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beckon

US [ˈbekən]
UK ['bekən]
  • v.招手示意;举手召唤;吸引;诱惑
  • Web招手或点头示意;引诱;点头招呼
Simple Present:beckons  Present Participle:beckoning  Past Tense:beckoned  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
招手示意;举手召唤to give sb a signal using your finger or hand, especially to tell them to move nearer or to follow you
He beckoned to the waiter to bring the bill.
他招手示意服务生把账单送过来。
He beckoned her over with a wave.
他挥手让她过去。
The boss beckoned him into her office.
老板招手示意他进她的办公室。
She beckoned him to come and join them.
她打手势要他来加入他们的活动。
2.
[i][t]
吸引;诱惑to appear very attractive to sb
The clear blue sea beckoned.
清澈蔚蓝的大海令人向往。
The prospect of a month without work was beckoning her.
一个月的闲暇时光令她神往。
3.
[i]
很可能发生(或出现)to be sth that is likely to happen or will possibly happen to sb in the future
For many kids leaving college the prospect of unemployment beckons.
许多刚踏出大学校门的孩子可能会面临失业。

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