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poised

US [pɔɪzd]
UK [pɔɪzd]
  • adj.处于准备状态;蓄势待发;(暂时)平衡;有充分准备
  • v.“poise”的过去分词和过去式
  • Web雍容不迫;泰然自若的;沉着的
poised
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adj.
1.
[nbn]
处于准备状态;蓄势待发in a position that is completely still but is ready to move at any moment
Tina was tense, her hand poised over the telephone.
蒂娜心情紧张,手悬在电话机上。
He stopped writing and looked at me, pen poised.
他不写了,手握钢笔望着我。
The cat crouched in the grass, poised to jump.
猫儿蹲踞在草丛中,准备跳跃。
2.
[nbn]
~ (in, on, above, etc. sth)
(暂时)平衡,稳固in a position that is balanced but likely to change in one direction or another
The cup was poised on the edge of the chair.
杯子放在椅子边上,不稳当。
The world stood poised between peace and war.
世界处于战争与和平之间。
3.
[nbn]
有充分准备;准备好;蓄势待发completely ready for sth or to do sth
The economy is poised for recovery.
经济呈复苏之势。
Kate is poised to become the highest-paid supermodel in the fashion world.
凯特决心成为时装界最高薪的超级模特儿。
4.
泰然自若的;沉着自信的;稳健的having a calm and confident manner and in control of your feelings and behaviour
He is a remarkably poised young man.
他是个特别稳健的年轻人。

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