A: My brother got married last year.
B: That surprises me, I thought that he would remain a bachelor for the rest of his life.
n. 1.单身男士，单身汉; 2.学士,学士学位
A: That is a nice badge that you are wearing.
B: Thanks, I bought it at the market this morning.
n. 1.徽章，证章； 2.标记，标志; 3.象征
A: Would you like have a game of badminton with me this evening?
B: Sorry, but I only play football.
A: Did you enjoy the film?
B: Yeah, but I was baffled by the plot.
A: Was the criminal released from jail?
B: Yes, but only on bail.
n. 1.保释金； 2.准许保释
vt. 1.(out) 保释，帮助脱离困境; 2.用桶(从船里)舀水
A: I caught four fish, big ones.
B: You must have been using good bait.
n. 1.(钓鱼等用的)饵,诱饵; 诱惑物，引诱物
A: that man looks very young to be going bald.
B: Yeah, he looks no more than twenty five.
a. 1.秃头的，秃的; 2.(织物,轮胎等)磨光的; 3.明显的，不加掩饰的
A: Have you ever been to the ballet?
B: Yes, but I always prefer the theatre.
n. 1.芭蕾舞，芭蕾舞剧; 2.芭蕾舞用
A: The voting for the president was done by the secret ballot.
B: It must have been very fair then.
n. 1.投票表决(或选举); 2.选票; 3.投票总数
A: This meal is delicious, is there a secret ingredient?
B: Not really, except I used lots of bamboo shoots.
A: Help! I am bleeding.
B: Here, use my scarf as a bandage.
A: I was not able to bandage your wound properly.
B: It is alright, so long as the bleeding has stopped.
A: This film is stupid.
B: Really, you usually one the ones about bandits and cowboys.
A: I can’t banish my girlfriend from my dreams.
B: It must be love then.
A: My university is putting on an huge banquet for my graduation.
B: Sounds wonderful, can I come?
A: The weather is wonderful, let’s have a barbecue.
B: You go ahead, I have already had my dinner.
n. 1.金属烧烤; 2.烧烤野餐
A: That is a very long boat in the canal.
B: It is one of the largest barges in the country.
barge in 闯入,干预
A: This tea tastes strange.
B: That is because it is made out of barley.
A: The barometer indicates that it is going to be raining tomorrow.
B: Oh, I never trust that old thing.
A: The barracks were burned down during the fighting.
B: Was anyone injured?
n. [pl.] 兵营，营房
A: These fields are so barren I am amazed that even grass can grow on them.
B: It can just about, but it has difficulty.
a. 1.(土地等)贫瘠的，荒芜的; 2.不结果实的，不(生)育的; 3.无益的，没有结果的
A: My little brother has barricaded himself into his bedroom and refused to come out.
B: Don’t worry, when he gets hungry he will come out.
A: The old town walls were initially built as barricades to keep the enemy out.
B: It is a shame that they have been so badly damaged!
A: Do you have a basement in your house?
B: Yes, but we only use it for storage.
A: This music is terrible.
B: I think that it is just because the bass is too loud.
n. 1.男低音,低声部,低音乐器; 2.鲈鱼
A: I once read a book about an unwanted bastard child that was left to grow up alone in a forest.
B: I think that I may have read that one also.
n. 1.坏蛋，混蛋; 2.私生子
A: There is a wonderful smell coming from the kitchen.
B: I am glad that you like it, I have just made a batch of biscuits.
n. 1.一批,一组,一群; 2.一批生产量
A: The woman was horribly battered by her husband.
B: How awful, I hope that she left him
A: Do you like pancakes?
B: No, and nothing else that is made out of batter.
A: Where did you buy your necklace?
B: Oh, I just bought the beads and made it myself.
n. 1.小珠子; 2.(水,血,汗的)小滴
A: I beckoned him to come, but he refused to move.
B: Perhaps you were not polite enough.
A: Watch out, there is a beetle crawling under your leg.
B: Ah, I hate insects.
A: You should have telephoned me beforehand when you knew you were going to be late.
B: I am sorry, but my mobile phone is broken.
A: There is no need to bellow orders at me.
B: Sorry, but I did not think that you would hear me unless I shouted.
