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  1. couch

    • IPA[kaʊtʃ]

    英式

    • 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;lay down
    • verb: couch, 3rd person present: couches, gerund or present participle: couching, past tense: couched, past participle: couched

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    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 the assurances were couched in general terms
    • 2. literary lay down two fair creatures, couched side by side in deepest 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 downwards and backwards, 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
    • v.
      stay temporarily in a series of other people's homes, typically making use of improvised ... many people were left homeless last year and have been couch surfing ever since with parents or friends

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • v.
      stay temporarily in a series of other people's homes, typically making use of improvised ... many people were left homeless last year and have been couch-surfing ever since with parents or friends

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      used in reference to the supposed practice whereby actresses are awarded parts in films or ... she was no stranger to the casting couch

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a sofa bed.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a person who takes little or no exercise and watches a lot of television: it is no good you being a couch potato and having a Dobermann

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      used in reference to the supposed practice whereby actors or actresses are awarded parts in ... she was no stranger to the casting couch

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[kouCH]

    美式

    • n.
      a long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on: I sat in an armchair and they sat on the couch
    • v.
      express (something) in language of a specified style: many false claims are couched in scientific jargon

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[kaʊtʃ]

    英式

    • n.
      a coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be a serious weed in gardens.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[ˈko͞oCH ˌɡras]

    美式

    • n.
      a coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be troublesome in lawns and gardens.

    Oxford American Dictionary