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undertaking

n.
1. 事業; 企業; 工作[C][S1]
It seemed an endless undertaking.
那件事辦起來像沒個完似的。
charitable undertakings
慈善事業
It is best to consider all this before entering upon such an undertaking.
最好在開始這項工作前好好權衡這一切。
2. 保證; 許諾[C][+to-v][+that]
give an undertaking not to take sides
保證不偏袒任何一方
3. 喪葬事宜; 殯儀業[U]

stash

vt.
1. 【俚】存放, 貯藏
vi.
1. 【俚】存放, 藏起來
n.
1. 藏匿處
2. 藏匿物

gush

vi.
1. 噴, 湧, (眼淚等)湧流[Q]
Oil gushed from the well.
油從油井中噴出。
2. 滔滔地說話(或寫); 過分動情; 裝腔作勢[(+over/about)]
Everyone gushed over the new baby.
大家都滔滔不絕地談論這個剛出生的嬰兒。
vt.
1. 使噴出, 使湧出, 使直流
His eyes gushed tears.
他淚如泉湧。
2. 滔滔地說; 裝腔作勢地說
n.
1. 噴, 湧流; 噴出(或湧出)之物[S][(+of)]
There was a gush of blood as the arrow was pulled out from the arm.
當從手臂上拔出箭來時, 一股鮮血湧了出來。
2. 迸發; 發作[S][(+of)]
a gush of pleasure
一陣高興
3. 滔滔不絕的講話(或寫作)[U]

duck

vt.
1. 突然低下(頭, 身子)
She ducked her head to avoid being hit.
她迅速低下頭避免被擊中。
2. 將...按入(水中)[(+in)]
The boys tried to duck each other in the swimming pool.
男孩們設法將對方按入游泳池水中。
3. 躲避; 迴避
He ducked the reporters by sneaking out the back door.
他迴避記者, 從後門溜出去了。
vi.
1. 迅速低頭; 迅速彎身
They all ducked behind the mound as they heard the explosion.
他們一聽到爆炸聲就都蹲到土丘的後面去了。
2. 閃避; 躲避
n.[C][U]
1. 迅速低頭; 迅速彎身
2. 躲避

n.
1. 鴨[C]
2. 鴨肉[U]
3. 【英】【口】(用作稱呼)親愛的人, 寶貝兒[C]
4. 【板】零分[C]

impending

a.
1. 即將發生的; 逼近的
The dark clouds suggest an impending storm.
烏雲表明暴風雨即將來臨。
He was inadequately prepared for the impending examinations.
他對即將舉行的考試準備不足。
2. 【罕】懸掛的, 懸置的

claustrophobic

a.
1. 患幽閉恐怖症的; 導致幽閉恐怖症的

confine

vt.
1. 限制; 使局限[(+to)]
We'll confine our discussion to the main issue.
我們將只討論主要問題。
2. 禁閉; 幽禁; 使臥床[(+to/in)]
He was confined to bed by illness.
他因病臥床。
3. 分娩, 坐月子[H]
vi.
1. 【古】鄰接, 接壤

n.
1. 邊界, 邊緣; 區域, 範圍[P1]
She passed her life within the confines of her native place.
她一生從未離開過故鄉。
The scientists are trying to prevent the water birds from leaving the confines of this preservation.
科學家們試圖阻止水鳥離開這個保護區的範圍。

keep somebody/something at arm's length

to avoid becoming connected with someone or something

flit

vi.
1. (鳥等)輕快地飛[Q]
Bees were flitting from flower to flower.
蜜蜂在花叢間飛來飛去。
2. (想法等)掠過; 突然轉變[Q]
Fancies flitted through my mind.
我的腦中掠過各種幻想。
3. 移居; 離開
n.
1. 輕快的飛行; 掠過
2. (為躲債)遷移, 搬家[C][S1]

unalloyed

a.
1. 非合金的
2. 未攙雜的; 純粹的; 真正的

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