A: The fire is going out. What should I do?
B: Use the bellows to blow air onto it.
vi. 1.咆哮，怒吼; 2.(公牛般地)吼叫
n. 1.喊声，咆哮; 2.[~ s]风箱
A: I have a pain in my belly.
B: Well, you should have bad breakfast.
A: Thank you for the beautiful present, you are far too benevolent.
B: You are most welcome. Kindness is not a complaint.
A: The test results have come back and the lump was benign.
B: Thanks, Doctor. I was so worried.
a. 1.善良的，慈祥的； 2.(肿瘤等)良性的,无危险的
A: I read in the newspaper that the city was besieged by unexpected attack.
B: Oh, I never trust the newspapers.
vt. 1.围攻，围困; 2.围住，拥在…周围
A: I bestow this gift upon you as a sign of my gratitude and thanks.
B: You are too generous.
A: Why are you looking so upset?
B: My girlfriend has just betrayed me.
vt.1.背叛，出卖; 2.失信于,辜负; 3.泄露(秘密等); 4.(非故意地)暴露，显露
A: Would you like a hot beverage, Richard?
B: No thanks, Peter. I just had a coffee.
A: I was bitten on the leg as I walked through the gate.
B: Did you not read the sign, “Beware of the Dog” ?
A: Every time I look at the night sky I am bewildered by the stars.
B: Me too, they are fascinating.
A: It is difficult to write this article without being biased.
B: Well, make sure you look at the issue from both sides before you start.
A: Now students, make sure you include a complete bibliography at the end of your work.
B: But that takes so much time.
n. 1.参考书目; 2.(有关某一专题的)书目
A: Did you hear about the new bilateral agreement between Russia and France?
B: No, not yet, I have not listened to the news today.
A: Did anyone call the fire brigade when the fire was detected?
B: yes, but when they arrived it was too late, the smoke was already billowing out of the windows.
A: Please don’t throw your rubbish on the ground, there is a bin beside the door.
B: Oh, sorry, I did not see it.
n. 1.垃圾箱; 2.大贮藏箱
A: Oh, I wish I had brought my binoculars to the concert.
B: Yeah, the performers look so small from the back row.
A: You have had such an interesting life, I would love to read your biography some day.
B: Oh, really. I hadn’t planned on writing one.
A: Last night was bizarre, it snowed when it should have been dry.
B: Well, it is difficult to predict the weather.
A: Why did you steal the money?
B: I was blackmailed into it.
A: My grandfather used to work with horses.
B: Was he a blacksmith?
n. 铁匠, 锻工
A: Is there a toilet in this building? My bladder is about to burst.
B: Just down the hallway, on the right.
n 1.膀胱; 2.囊状物.
A: The food that I cook is usually very bland.
B: No, I think it is quite spicy actually.
a. 1.温和的, 无动于衷的; 2.(食物)清淡的，枯燥乏味的
A: The concert was incredible, the lead singer nearly blazed the house down with his energy.
B: Gosh, it sounds almost dangerous.
vi. 1.熊熊燃烧，着火; 2.发(强)光，放光彩; 3.迸发，爆发
n. 1.火焰,烈火; 2.光辉，强烈(或眩目)的光; 3.迸发,爆发; 4.灿烂，炫耀
blaze a trail 开拓道路，作先导
A: Have you cleaned the bath yet?
B: No, sorry. I ran out of bleach.
A: Winter is my favourite season.
B: Oh, winters are too bleak for me, I prefer autumn.
a. 1.没有希望的，凄凉的; 2.荒凉的; 3.寒冷刺骨的
A: My grandmother used to bless herself every time she passes a church.
B: She must have been very religious.
vt. 1.(with) 使有幸得到，使具有; 2.为…祈神赐福(或保佑)
A: Did you have a good crop of potatoes this year?
B: Unfortunately not, they were hit by blight.
n. 1.(植物等)枯萎病; 2.造成破坏(或损坏)的因素
A: I blinked and missed the town. It was so small.
B: Drive more slowly then!
A: With each blink I get older.
B: Well, I am sorry, but I can not do anything to stop time passing.
vi. 1.眨眼睛； 2.闪亮,闪烁
on the blink (机器等)坏了，出故障
A: Did anybody witness the accident?
