left on ... own• I did not want to be left on my own.• Ipswich could have fallen furtherbehind after 54 minutes when Wilkinson sent Hendrie tearing through on the left on his own.• The hope, of course, was always that one would be left on one's own.• When he died of woundssuffered in the CivilWar, she was left on her own.• Shouldn't have been left on his own, but that's Rose Hilaire for you.• Starch had not been left on his own right away.• But we can't find him and are left on our own to experiment.• I was left on my own, with no help from anyone.
4for your own good/safety/benefit etcif you do something for someone’s own good etc, you do it to help them even though they might not like it or want it 为你自己的好处/安全/利益等
I’m only telling you this for your own good.
He was kept away from the other prisoners for his own safety.
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for your own good/safety/benefit etc• He will work for your financialindependence and will never take advantage or misuse your money for his own good.• IntelligentBuildings Too smartfor their own good?• It looked as if the transports were advancing too fast for their own safety.• Lewin and Nnah were also led away for their own safety.• Of course they kept a sharplookout in such congested waters for their own safety.• Often one step too many for his own good.• We got too famousfor our own good.• You might be just a wee bit too cleverfor your own good now.
5too nice/clever etc for your own goodused to say that someone has too much of a good quality so that it may be a disadvantage 过分好/聪明等对你没好处
Stephen can be too generous for his own good.
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too nice/clever etc for your own good• According to her, he was too clever for his own good.• That Tom was too nice for his own good.• They were both too nice for their own good.• You might be just a weebittoo clever for your own good now.
6get your own back (on somebody)informalREVENGE to do something bad to someone who has harmed you, as a way of punishing them(对某人)报复，(向某人)复仇 → revenge
She wanted to get her own back on Liz for ruining her party.
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get your own back (on somebody)• But you can get your own back.• I've gotta get my own back.• Tupac stoked the feud, claiming to have slept with Biggie Smalls's wife, Smalls threatened to get his own back.• Was that a way of getting his own back?• Women get their own back by borrowing their man's razor.• I hope you haven't gone and done anything silly to it just to get your own back for me going away.• By launching the new forum Mr Heseltine is getting his own back on the now weakened Mr Lamont.• The only way Scott could get his own back was by replacing my voice during the post-production.
be your own man/woman• The latest reshuffle, immediately following victory, was supposed to confirm, once and for all, that Major was his own man.• You can be your own man.• Stan was intellectual, confident and above all, his own man.• At the same time, both here and in Hawksmoor, Ackroyd, too, is his own man.• But Erlich was his own man.• He turned out to be his own man, and a leader.• He was his own man, after all.• Major's first chance to show that he is his own man has been squandered on favours.• Mobile I was my own man and played the way I believed because we lackedtalent in certain areas.• She didn't want to quarrel with him, but made it plain that she was her own woman now, with her own life to lead.• Sheilais very much her own woman. She'll listen to everyone and then make up her mind for herself.
8make something your ownto change or deal with something in a way that makes it seem to belong to you 使某物变得像自己的
Great singers can take an old song and make it their own.
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make something your own• Brucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.• Wonder if this might be right moment to make arrangements for my own.• At this last, Seton left them, to make for his owncastlenear Cockenzie, with his terriblenews.• The shape it made created its own following silence, and they sat, both in the ease of it.• The exquisitecreation they had made of their own lives blinded them to the aspirations of less fortunate men and women.• Over the years he continued to make something distinctively his own of the solo that he thought of as a poem.• Some researchers have been able to make use of their ownskills to gainaccess to a group.• Her sinceritymade me doubt my ownversion of events.
own fault• Anyway, I was brought up to believe that whatever happens to people is their own fault.• But he knew that people thought otherwise, and that their falseimpression was his own fault.• He had misjudged the situation, and if he had added to his problems, it was his own fault.• The impression we got was that they thought it was pretty much his own fault.• These were groups in need of institutional care and whose need could not always be attributed to their own fault.• My customer did not like his loss, but it was just as much his own fault as mine.• And I know he's nasty to Auntie Lou sometimes but it's her own fault because she lets him be.• You could not mistake the absoluteassumption that this mess was not only their own fault but something to be ashamed of.
own2 ●●●S2W2 verb [transitiveT]
1OWNto have something which belongs to you, especially because you have bought it, been given it etc and it is legally yours 〔尤指通过购买、接受赠与等而合法地〕拥有〔某物〕 → possess
The building is owned by the local council.
