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idle

US [ˈaɪd(ə)l]
UK ['aɪd(ə)l]
  • v.无所事事;空转;混时间;闲荡
  • adj.懈怠的;懒惰的;闲置的;没有工作的
  • Web空闲;空闲的;懒散的
Comparative Degree:idler  Superlative:idlest  Simple Present:idles  Present Participle:idling  Past Tense:idled  
idle
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adj.
1.
懈怠的;懒惰的not working hard
an idle student
懒散的学生
2.
闲置的not in use
to lie/stand/remain idle
闲置着
3.
没有工作的;闲散的without work
Over ten per cent of the workforce is now idle.
现在有超过百分之十的劳动力闲置。
4.
[ubn]
漫无目的的;无效的;无用的with no particular purpose or effect; useless
idle chatter/curiosity
无聊的唠叨╱好奇
It was just an idle threat(= not serious) .
那只不过是吓唬吓唬而已。
It is idle to pretend that their marriage is a success.
佯装他们的婚姻有多美满是无意义的。
5.
[ubn]
空闲的not spent doing work or sth particular
In idle moments, he carved wooden figures.
他空闲时就刻木雕。
v.
1.
[t][i]
混时间;闲荡;无所事事to spend time doing nothing important
They idled the days away, talking and watching television.
他们天天在闲聊和看电视中消磨时光。
They idled along by the river(= walked slowly and with no particular purpose) .
他们沿着河边闲逛。
2.
[i]
空转;挂空挡;未熄火to run slowly while the vehicle is not moving
She left the car idling at the roadside.
她把汽车挂空挡停在路边。
3.
[t]
~ sb/sth
(尤指暂时地)关闭工厂,使(工人)闲着to close a factory, etc. or stop providing work for the workers, especially temporarily
The strikes have idled nearly 4 000 workers.
罢工使近 4 000 名工人闲着没事干。

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