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    【140】由“at”引导的介词短语 - 英语讲义



    作者:欢乐鱼 阅读次数:6010


     
     
    由“at”引导的介词短语

     在英语里,介词短语(prepositional phrases)数量之多,可以和片语动词(phrasal verbs)互相比拟,不与它们亲近也难。

      下面是些由“at”引导的介词短语,你都见过吗?

    1. At bay:(经常和keep或hold连用)使……不能接近

      One of the gangsters kept the police at bay until the rest escaped.

    2. At bottom:实际上

      Judy said she was not jealous of her friends' success, but at bottom, she was.

    3. At close quarters:逼近地

      The two rivals grappled at close quarters.

    4. At cross purposes:互相误解

      I think we are at cross purposes. When I said "J.C.", I meant "Jason Chen", not "John Chen".

    5. At daggers drawn:势不两立

      Dan and Bob have been at daggers drawn for years. There is no evidence that they will make up.

    6. At every turn:处处

      When you go downtown, you will see shops, big and small, at every turn.

    7. At one fell swoop:一举

      Which country can invade another country and conquer it at one fell swoop?

    8. At issue:在讨论中的

      The question asked was not relevant to the matter at issue .

    9. At large:一般的;逍遥法外的。

      a. The people at large support the government's various policies.

      b. Some illegal immigrants were caught, but some others are still at large.

    10. At length:详细地

      Time did not allow the speaker to talk about the financial turmoil at length.

    11. At loggerheads with...:经常和……争吵

      Mr and Mrs Thang are often at loggerheads with each other. Why can't they get along well?

    12. At a loss for words:不知说什么好

      The news came so surprisingly that she was at a loss for words.

    13. At a low ebb:处于低潮

      Henry's mood seems to be at a low ebb now; let's cheer him up a bit.

    14. At a price:付高代价

      Some people became successful at a price; their health and family life were adversely affected.

    15. At random:随意地

      One may choose things at random, but not the prospective life partner.

    16. At the ready:处在准备状态中

      At the news conference, news reporters gathered around, pens and notebooks at the ready.

    17. At sea:茫然

      Those not interested in politics will be at sea when people discuss political issues.

    18. At a stretch:连续地

      In order to earn money, some workers do overtime works for a few days at a stretch.

    19. At will:任意地

      In a society like ours, one has to be law-abiding and not to do things at will.

    20. At one's wits end:不知所措

      Chased by the enemy to an abyss, the man could not advance any more, nor could he retreat; he was at his wits end.

    21. At heart:在内心里;本质上

      a. A good leader often has the people's interests at heart.

      b. Though Xiao Gan works in a city, he is a country boy at heart.

    22. At sixes and sevens:乱七八糟

      When the maid returned to work after three days' leave, she found all the rooms at sixes and sevens.


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