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gesture

US [ˈdʒestʃər]
UK [ˈdʒestʃə(r)]
  • n.手势;表示;动作;举动
  • v.指;比划;示意;指一指
  • Web姿势;姿态;做手势
Plural Form:gestures  Present Participle:gesturing  Past Tense:gestured  
gesture
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n.
1.
[c][u]
手势;姿势;示意动作a movement that you make with your hands, your head or your face to show a particular meaning
He made a rude gesture at the driver of the other car.
他向另外那辆汽车的司机做了个粗野的手势。
She finished what she had to say with a gesture of despair.
她用绝望的姿势结束了她不得不讲的话。
They communicated entirely by gesture.
他们完全用手势交流。
2.
[c]
(表明感情或意图的)姿态,表示something that you do or say to show a particular feeling or intention
They sent some flowers as a gesture of sympathy to the parents of the child.
他们送了一些花表示对孩子父母的同情。
It was a nice gesture(= it was kind) to invite his wife too.
把他的妻子也请来是友好的表示。
We do not accept responsibility but we will refund the money as a gesture of goodwill .
我们不承担责任,不过我们愿意退款以表示我们的善意。
The government has made a gesture towards public opinion(= has tried to do sth that the public will like) .
政府已做出顺应民意的姿态。
v.
1.
[i][t]
做手势;用手势表示;用动作示意to move your hands, head, face, etc. as a way of expressing what you mean or want
‘I see you read a lot,’ he said, gesturing at the wall of books.
“看来你读的书很多。”他指着那一墙的书说道。
She gestured for them to come in.
她示意让他们进来。
He gestured (to me) that it was time to go.
他示意(我)该走了。
They gestured that I should follow.
他们示意让我跟在后面。

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