far-off 1.假期已经不那么远了. The holidays are not so far off. 2.我的姑母现在仍能勉强自己照料自己，但需要雇人照顾她的日子就在眼前了。 My aunt is still just able to care for herself, but the day is not far off when she‘ll need to employ a daily help. 3.a far-off country 4.这张照片又让我想起了他早已逝去的青年时代 The photo reminds me of the far-off days of his youth.
leak n.&v. 1.雨水从屋顶的裂缝中滴漏下来。 The rain dripped down from a leak in the roof. 2.使渗漏 这汽车在漏油。 The car is leaking oil. 3.泄漏(秘密等)[(+out/to)] 他否认曾将这则消息泄漏给新闻界。 He denied that he had leaked the news to the press. 看来你的秘密已经泄漏出去了。 Your secret appears to have leaked out.
bath 1.take [have] a bath 他进浴室去洗淋浴。 2.He went into the bath to take a shower. bathe vi. 沐浴; 沉浸; 游泳 1.The doctor advised me to bathe in the sun rays. 大夫要我多晒太阳。 2.The nurse bathed the wound.
sob She broke down and sobbed aloud. 她禁不住大声哭了起来。 她呜咽着讲出了她的悲惨遭遇。 She sobbed out her sad story. (风等)发呜咽声 风在树林中凄鸣。 The wind sobbed in the trees. 那孩子的啜泣声渐渐静了下来. The child's sobs gradually died down.
immune 1.(常against /to与连用）有免疫力 be immune to flu 对流感有免疫力 2.(常to与连用)表不受．．．影响 be immune to interference/criticism 3.(常与from,连用）被豁免的 immune from taxes 免税 罪犯被告知说,如果他协助警方,就可以免受惩罚。 The criminal was told he would be immune from punishment if he helped the police.
cure vt. 治愈;消除(弊病等);纠正 [(+of)] 父母试图改掉孩子的恶习。 Parents try to cure their children of bad habits. vi. 这种伤很容易痊愈。 The wound cures easily. n. 目前仍没有治愈感冒的良药。 There is still no cure for the common cold.
infect vt. 传染;侵染;感染;影响 (with) 1.One of the boys in the class had a fever and he soon infected other children. 2.警方已将全国各感染区封锁了。 Police have sealed off infected areas of the country. 3.她的笑声感染了全班同学。 She infected the whole class with her laughter.
outward 那两样东西在外表上相同，但在本质上不同。 The two things are the same in outward form but different in essence.
carrier 1.未经适当处理的肉是危险的带菌物 Meat, improperly handled, is a carrier of bacteria. 2.运送人;搬运人;送信人 我申请邮差的工作。 I applied for the job as a mail carrier.
abortion 1.流产,;堕胎 堕胎在某些州是非法的。 Abortion is illegal in some states. 2.夭折，中止 他的企图完全失败了。 His attempt proved an abortion.
subscribe 1.(在文件等下面)签(名),署(名)[(+to)] He subscribed his name to the contract. 他在合同上签名。 2.认捐;捐助 subscribe to a charity 捐助医院基金100美元
subscribe to 1.同意,赞许 Do you subscribe to her pessimistic view of the state of the economy? 你是否同意她对经济状况所持的悲观看法？ 2.订阅;订购(书籍等) He subscribed to Reader's Digest. 他订阅《读者文摘》。
estimate 1.My estimate of his abilities was wrong. 我对他的能力估计错了。 2.Now I've realized that my estimate of her character was one-sided. 现在我认识到我对她品格的评价是片面的。
精神;精力 serve the people heart and soul 全心全意地为人民服务 put one's heart and soul into the work 全神贯注地工作 the soul of a book 一本书的精髓 Not a soul was to be seen in the street. 街上看不到一个人。 He was the soul of the enterprise. 他是这家企业的主脑。
choke 1.她喉咙中的鱼骨使她哽噎。 The fish bone in her throat made her choke. 2.炉子里发出的烟呛得我几乎透不过气来。 The smoke from the stove almost choked me. 3.The drains are choked up with dead leaves.
堵塞,阻塞[(+up/with)] 储藏室塞满了家具。 The storeroom was choked with furniture. 抑制,压住 (~back) 我设法止住泪水 I managed to choke back my tears.
jog 1.慢跑(尤指作为健身锻炼) 我每天早饭前慢跑。 I jog every morning before breakfast. 2.颠簸着移动 那辆汽车在崎岖不平的路上颠簸着行进。 The car jogged along the rough road. 3.(持续而缓慢地,无起色地)进行[(+along/on)] 我们好歹总得设法进行下去。 We must jog on somehow.
轻摇;轻推;轻撞 I gave him a jog to wake him up. 我轻轻推他一下,把他弄醒 I felt someone jogging my elbow. 我发觉有人推我的胳膊肘。
promote （常与to连用）提升；擢升 The young army officer was promoted (to the rank of) captain. 那个年轻的陆军军官已被提升为上尉。 宣传，推销（商品） Do you have any idea how to promote the sales of this product? 如何来推销这种产品你有什么好办法吗?
促进;发扬;引起 The Prime Minister's visit will promote the cooperation between the two countries. 首相的访问将促进两国间的合作 发起,创立 Several bankers promoted the new company. 好几个银行家联手创立了这个新公司。
swallow 1.Chew your food properly before swallowing it. 飞机已没入云中。 2.The aircraft was swallowed up in the clouds. 3.swallow one’s words 承认说错了话
bleed (pt,pp) bled faint 1.adj.微弱的,模糊的 There is a faint hope that she may be cured. 她获治愈的希望渺茫。 2.adj.昏眩，易失去知觉 She looks/feels faint.她看来快要晕倒了。 3.v.昏厥 He fainted from hunger.
digest v. 1.It takes hours for a meal to digest. 2.完全理解；彻底领会 Have you digested the report yet? 这个报告你吃透了吗？ n. 摘要;概要 a digest of the week’s news 一周新闻概要
slide The drawers slide in and out easily. 这些抽屉很容易推进拉出。 ease n. (be/feel) at ease 舒适而无忧虑，完全松弛 I never feel at ease in his company. v. The aspirins eased my headache.