读哈利波特学英语 book1魔法石-chapter2-3

1、He shuffled away.

shuffle拖着脚走;笨拙或尴尬地)把脚动来动去;坐立不安

He shuffled across the room to the window. 他拖着脚走到房间那头的窗户跟前。 

 Jenny shuffled her feet and blushed with shame. 珍妮来回倒换着脚,羞愧得脸红了。 


2、It winked.  

wink眨一只眼,blink眨眼睛

He winked at her and she knew he was thinking the same thing that she was. 他冲她眨了眨眼,她便知道他的想法和她一样。 

I'll be back before you can blink (= very quickly) . 我眨眼工夫就回来。


3、The boa constrictor jabbed its tail at the sign again and Harry

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近义词:prod、poke、jab戳;刺;捅;猛击;stab(用刀等锐器)刺,戳,

She jabbed him in the ribs with her finger. 她用手指捅了捅他的腰。··

He was stabbed to death in a racist attack. 他遭到种族主义者的袭击,被刺


4、Dudley came waddling toward them as fast as he could

waddle(鸭子似地)蹒跚行走,摇摆地行走;toddle(幼儿学步时)摇摇摆摆地走 stagger摇摇晃晃地走

He staggered home, drunk. 他喝醉酒,踉跄着回了家


5、when he strained his memory during long hours in his cupboard, he came up with a strange vision:

strain 使劲;损伤

to strain a muscle 拉伤肌肉

I strained my ears (= listened very hard) to catch what they were saying. 我竖起耳朵去听他们在说些什么。



on a level with和…同一水准

intently 专心地;一心一意地;心无旁骛地

vigorous充满活力的;果断的;精力充沛的

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