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motion

US [ˈmoʊʃ(ə)n]
UK [ˈməʊʃ(ə)n]
  • n.运动;动议;提议;移动
  • v.示意
  • Web动作;手势;动态
Plural Form:motions  Present Participle:motioning  Past Tense:motioned  
Motion
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
运动;移动;动the act or process of moving or the way sth moves
Newton's laws of motion
牛顿的运动定律
The swaying motion of the ship was making me feel seasick.
船身摇摆不定,让我觉得恶心。
Do not alight while the train is still in motion(= moving) .
列车未停稳时不要下车。
Rub the cream in with a circular motion.
一圈一圈地揉擦乳霜。
2.
[c]
(为传递信息用手或头做的)动作a particular movement made usually with your hand or your head, especially to communicate sth
At a single motion of his hand, the room fell silent.
他手一挥,屋子里便安静了下来。
3.
[c]
动议;提议a formal proposal that is discussed and voted on at a meeting
to table/put forward a motion
提出一项动议
to propose a motion(= to be the main speaker in favour of a motion)
提出动议
The motion was adopted/carried by six votes to one.
这项提议以六比一的票数通过。
4.
[c]
通便;大便an act of emptying the bowels ; the waste matter that is emptied from the bowels
IDM
go through the motions (of doing sth)
做姿态;走过场to do or say sth because you have to, not because you really want to
They set the machinery in motion.
他们将机器开动起来。
The wheels of change have been set in motion.
变革的车轮已经开始运转。
set/put sth in motion
让…动起来to start sth moving
They set the machinery in motion.
他们将机器开动起来。
The wheels of change have been set in motion.
变革的车轮已经开始运转。
v.
1.
[i][t]
(以头或手)做动作,示意to make a movement, usually with your hand or head to show sb what you want them to do
I motioned to the waiter.
我向侍者打了个手势。
He motioned for us to follow him.
他示意我们跟他走。
She motioned him into her office.
她示意他到她办公室来。

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