B: Yes, a blonde was walking down the street.
A: Zoe blossomed into a world class pianist.
B: She must have practiced very hard.
vi. 1.(植物)开花; 2.(out, into)发展，长成
in (full) blossom 正开着花
A: I think this artist is very talented.
B: I don’t . I think he just blots the paper with colour.
vt. 1.(用墨水等)弄脏; 2.(用吸墨纸)吸干
blot out 1.把…弄模糊，遮蔽; 2.完全清除(思想，记忆)
A: We shall see the blueprints to start working on the building in September.
B: OK, I shall get to work straight away.
A: Did James tell you what happened yesterday?
B: Yes, but I am not sure if it was a lie of a bluff.
call sb. bluff 要求某人摊牌，向某人挑战
A: Oops, I’ve made a blunder.
B: Don’t worry, we can fix it.
vi. 1.跌跌撞撞地走，慌乱地走; 2.犯错误
A: Do you not know how to cut bread?
B: Of course I do, but this knife is blunt.
a. 1.钝的; 2.率直的，直言不讳的
vt. 1.使迟钝，使减弱; 2.使钝
A: Do you remember your first birthday?
B: No, it is all a blur.
A: He blurred the corners of the picture to make it look old.
B: He did a good job of it.
A: Brian blurted out the answer before I even had a chance to think about it.
B: Yes, he is very smart.
vt. (out) 脱口而出
A: You are very beautiful.
B: Stop, you are making me blush.
A: Are there any bogs in your country?
B: Yes, plenty, particularly in the west, where it is very wet.
A: Would you like to come to the cinema with me tonight?
B: Can we go next week, I’m bogged down at work at the moment.
v. (down) 1.(使)陷入困境; 2.(使)陷入泥沼
A: Family ties are the strongest form of bondage.
B: I don’t agree, I am not very close to my parents.
A: You have worked so hard. We have decided to give you a bonus.
B: Gosh, thanks!
n. 1.奖金，红利; 2.额外给予的东西
A: What type of work does your company do?
B: This booklet contains all the details that you will need.
A: The tickets will be on sale at the booth on the right.
B: Great, I’ll be there when it opens at 8.
n. 1.(隔开的)小房间,公用电话亭, 岗亭; 2.售货棚,货摊
A: Is there a library in your town?
B: No, I have to travel to the next borough.
A: I like to hold my baby to my bosom.
B: It must be a very comfortable feeling.
n. 1.胸部，乳房； 2.胸怀，内心
A: There was so much food at dinner last night.
B: Yes, what a bounty!
A: Those flower are beautiful, who gave you the bouquet?
B: My mother, they were a birthday gift.
n. 1.花束; 2.(酒的)芳香
A: Where do you live?
B: On the north side of the town, where the bourgeois tend to live.
n. 1.追求物质享受的人; 2.中产阶级分子； 3.资产阶级分子
A: You are not looking very well at the moment.
B: Yeah, I had a nasty bout of food poisoning last week.
n. 1.(疾病等的)侵袭，发作; 2.一次,一阵，一回; 3.拳击(或摔交)比赛
A: Doctor, I have been having some bowel problems lately.
B: Well, sit down and I will see what I can do.
n. 1.肠; 2.[pl.]内部，深处
A: I enjoy bowling and usually play on Sunday afternoon.
B: I’d love to join you next week.
A: The students set up a boycott outside the school gates.
B: Why? What was the problem?
A: I broke my leg and had to wear a brace for two months.
B: That must have been very painful.
vt. 1.使防备，使受锻炼; 2.支住，撑牢; 3.使绷紧
A: That is a beautiful bracelet that you are wearing.
B: Thanks, it was my grandmother’s.
A: Excuse me, sir, but should this sentence be put in brackets?
B: No, they are not necessary.
A: The bookshelves are falling down.
B: That is because you did not bracket them to the wall.
n. 1.括号; 2.(年龄，收入等的)等级段，档次; 3.壁架，托架
vt. 1.把…置于括号内; 2.把…归入同一类
A: Billy is always bragging about his success.
