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imagination

US [ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [ɪ.mædʒɪ'neɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.想象;想象力;创造力;想象的事物
  • Web想像力;空想;幻想
Plural Form:imaginations  
Imagination
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n.
1.
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想象力;想象the ability to create pictures in your mind; the part of your mind that does this
a vivid/fertile imagination
生动的╱丰富的想象
He's got no imagination.
他缺乏想象力。
It doesn't take much imagination to guess what she meant.
不难猜出她的意思。
I won't tell you his reaction─ I'll leave that to your imagination .
我不告诉你他的反应,你自己去想好了。
Don't let your imagination run away with you(= don't use too much imagination) .
不要一味凭空想象。
The new policies appear to have caught the imagination of the public(= they find them interesting and exciting) .
新出台的政策似乎恰恰投合了公众的喜好。
Nobody hates you─it's all in your imagination .
没人讨厌你,都是你在胡思乱想。
Use your imagination!(= used to tell sb that they will have to guess the answer to the question they have asked you, usually because it is obvious or embarrassing)
你自己动动脑筋嘛!
2.
[u]
想象的事物;幻想物something that you have imagined rather than sth that exists
She was no longer able to distinguish between imagination and reality.
她再也分不清幻想和现实了。
Is it my imagination or have you lost a lot of weight?
是我的错觉,还是你确实瘦了许多?
3.
[u]
创造力;创作力the ability to have new and exciting ideas
His writing lacks imagination.
他的作品缺乏想象。
With a little imagination , you could turn this place into a palace.
稍微动点脑筋,就能把这个地方变得富丽堂皇。

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