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prime

US [praɪm]
UK [praɪm]
  • n.盛年;年富力强的时期;鼎盛时期
  • adj.主要的;首要的;基本的;优质的
  • v.事先指点;使(某人)做好准备;把(事物)准备好
  • adv.妙极
  • Web春心荡漾;质数;最好的
Simple Present:primes  Present Participle:priming  Past Tense:primed  
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adj.
1.
主要的;首要的;基本的main; most important; basic
My prime concern is to protect my property.
我最关心的是保护自己的财产。
Winning is not the prime objective in this sport.
获胜不是这项体育运动的主要目的。
The care of the environment is of prime importance.
保护环境是最重要的。
He's the police's prime suspect in this case.
他是该案中警方的主要怀疑对象。
2.
优质的;上乘的;优异的of the best quality; excellent
prime (cuts of) beef
上等的牛肉(块)
The store has a prime position in the mall.
这家商店位于购物广场一个非常理想的位置。
3.
典型的;有代表性的aprime example of sth is one that is typical of it
The building is a prime example of 1960s architecture.
这座大楼是 20 世纪 60 年代的典型建筑。
4.
最可能的;首选的;最适宜的most likely to be chosen for sth; most suitable
The house is isolated and a prime target for burglars.
这座孤零零的房子是盗贼的首选目标。
He's a prime candidate for promotion.
他是最有望获得晋升的人选。
n.
1.
[sing]
盛年;年富力强的时期;鼎盛时期the time in your life when you are strongest or most successful
a young woman in her prime
正当妙龄的女郎
He was barely 30 and in the prime of (his) life .
他还不满 30 岁,正是英姿勃发的年华。
These flowers are long past their prime .
这些花的鼎盛花期早过了。
v.
1.
事先指点;使(某人)做好准备to prepare sb for a situation so that they know what to do, especially by giving them special information
They had been primed with good advice.
他们事先得到了高人指点。
She was ready and primed for action.
她已胸有成竹、跃跃欲试了。
He had primed his friends to give the journalists as little information as possible.
他已经知会他的朋友,尽量少向记者透露消息。
2.
~ sth
把(事物)准备好to make sth ready for use or action
The bomb was primed, ready to explode.
炸弹已准备好,可随时引爆。
3.
~ sth
在(金属、木材等上)打底漆to prepare wood, metal, etc. for painting by covering it with a special paint that helps the next layer of paint to stay on
IDM
prime the pump
投资以振兴(新的或不景气的企业或行业)to encourage the growth of a new or weak business or industry by putting money into it

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