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tend

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  • v.倾向;往往会;趋向;趋于
  • Web天得;照料;照管
Simple Present:tends  Present Participle:tending  Past Tense:tended  
tend
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v.
1.
[i]
~ to do sth
往往会;常常就to be likely to do sth or to happen in a particular way because this is what often or usually happens
Women tend to live longer than men.
女人往往比男人长寿。
When I'm tired, I tend to make mistakes.
我累了就容易出错。
It tends to get very cold here in the winter.
这里冬天往往会很冷。
People tend to think that the problem will never affect them.
人们往往认为这个问题绝不会影响到他们。
2.
[i]
~ (to/towards sth)
趋向;走向;倾向;趋于to take a particular direction or often have a particular quality
His views tend towards the extreme.
他的观点趋于偏激。
Prices have tended downwards over recent years.
近年来物价趋于下降。
3.
[t][i]
照料;照管;护理to care for sb/sth
a shepherd tending his sheep
照看羊的牧人
Doctors and nurses tended the injured.
医生和护士护理受伤者。
well-tended gardens
精心照料的花园
Ambulance crews were tending to the injured.
救护车上的救护人员在照料受伤者。
4.
[t]
~ sth
招待,侍候,照顾,照料(商店、酒吧等的顾客)to serve customers in a store, bar, etc.
He had a job tending bar in San Francisco.
他在旧金山做酒吧服务员。

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