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tongue

US [tʌŋ]
UK [tʌŋ]
  • n.舌头;语言;方言;嘴巴
  • v.舔;榫接;嵌接
  • Web鞋舌;舌状物;岩舌
Plural Form:tongues  Present Participle:tonguing  Past Tense:tongued  
tongue
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n.
1.
[c]
舌;舌头the soft part in the mouth that moves around, used for tasting, swallowing, speaking, etc.
He clicked his tongue to attract their attention.
他咂嘴发出啧啧声以吸引他们的注意。
She ran her tongue over her lips.
她用舌头舔着嘴唇。
It's very rude to stick your tongue out at people.
向别人吐舌头是非常不礼貌的。
2.
[u][c]
口条the tongue of some animals, cooked and eaten
a slice of ox tongue
一片牛口条
3.
[c]
语言a language
None of the tribes speak the same tongue.
这些部落所说的语言都不相同。
I tried speaking to her in her native tongue.
我试着用她的本族语和她说话。
4.
[sing]
说话方式a particular way of speaking
He has a sharp tongue.
他说话尖酸刻薄。
I'll thank you to keep a civil tongue in your head(= speak politely) .
请你说话讲究礼貌。
5.
有…说话方式的;说话…的speaking in the way mentioned
sharp-tongued
说话尖刻的
6.
[c]
鞋舌a long narrow piece of leather under the laces on a shoe
7.
[c]
~ (of sth)
舌状物something that is long and narrow and shaped like a tongue
a tongue of flame
火舌
IDM
get your tongue around/round sth
正确发出(难读单词)的音to pronounce a difficult word correctly
hold your tongue/peace
忍住不说;保持缄默to say nothing although you would like to give your opinion
It's not a name that exactly trips off the tongue, is it?
这个名字叫起来拗口,是不是?
roll/slip/trip off the tongue
容易说(或发音);顺口to be easy to say or pronounce
It's not a name that exactly trips off the tongue, is it?
这个名字叫起来拗口,是不是?
set tongues wagging
(informal)
惹得满城风雨;使议论纷纷;招闲话to cause people to start talking about sb's private affairs
with your tongue in your cheek|with tongue in cheek
说说而已;半开玩笑地if you say sthwith your tongue in your cheek , you are not being serious and mean it as a joke
v.
1.
~ sth
吹奏(管乐器)to stop the flow of air into a wind instrument with your tongue in order to make a note
2.
~ sth
to lick sth with your tongue

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