• 基礎釋義
  • 例句
  • 柯林斯詞典釋義
  • 英英詞典釋義
例句
柯林斯高階英漢雙解學習詞典釋義
  • Better is the comparative of good .
  • Better is the comparative of well .
  • ADV-COMPAR
    更;更大程度上
    If you like one thing better than another, you like it more.
    例句
    I like your interpretation better than the one I was taught... 你的解釋比我以前學過的更讓我喜歡。 I'd like nothing better than to join you girls... 我最喜歡和你們女孩子在一起了。
  • ADJ-GRADED
    (病情、傷勢)好轉的,減輕的
    If you are better after an illness or injury, you have recovered from it. If you feel better, you no longer feel so ill.
    例句
    He is much better now, he's fine... 他現在好多了,身體狀況不錯。 The doctors were saying there wasn't much hope of me getting better. 醫生們說我好轉的希望不大。
  • PHR-MODAL
    (用于建議、警告、威脅、發表意見等)最好
    You use had better or 'd better when you are advising, warning, or threatening someone, or expressing an opinion about what should happen.
    例句
    It's half past two. I think we had better go home... 現在兩點半了。我想我們最好還是回家吧。 You'd better run if you're going to get your ticket... 想買到票的話,你最好跑幾步。
  • PRON
    更大成就;更好行為;更好待遇
    If you say that you expect or deserve better, you mean that you expect or deserve a higher standard of achievement, behaviour, or treatment from people than they have shown you.
    例句
    We expect better of you in the future... 我們希望將來你有更大的成就。 Our long-suffering mining communities deserve better than this. 我們長期受苦受難的采礦群體應該得到比這更好的待遇。
  • N-PLURAL
    上司;上級
    Your betters are people who have a higher status or rank than you do.
    例句
    Sit down and be quiet in front of your elders and betters. 在長輩和上級面前要老老實實地坐著。
  • VERB
    超越;勝過;超出
    If someone betters a high achievement or standard, they achieve something higher.
    例句
    He recorded a time of 4 minutes 23, bettering the old record of 4-24... 他用時4分23秒,刷新了4分24秒的原紀錄。 As an account of adolescence it could hardly be bettered. 作為描寫青春期的書,它已幾臻完美。
  • VERB
    提高;改善
    If you better your situation, you improve your social status or the quality of your life. If you better yourself, you improve your social status.
    例句
    He had dedicated his life to bettering the lot of the oppressed people of South Africa... 他畢生致力于改變南非受壓迫人民的命運。 Our parents chose to come here with the hope of bettering themselves. 我們的父母選擇來到這里,希望能夠改善自己的生活。
  • (用于構成以 good 和 well 開頭的復合形容詞的比較級,如 well-off 的比較級為 better-off)
    Better is used to form the comparative of compound adjectives beginning with 'good' and 'well.' For example, the comparative of 'well-off' is 'better-off.'
  • PHRASE
    (用于建議)最好,更好
    You can say that someone is better doing one thing than another, or it is better doing one thing than another, to advise someone about what they should do.
    例句
    You are better eating just a small snack than hurrying a main meal... 你最好簡單吃點快餐,不要著急著慌地吃正餐。 Wouldn't it be better putting a time-limit on the task?... 是不是給這項任務規定一個時限比較好?
  • PHRASE
    好轉;變好
    If something changes for the better, it improves.
    例句
    Dreams of changing the world for the better. 讓世界變得更美好的夢想
  • PHRASE
    (嫉妒、好奇心、憤怒等感情)使不能自制
    If a feeling such as jealousy, curiosity, or anger gets the better of you, it becomes too strong for you to hide or control.
    例句
    She didn't allow her emotions to get the better of her. 她沒有感情用事。
  • PHRASE
    (在比賽、打斗或爭論中)戰勝,打敗
    If you get the better of someone, you defeat them in a contest, fight, or argument.
