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limit

US [ˈlɪmɪt]
UK ['lɪmɪt]
  • n.极限;限制;限度;界限
  • v.限制;限量;限定;减量
  • Web范围;局限;限额
Plural Form:limits  Present Participle:limiting  Past Tense:limited  
limit
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n.
1.
~ (to sth)
限度;限制a point at which sth stops being possible or existing
There is a limit to the amount of pain we can bear.
我们能忍受的疼痛是有限度的。
The team performed to the limit of its capabilities.
这个队已竭尽全力。
She knew the limits of her power.
她知道自己的权限。
to push/stretch/test sb/sth to the limit
最大限度地推╱拉╱考查某人(或某物)
His arrogance knew(= had) no limits .
他极其傲慢。
2.
~ (on sth)
极限;限量;限额the greatest or smallest amount of sth that is allowed
a time/speed/age limit
时间╱速度╱年龄限制
The EU has set strict limits on levels of pollution.
欧盟对污染程度作了严格的限制。
They were travelling at a speed that was double the legal limit .
他们正以两倍于法定限速的速度行驶。
You can't drive─you're over the limit(= you have drunk more alcohol than is legal when driving) .
你饮酒过量,不能驾车。
3.
(地区或地方的)境界,界限,范围the furthest edge of an area or a place
We were reaching the limits of civilization.
我们快到蛮荒地界了。
the city limits(= the imaginary line which officially divides the city from the area outside)
城市境界
IDM
be the limit
(informal)
极其令人讨厌to be extremely annoying
I'm willing to help, within limits.
我愿意帮忙,可有一定的限度。
within limits
在某种程度上;有一定限制to some extent; with some restrictions
I'm willing to help, within limits.
我愿意帮忙,可有一定的限度。
v.
1.
~ sth (to sth)
限制;限定to stop sth from increasing beyond a particular amount or level
measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars
限制汽车二氧化碳排放的措施
The amount of money you have to spend will limit your choice.
你要消费的金额会限制你的选择。
2.
~ yourself/sb (to sth)
限量;减量to restrict or reduce the amount of sth that you or sb can have or use
Families are limited to four free tickets each.
每户限发四张免费票。
I've limited myself to 1 000 calories a day to try and lose weight.
我为了减肥,限定自己每天摄入 1 000 卡的热量。

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