。
circle the wagons
(联合理念相同者)结成统一战线to join together with people who have the same ideas and beliefs as you, and avoid contact with those who do not, who may threaten or attack you
When your way of life is threatened you have to circle the wagons and defend yourself.
当你的生活方式受到威胁时,你必须与他人结盟保护自己。

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