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  • adj.最后;最近
  • Web最后的;最后的瞬间;最后一个
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det.
1.
最后的;最末的;末尾的happening or coming after all other similar things or people
We caught the last bus home.
我们赶上了回家的末班公共汽车。
It's the last house on the left.
是左边尽头那栋房子。
She was last to arrive.
她是最后到的。
2.
[obn]
最近的;上一个的most recent
last night/Tuesday/month/summer/year
昨晚;上个星期二;上个月;刚过去的夏季;去年
her last book
她最近出版的书
This last point is crucial.
刚讲的这一点是关键的。
The last time I saw him was in May.
我上次见到他是在五月份。
3.
[obn]
仅剩下的;最终的only remaining
This is our last bottle of water.
这是我们最后的一瓶水了。
He knew this was his last hope of winning.
他知道这是他取胜的最后希望。
4.
(强调)最不可能的,最不适当的used to emphasize that sb/sth is the least likely or suitable
The last thing she needed was more work.
她最不需要的就是更多的工作。
He's the last person I'd trust with a secret.
我要是有什么秘密,告诉谁也不能告诉他。
IDM
be on your/its last legs
濒临死亡;奄奄一息;行将就木;快不能用了to be going to die or stop functioning very soon; to be very weak or in bad condition
I haven't seen him since the summer before last.
我已有两个夏天没见过他了。
the day, week, month, etc. before last
前天;上上星期;上上月;两天(或两周等)以前the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago
I haven't seen him since the summer before last.
我已有两个夏天没见过他了。
We spent every last penny we had on the house.
我们把所有的钱都花在房子上了。
every last…
(某群体中的)每一个,全部every person or thing in a group
We spent every last penny we had on the house.
我们把所有的钱都花在房子上了。
have the last laugh
(在本未指望时)笑在最后,取得最后胜利to be successful when you were not expected to be, making your opponents look stupid
In the last resort we can always walk home.
顶多我们走回家就是了。
in the last resort
作为最后的一招when there are no other possible courses of action
In the last resort we can always walk home.
顶多我们走回家就是了。
your/the last gasp
奄奄一息;苟延残喘;临终;垂死the point at which you/sth can no longer continue living, fighting, existing, etc.
They changed the plans at the last minute.
事到临头他们却改变了计划。
Don't leave your decision to the last moment.
别等到最后一刻才来作决定。
the last minute/moment
(重大事情前的)最后一刻,紧要关头the latest possible time before an important event
They changed the plans at the last minute.
事到临头他们却改变了计划。
Don't leave your decision to the last moment.
别等到最后一刻才来作决定。
I've tried everyone else and now you're my last resort.
其他人我都试过了,现在就靠你了。
a/your last resort
最后可依赖的人(或事物)the person or thing you rely on when everything else has failed
I've tried everyone else and now you're my last resort.
其他人我都试过了,现在就靠你了。
These apartments are the last word in luxury.
这些寓所最为豪华。
the last word (in sth)
最新(或时髦、先进等)的事物the most recent, fashionable, advanced, etc. thing
These apartments are the last word in luxury.
这些寓所最为豪华。
adv.
1.
最后;最终;终结after anyone or anything else; at the end
He came last in the race.
这次赛跑他得了最后一名。
They arrived last of all.
他们来得比谁都晚。
2.
最新;最近;上一次most recently
When did you see him last?
你最后一次是什么时候见过他?
I saw him last/I last saw him in New York two years ago.
我上一次是两年前在纽约见到他的。
They last won the cup in 2006.
他们上一次获得奖杯是在 2006 年。
IDM
Last but not least, I'd like to thank all the catering staff.
最后但同样重要的是,我要感谢所有的餐饮工作人员。
last but not least
(提及最后的人或事物时说)最后但同样重要的used when mentioning the last person or thing of a group, in order to say that they are not less important than the others
Last but not least, I'd like to thank all the catering staff.
最后但同样重要的是,我要感谢所有的餐饮工作人员。
last in, first out
(形容裁员等情况)最后雇用的人最先被解雇,后来者先走used, for example in a situation when people are losing their jobs, to say that the last people to be employed will be the first to go
n.
1.
最后来的人(或发生的事)the person or thing that comes or happens after all other similar people or things
Sorry I'm late─am I the last?
对不起,我来晚了。我是最后到的人吗?
They were the last to arrive.
他们是最后到达的人。
2.
~ of sth
仅剩下的部分(或事项)the only remaining part or items of sth
These are the last of our apples.
这是我们最后剩下的几个苹果。
IDM
At last we're home!
我们终于到家了!
At long last the cheque arrived.
支票终于到了。
at (long) last
(经过长时间的延误或努力等之后)终于,最终after much delay, effort, etc.; in the end
At last we're home!
我们终于到家了!
At long last the cheque arrived.
支票终于到了。
That was the last I ever saw of her.
那是我最后一次见到她。
Unfortunately, I don't think we've heard the last of this affair.
遗憾的是,我认为这件事还没有了结。
hear/see the last of sb/sth
最后一次听见(或看见)to hear/see sb/sth for the last time
That was the last I ever saw of her.
那是我最后一次见到她。
Unfortunately, I don't think we've heard the last of this affair.
遗憾的是,我认为这件事还没有了结。
The last I heard he was still working at the garage.
我最近听到的消息是他还在汽车修理厂工作。
the last I heard
(提供最新消息时说)我最近听到的消息used to give the most recent news you have about sb/sth
The last I heard he was still working at the garage.
我最近听到的消息是他还在汽车修理厂工作。
She finished second to last.
她得了倒数第二。
next/second to last
倒数第二the one before the last one
She finished second to last.
她得了倒数第二。
He died protesting his innocence to the last.
他至死都坚决辩称自己无罪。
to/till the last
直到最后一刻;(尤指)直至死亡until the last possible moment, especially until death
He died protesting his innocence to the last.
他至死都坚决辩称自己无罪。
v.
1.
[i]
持续;继续;延续to continue for a particular period of time
The meeting only lasted (for) a few minutes.
会议只开了几分钟。
Each game lasts about an hour.
每场比赛约一小时。
How long does the play last?
那出戏要演多长时间?
2.
[i][t]
继续存在;持续起作用;持久to continue to exist or to function well
This weather won't last.
这种天气持续不了多久。
He's making a big effort now, and I hope it lasts.
现在他正加紧努力,我希望他能坚持下去。
These shoes should last you till next year.
你这双鞋应该能穿到明年。
3.
[i][t]
(在困境等中)坚持下去;超越(困境等)to survive sth or manage to stay in the same situation, despite difficulties
She won't last long in that job.
她那份工作干不了多久。
Can you last (out) until I can get help?
你能支撑到我找来帮手吗?
Doctors say that she probably won't last out the night(= she will probably die before the morning) .
医生都说她很可能活不过今晚。
He was injured early on and didn't last the match.
他开赛后不久就受了伤,没法坚持到底。
4.
[i][t]
够用,足够维持(尤指某段时间)to be enough for sb to use, especially for a particular period of time
Will the coffee last out till next week?
咖啡够喝到下周吗?
We've got enough food to last us (for) three days.
我们的食物足够维持三天。

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