B: Ah, he is still young, be patient with him.
A: Would you like a brandy?
B: No, thanks. It is too early for a drink.
A: What happened to Peter? I see that he broke his arm.
B: Oh, he got into a brawl on the street last night.
A: Why are you home from work? It is early.
B: I could not stand it anymore and was forced to breach my contract.
n. 1.破坏，违反;2.(关系的)破裂，不和; 3. 缺口,裂口
vt. 1.攻破, 在…造成缺口; 2.破坏，违反
A: Sorry I am late, there was a breakdown on the road.
B: Not to worry, the class has not started yet.
n. 1.垮台，破裂；2.(健康，精神等)衰竭，衰弱; 3.(机器等的)损坏，故障; 4分类
A: Finally, a breakthrough in my science experiment.
B: Great, all your hard work has finally paid off.
A: Will you put the tea on to brew please?
B: Sure, in a few minutes.
A: After failing the exam he brewed for four days.
B: And is he feeling better now?
A: Is this a strong brew?
B: No, it is fairly weak.
vt. 1.酿造（啤酒）; 2.冲泡(茶,咖啡等)
vi. 1.(茶,咖啡等)冲泡; 2.酝酿，行将发生
A: I was offered a bribe to give my students better marks in their exams.
B: I hope that you did not accept it.
B: Tell me, why did you break into the bank?
B: I was bribed into it.
A: Where are the letter you were meant to post?
B: Oh, they are in my briefcase, but I left it at the office.
A: What was your childhood dream?
B: To become a member of the fire brigade.
n. 1.旅(陆军编制单位); 2.队,组
A: The brim of your hat is covering your eyes.
B: That is because I don’t want anyone to notice me.
brim over (with) 充满，洋溢
A: I was on the brink of leaving my job, but decided to stay.
B: What changed your mind?
on the brink of 濒临，处于…边缘
A: Slow down, stop walking so fast!
B: A brisk walk will be good for your health.
a. 1.轻快的，生气勃勃的; 2.兴隆的，繁忙活跃的; 3.寒冷而清新的
A: My paintbrush is too old to start the decorating.
B: I have one with better bristles if you want to borrow it.
vi. 1.被激怒，怒发冲冠; 2.毛发(因惊惧等)直立
bristle with 密集，充满，被布满
A: Don’t lean on the glass, it is very brittle.
B: Oops, sorry, it is too late.
a. 1.易碎的，易损坏的；2.脆弱的，靠不住的; 3.冷淡的，不友好的; 4.(声音)尖厉的
A: What place did you come in in the race?
B: Third. I won a bronze.
n. 1.青铜；2.青铜色，古铜色; 3.青铜(艺术)制品，铜牌
A: This is a very complicated question, professor.
B: Brood on it for a while and maybe you will find the solution.
A: Are the hens sitting with their brood?
B: No, they seem to have neglected them.
vi. 1.(on, over, about)沉思，考虑; 2.孵蛋
n. 1.(雏鸡等)一窝; 2.(一个家庭)全体孩子
A: If you walk up the east side of the mountain you will find a small brook where you can fill your bottles with water.
B: Great, I’m really thirsty, but is the water safe to drink?
A: Where were you this afternoon?
B: In the bookshop, just browsing.
vi. 1.随意翻阅，浏览; 2. (牛，羊等)吃草
A: That is a nasty bruise.
B: Yeah, I fell down the stairs last week and hit my head.
A: He bruised me with his nasty comments.
B: Don’t listen to him then.
n. 1.青肿,挫伤; 2.(水果等的)伤痕，擦痕
vt. 1.打青，使受淤伤; 2.挫伤，伤害(感情等)
A: That was a brutal crime.
B: Yeah, there seems to be nothing but bad news these days.
a. 1.野兽般的，残忍的; 2.无情的，冷酷的，难以忍受的
A: How much is the fare?
B: Just two bucks, it is only a short journey.
A: The horse bucked and kicked me in the face.
B: Ouch! Why were you standing behind him?
A: Buck up, it is not the end of the world.
B: Easier said then done.
n. 1.(一)美元，(一)澳元; 2.雄鹿,雄兔
buck up (使)振奋，(使)打起精神
A: I like your new shoes.
