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  1. chain

    • IPA[tʃeɪn]

    英式

    • n.
      a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads;a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office
    • v.
      fasten or secure with a chain;confine with a chain
    • noun: chain, plural noun: chains

    • 釋義
    • 片語
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads:

      he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across

      the drug dealer is being kept in chains

    • 2. a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office:

      a tall man with a heavy gold chain round his neck

    • 3. a restrictive force or factor:

      workers secured by the chains of the labour market

    • 4. a sequence of items of the same type forming a line:

      he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water

    • 5. a series of connected elements:

      the action would initiate a chain of events

    • 6. a connected series of mountains:

      a mountain chain

    • 7. a group of hotels, restaurants, or shops owned by the same company:

      the agency is part of a nationwide chain

      a chain restaurant

    • 8. a situation in which the sale of a house or flat is dependent on the prospective buyer selling their own or the seller buying another first:

      our offer was accepted this morning and there's no chain

    • 9. a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a linear sequence.
    • 10. a figure in a quadrille or similar dance, in which dancers meet and pass each other in a continuous sequence.
    • 11. a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.
    • 12. a measure of length equivalent to a chain (66 ft).
    • 13. a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. fasten or secure with a chain:

      she chained her bicycle to the railings

    • 2. confine with a chain:

      he had been chained up

      as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk

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