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時間:2018-11-09 03:16:20來源:大公報

Wash away (phrasal verb)

●To eliminate some corruption, guilt or shame, etc.

  (洗刷(恥辱、罪惡…))

Examples:  

1.He tried to wash away his regret by getting drunk.

2.Our team shall wash away the shame of last year's defeat.  

Queue up (for sth) (phrasal verb)

●To get into a line to wait (for something).

  (排隊等候)

Examples:  

1.The new restaurant has already become a huge success, with people queuing up for hours for a seat each night.  

2.We queued up for a chance to meet the author.

Move around (phrasal verb)

●To travel from place to place.(四處走動)

Examples:  

1.My dad was in the army, so we moved around a lot.

2.He moved around the country working in orange groves.

Put/set pen to paper (idiom)

●To start to write.(命筆,開始寫)

Examples:  

1.I have put pen to paper sparingly, aware that pictures speak louder than words.  

2.I had written a very fine book in my head before arriving, without setting pen to paper.

Give (sb) face (idiom)

●To show or treat (someone) with respect, honor, and dignity. (給面子(這是從粵語的「畀面」翻譯而成的英語成語))

Examples:  

1.I always take care to give face to my husband at any opportunity.

2.While working abroad in Hong Kong, I learned how important it is to give face to one's employer at all times.  

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