    例句
    He is used to tough defenders, and he usually gets the better of them. 他習慣了彪悍的后衛,通常都能戰而勝之。
  • PHRASE
    (因閱歷豐富)不至于…
    If someone knows better than to do something, they are old enough or experienced enough to know it is the wrong thing to do.
    例句
    She knew better than to argue with Adeline... 她不至于和阿德琳發生爭執。 It's bad enough to have anyone joke about such a serious matter but a member of the police force should know better. 拿這么嚴肅的事情開玩笑已經夠糟的了,身為一名警察更不應該這樣做。
  • PHRASE
    比…更了解(或更淵博、更有經驗)
    If you know better than someone, you have more information, knowledge, or experience than them.
    例句
    He thought he knew better than I did, though he was much less experienced... 雖然他經驗遠沒有我豐富,但他認為他比我懂行。 My sister still claims she cheated on us at cards, but I know better. 我妹妹仍然說她和我們玩牌的時候搗了鬼,其實我心知肚明。
  • PHRASE
    (用于建議)不如,最好
    If you say that someone would be better off doing something, you are advising them to do it or expressing the opinion that it would benefit them to do it.
    例句
    If you've got bags you're better off taking a taxi... 你要是大包小包的,不如打的算了。 Their stance seems to be that a baby or child is better off in its country of birth. 他們似乎認為嬰兒或者小孩還是呆在自己出生的國家為好。
  • PHRASE
    勝過;超過
    If you go one better, you do something better than it has been done before or obtain something better than someone else has.
    例句
    Now General Electric have gone one better than nature and made a diamond purer than the best quality natural diamonds. 現在通用電氣公司已經制造出了巧奪天工的鉆石,其純度比最好的天然鉆石還要高。
  • CONVENTION
    (表示贊成、表揚或鼓勵)很好,這就對了
    You say 'That's better' in order to express your approval of what someone has said or done, or to praise or encourage them.
    例句
    'I came to ask your advice — no, to ask for your help.' — 'That's better. And how can I help you?' “我來征求你們的意見——不對,請求你們幫助。”——“這還差不多。我們怎么幫助你?”
  • PHRASE
    這樣更好;那更好
    You can say 'so much the better' or 'all the better' to indicate that it is desirable that a particular thing is used, done, or available.
    例句
    Use strong white flour, and if you can get hold of durum wheat flour, then so much the better... 使用高筋白面粉,如果你能弄到硬粒小麥面粉,那就更好了。 If there's good skiing, breathtaking scenery and you don't need to catch a plane, all the better! 如果有好的滑雪場、令人嘆為觀止的美景,又不用趕飛機,那就再好不過了。
  • PHRASE
    越…越好
    You can use expressions like 'The bigger the better' or 'The sooner the better' to say that you would prefer it if something is big or happens soon.
    例句
    The Irish love a party, the bigger the better... 愛爾蘭人喜歡聚會,規模越大越好。 The fewer things in the room the better. 房間里的東西越少越好。
  • PHRASE
    為了更好地…;以便更有效地…
    If you do something the better to do something else, you do the first thing in order to be able to do the second thing more effectively.
    例句
    She came on every ride herself, the better to instruct her eager pupils. 每一個騎乘項目她都要親自試一試,以便更好地指導她那些躍躍欲試的小學生。
  • PHRASE
    重新考慮后決定不做
    If you intend to do something and then think better of it, you decide not to do it because you realize it would not be sensible.
    例句
    Alberg opened his mouth, as if to protest. But he thought better of it. 阿爾伯格張了張嘴,似乎想要申辯,但想想又放棄了。
  • PHRASE
    不論好壞;不管結果怎樣
    If you say that something has happened or been done for better or worse, you mean that you are not sure whether the consequences will be good or bad, but they will have to be accepted because the action cannot be changed.
    例句
    I married you for better or worse, knowing all about these problems. 這些問題我都知道,不管怎樣我還是嫁給了你。
英英詞典釋義
  • Adjective
    1. changing for the better
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