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engage

US [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ]
UK [ɪn'ɡeɪdʒ]
  • v.啮合;雇用;聘用;吸引住(注意力、兴趣)
  • Web从事;订婚;使从事于
Simple Present:engages  Present Participle:engaging  Past Tense:engaged  
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v.
1.
[t]
~ sth
吸引住(注意力、兴趣)to succeed in attracting and keeping sb's attention and interest
It is a movie that engages both the mind and the eye.
这是一部令人赏心悦目的影片。
2.
[t]
~ sb (as sth).~ sth.~ sb to do sth
雇用;聘用to employ sb to do a particular job
He is currently engaged as a consultant.
他现在受雇为顾问。
3.
[i]
~ (with sth/sb)
与…建立密切关系;尽力理解to become involved with and try to understand sth/sb
She has the ability to engage with young minds.
她能够与年轻人心意相通。
4.
[t][i]
~ (sb)
与(某人)交战;与(某人)开战to begin fighting with sb
to engage the enemy
与敌人交战
5.
[i][t]
(使)衔接,啮合when a part of a machineengages , or when youengage it, it fits together with another part of the machine and the machine begins to work
The cogwheels are not engaging.
齿轮未啮合在一起。
One cogwheel engages with the next.
齿轮一个个啮合在一起。
Engage the clutch before selecting a gear.
先踩离合器再挂挡。

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