smooth

smooth smooth adj. (smooth∙er, smooth∙est) ›› FLAT / EVEN 平整;平滑 1. completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes or rough areas • 平整的;平坦的;平滑的;光滑的:
»a lotion to make your skin feel soft and smooth
能使皮肤柔软光滑的护肤液
»The water was as smooth as glass.
水平如镜。
»a paint that gives a smooth, silky finish
使表面如丝般光滑的油漆
»Over the years, the stone steps had worn smooth.
日久天长,石阶已经磨得光溜溜的。
【OPP】 rough ›› WITHOUT LUMPS 无结块 2. (of a liquid mixture 液体混合物) without any lumps • 无结块的;混合均匀的:
»Mix the flour with the milk to form a smooth paste.
把麪粉和牛奶和成均匀的麪糊。
›› WITHOUT PROBLEMS 顺利 3. happening or continuing without any problems • 顺利的;平稳的:
»They are introducing new measures to ensure the smooth running of the business.
他们正采取新措施,以确保公司平稳运转。
»They could not ensure a smooth transfer of political power.
他们无法保证政权的顺利交接。
›› MOVEMENT 运动 4. even and regular, without sudden stops and starts • 平稳的;连续而流畅的:
»The carˈs improved suspension gives you a smoother ride.
汽车悬架经过改进,乘坐起来更平稳。
»The plane made a smooth landing.
飞机平稳降落。
»She swung herself over the gate in six smooth movement.
她从门上一跃而过。
›› MAN 人 5. (often disapproving) (of people, especially men, and their behaviour 人(尤指男人)及行为) very polite and pleasant, but in a way that is often not very sincere • 圆通的;八面玲珑的 【SYN】 smarmy :
»I donˈt like him. Heˈs far too smooth for me.
我不喜欢他。他太圆滑。
»Heˈs something of a smooth operator.
可以说,他是一个八面玲珑的滑头。
›› DRINK / TASTE 饮料;味道 6. pleasant and not bitter • 醇和的;香醇的:
»This coffee has a smooth, rich taste.
这种咖啡味道醇厚。
›› VOICE / MUSIC 嗓音;音乐 7. nice to hear, and without any rough or unpleasant sounds • 悦耳的;圆润的 smooth∙ness noun :
»the smoothness of her skin
她的皮肤细腻光滑
»They admired the smoothness and efficiency with which the business was run.
他们钦佩这家公司协调高效的管理方式。
【IDIOMS】 —more at [u]rough
n. verb 1. smooth sth (back / down / out) to make sth smooth • 使平整;使平坦;使平滑;使光滑: ▪ [VN]
»He smoothed his hair back.
他朝后捋了捋头发。
»She was smoothing out the creases in her skirt.
她正设法弄平裙子上的皱褶。
▪ [VN-ADJ]
»He took the letter and smoothed it flat on the table.
他接过信,在桌上展平。
2. smooth sth on / into / over sth to put a layer of a soft substance over a surface • (将软物质)均匀涂抹于:
»Smooth the icing over the top of the cake.
在蛋糕顶上均匀地铺一层糖霜。
smooth the ˈpath / ˈway • to make it easier for sb / sth to develop or make progress • 铺平道路:
»These negotiations are intended to smooth the path to a peace treaty.
这些谈判目的在于为签订和平条约铺平道路。
smooth (sbˈs) ruffled ˈfeathers • to make sb feel less angry or offended • 使息怒;劝解 【PHR V】 ˌsmooth sth∽aˈway / ˈout • to make problems or difficulties disappear • 消除(问题);克服(困难) ˌsmooth sth∽ˈover • to make problems or difficulties seem less important or serious, especially by talking to people • 缓和;调解;斡旋:
»She spoke to both sides in the dispute in an attempt to smooth things over.
她和争执双方谈话,试图进行调解。
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adj. 平滑的, 平坦的, 平穩的, 無毛的, 流暢的, 圓滑的, 安祥的
vt. 使光滑, 燙平, 使優雅, 消除
vi. 變平滑, 變平靜
n. 一塊平地, 平滑部份

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