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swear

US [swer]
UK [sweə(r)]
  • n.发誓;〈口〉誓言;咒骂;骂人话
  • v.诅咒;咒骂;说脏话;郑重承诺
  • Web宣誓;思薇雅
Past Tense:swore  Past Tense:sware  Past Participle:sworn  Simple Present:swears  Present Participle:swearing  
Swear
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v.
1.
[i]
咒骂;诅咒;说脏话to use rude or offensive language, usually because you are angry
She fell over and swore loudly.
她摔倒了,大骂了一声。
Why did you let him swear at you like that?
你怎么听任他那样辱骂你呢?
2.
[t][nopass]
郑重承诺;发誓要;表示决心要to make a serious promise to do sth
He swore revenge on the man who had killed his father.
他发誓要向那个杀死他父亲的人报仇。
I swear (that) I'll never leave you.
我保证决不离开你。
She made him swear not to tell anyone.
她要他发誓不告诉任何人。
3.
[t]
赌咒发誓地说;肯定地说to promise that you are telling the truth
She swore (that) she'd never seen him before.
她明确表示自己以前从未见过他。
I could have sworn(= I am sure) I heard the phone ring.
我敢肯定我听见电话铃响了。
I swear to God I had nothing to do with it.
我可以对天发誓,这跟我一点关系也没有。
4.
[i][t]
(尤指在法庭上)发誓,郑重承诺to make a public or official promise, especially in court
Witnesses were required to swear on the Bible.
证人须手按《圣经》宣誓。
Are you willing to stand up in court and swear that you don't recognize him?
你愿出庭起誓说你不认识他吗?
Remember, you have sworn to tell the truth.
别忘记,你宣过誓要讲实话。
Barons had to swear an oath of allegiance to the king.
男爵须宣誓效忠国王。
5.
[t]
~ sb to secrecy/silence
使起誓(保密)to make sb promise not to tell sth to anyone
Everyone was sworn to secrecy about what had happened.
关于已发生的事,每个人都依照要求起誓不外传。

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