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effort

US [ˈefərt]
UK [ˈefə(r)t]
  • n.努力;尽力;成就;气力
  • Web努力的成果;尝试;工作量
Plural Form:efforts  
effort
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n.
1.
[u][c]
气力;努力;费力的事the physical or mental energy that you need to do sth; sth that takes a lot of energy
You should put more effort into your work.
你应该更加努力地工作。
A lot of effort has gone into making this event a success.
为使这次活动成功费了很大的劲。
It's a long climb to the top, but well worth the effort.
爬到顶上路程很长,虽然费力却很值得。
Getting up this morning was quite an effort(= it was difficult) .
今天早上起床相当费力。
With (an) effort(= with difficulty) she managed to stop herself laughing.
她好不容易才忍住了笑。
2.
[c]
艰难的尝试;试图;尽力an attempt to do sth especially when it is difficult to do
a determined/real/special effort
坚决的╱真正的╱特别的努力
to make an effort
作出努力
I didn't really feel like going out, but I am glad I made the effort .
我当时并不很想出去,不过我很庆幸还是出去了。
The company has laid off 150 workers in an effort to save money.
公司为节省资金遣散了 150 名工人。
The local clubs are making every effort to interest more young people.
地方俱乐部正在尽一切努力来吸引更多的年轻人。
We need to make a concerted effort to finish on time.
我们需要通力合作才能按时完成。
I spent hours cleaning the house, but there isn't much to show for all my efforts .
我花了几个小时来打扫房子,但费了这么大力气却看不到多少效果。
With an effort of will he resisted the temptation.
他凭自己的意志顶住了这一诱惑。
The project was a joint/group effort.
这项工程是共同╱集体努力的结果。
3.
[c]
有组织的活动a particular activity that a group of people organize in order to achieve sth
the Russian space effort
俄罗斯航天计划
the United Nations' peacekeeping effort
联合国的维和行动
4.
[c]
努力的结果;成就the result of an attempt to do sth
I'm afraid this essay is a poor effort.
很抱歉,这篇文章写得不好。

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