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  1. action

    • IPA[ˈakSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim;the way in which something such as a chemical has an effect or influence
    • noun: action, plural noun: actions

    • 釋義
    • 片語
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim:

      he vowed to take tougher action against persistent offenders

      if there is a breach of regulations, we will take action

    • 2. the way in which something such as a chemical has an effect or influence:

      the seeds require the catalytic action of water to release hotness

    • 3. the events represented in a story or play:

      the action is set in the country

    • 4. exciting or notable activity:

      people in the media want to be where the action is

      the nonstop action of mountain biking

    • 5. used by a movie director as a command to begin:

      lights, camera, action

    • 6. a thing done; an act:

      she frequently questioned his actions

      I would not be responsible for my actions if I saw him

    • 7. a gesture or movement:

      his actions emphasized his words

    • 8. a manner or style of doing something, typically the way in which a mechanism works or a person moves:

      the weapon has speed and smooth action

      a high paddle action in canoeing

    • 9. the mechanism that makes a machine or instrument work:

      a piano with an escapement action

    • 10. armed conflict:

      servicemen listed as missing in action during the war

    • 11. a military engagement:

      a rearguard action

    • 12. a legal process; a lawsuit:

      an action for damages

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