B: Thanks, but the buckles are too stiff at the moment.
A: What happed to your bicycle?
B: The wheel buckled when I hit a stone in the middle of the road.
v. 1.用搭扣扣紧； 2.(使)变形，弯曲
buckle down 倾全力,开始认真从事
A: I am looking forward to the spring when the flowers will come into bud.
B: Me too, it has been a long winter.
A: Do you think that the Buddhist way of life is the best?
B: I am not quite sure yet, I still need to think about it.
A: Have you ever seen a buffalo?
B: No, but I would like to.
A: He used his pillow as a buffer against the noise.
B: Why, did he have difficulty sleeping?
A: The mirror needs a polish.
B: But I don’t have anything to buffer it with.
n. 1.起缓冲作用的人(或物); 2.缓冲器,减震器
A: Will there be any food at the party?
B: I heard that the hosts are providing a buffet.
A: There is a bug crawling over foot, watch out.
B: You could have warned me soon, I hate insects in any shape or form.
A: Go away, you are bugging me.
B: Please, I just have one more question.
n. 1.虫子；2.小病,(机器等)故障,缺陷; 3.窃听器
A: I have bulges in all the wrong places.
B: Stop worrying about your weight, I think you are beautiful.
A: Your bag is bulging, what have you got in it?
B: Far too much, it is too heavy.
A: Be careful, there is a bull in that field over there.
B: Oh, I am not afraid of him.
n. 1.公牛，雄兽; 2.买进证券(或商品等)投机图利者, (对股市行情)看涨的人
A: Did you receive the bulletin I sent you?
B: No, but I did not check my post today.
n. 1.(报纸,电台等)简明新闻，最新消息; 2.公告,布告，公报; 3.学报，期刊(尤指某机构的机关刊物)
A: Were you ever bullied in school?
B: Just once, but the teacher found out and put a quick stop to it.
A: I must buy Time this week, there will be a bumper issue.
B: It must be larger on account of the new year.
A: Why do you always wear your hair in a bun?
B: Because I think it is very elegant.
n. 1.圆形的小面包或点心; 2.(女子的)圆发髻
A: As a child I always wanted to sleep on the top bunk.
B: Me too, but so did my brother so we always argued.
A: Hey, will you do a bunk today?
B: No, I am afraid that the teacher will find out.
do a bunk 匆忙逃走
A: Typical bureaucracy, always too many forms to fill in.
B: Be patient, you can not change the whole system straight away.
n. 1.官僚主义,官僚作风; 2.政府机构，官僚
A: A burglar broke into our house last night and stole the TV.
B: My goodness, did the police catch him?
A: John’s sudden death was tragic.
B: I know, I would like to go to the burial to show my respect to his family.
A: Did you spot where the rabbit just went?
B: Yeah, into his burrow by the tree.
vt. 1.挖掘(洞穴); 2钻进
A: He bust into the room and started shouting at me.
B: Well, you should have locked the door.
n. 1.胸像，半身像; 2.胸部,胸围
A: I hate going into the city at the weekend.
B: I agree, too much bustle and people.
n. 1.忙乱，喧扰; 2.裙撑，衬垫
A: Could you please put your cigarette butt into the ashtray rather than on the floor?
B: Sorry, I did not realize it would bother you.
n. 1.笑柄；2.烟蒂；3.枪托; 4.大酒桶,大水桶; 5.臀部
butt in 插嘴，插手，干涉
A: There is a wonderful atmosphere at this party.
B: Yes, there is a great buzz.
A: What is that annoying noise?
B: My alarm clock buzzing. I forgot to switch it off.
vi. 1.发出嗡嗡声; 2.(around, about)忙乱，急行; 3.发出嘈杂的谈话声
n. 1.嗡嗡声; 2.嘈杂的谈话声
A: The local government wants to build a bypass to direct traffic away from our town.
B: That will be bad for business in the town. What do the locals think about it?
n. 1.(绕过市镇的)旁道,迂回道; 2.分流术,旁通管
vt. 1.绕过，绕…走; 2.越过，置…于不顾文章来源于兼职吧：//www.jianzhi8.com/edu/5415.html