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  1. couch

    • IPA[kouCH]

    美式

    • n.
      a long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on;a reclining seat with a headrest at one end on which a psychoanalyst's subject or doctor's patient lies while undergoing treatment
    • v.
      express (something) in language of a specified style;lie down
    • verb: couch, 3rd person present: couches, gerund or present participle: couching, past tense: couched, past participle: couched

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on I sat in an armchair and they sat on the couch
    • a reclining seat with a headrest at one end on which a psychoanalyst's subject or doctor's patient lies while undergoing treatment the child was lying on the examination couch

    動詞

    • 1. express (something) in language of a specified style many false claims are couched in scientific jargon
    • 2. literary lie down two creatures couched side by side in the deep grass
    • 3. archaic lower (a spear) to the position for attack To arms! cried Mortimer, and couch'd his quiv'ring lance
    • 4. historical treat (a cataract) by pushing the lens of the eye downward and backward, out of line with the pupil cataracts, when simple, are to be couched there were few problems of double vision in patients who had been couched for cataracts
    • 5. (in embroidery) fix (a thread) to a fabric by stitching it down flat with another thread gold and silver threads couched by hand

    片語