You need to get permission from the farmer who owns the land.
Many more people now own their own homes.
the cost of owning a car
publicly/privately ownedBritish EnglishBrE (=belonging to the government or a private organization) 公有的/私有的
a privately owned company
2as if/as though/like you own the placeinformalCONFIDENT to behave in a way that is too confident and upsets other people 就像是这里的主人似的〔指表现过于大模大样而令他人不快〕
She acts like she owns the place!
They walked in as if they owned the place.
3old-fashionedTRUE to admit that something is true 承认
I own that I judged her harshly at first.
I must own to a feeling of anxiety.
n4informal to defeat someone very easily or by a large amount
Our team totally owned them!
5own upphrasal verbphr vADMITto admit that you have done something wrong, especially something that is not serious 承认〔犯错误，尤指小错〕
Come on, own up. Who broke it?
own up to (doing) something
No one owned up to breaking the window.
He was too frightened to own up to his mistake.
He still wouldn’t own up to the fact that he’d lied.
own pron. ⇨on your own⇨aloneadj.adv.own verb ⇨have1own
own ♦︎ personal ♦︎ individual ♦︎ private ♦︎ subjective ♦︎ exclusiveThese words are all used to talk about sth that belongs to or is connected with one particular person.这些词均表示自己的、本人的、个人的。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆sb's own / personal / individual / private / subjective experience◆sb's own / personal / private / subjective opinion◆sb's own / personal / private / exclusive property◆sb's own / personal / individual needs / requirements / objectives / freedom■ownbelonging to or connected with a particular person; done or produced by and for yourself自己的；本人的；自己做的；为自己的◆It was her own idea. 那是她自己的主意。◆I saw it with my own eyes(= I didn't hear about it from sb else). 我亲眼看见的。◆Our children are grown up and have children of their own. 我们的子女都已长大成人，有了自己的孩子。◆For reasons of his own(= special reasons that perhaps only he knew about) he refused to join the club. 出于个人的原因，他谢绝加入俱乐部。◆The accident happened through no fault of her own. 这一事故的发生不是她本人的过错。◆He wants to come into the business on his own terms. 他想依自己开出的条件加入这家公司。◆I need a room of my own. 我需要有一个自己的房间。◆I have my very own room at last. 我终于有了自己的房间。◆She makes all her own clothes. 她的衣服都是自己做的。ⓘ Own cannot be used after an article. * own不能用在冠词之后◆I need my own room. 我需要有自己的房间。◆I need an own room.◆It's good to have your own room. 有自己的房间真好。◆It's good to have a room of the own.■personal [only before noun] your own; not belonging to or connected with anyone else个人的；私人的◆They packed up their personal belongings and left. 他们收拾好自己的个人物品离开了。◆The receptionist asked for my personal details(= my name, age, etc.). 接待员询问了我的个人资料。◆Of course, this is just a personal opinion. 当然了，这只是个人意见。◆The novel is written from personal experience. 这部小说是根据个人亲身经历写成的。◆All hire cars are for personal use(= not business use) only. 所有租赁车辆仅供个人使用。◆Use stencils to add a few personal touches to walls and furniture. 用模板给墙壁和家具增添些个人风格。◆He has run a personal best of just under four minutes. 他跑出了刚好低于四分钟的个人最好成绩。▸personally
◆Personally, I prefer the second option. 就我个人而言，我倾向第二种选择。■individual [only before noun] connected with one person; designed for one person一个人的；供一人用的◆Respect for individual freedom is a cornerstone of our culture. 对个人自由的尊重是我们文化的基石。◆Try to measure in individual portions how much people will eat. 根据每个人的食量，尽量估算出大伙儿要吃多少。OPPcommunal ⇨ common see also individual ⇨ particularadj., individual ⇨ personnoun▸individually
◆The manager spoke to them all individually. 经理和他们每个人逐一谈话。■private [usually before noun] belonging to or for the use of a particular person or group; not for public use私有的；私用的；自用的◆The sign said, 'Private property. Keep out.' 标牌上写着：“私人宅地，禁止入内。”◆Those are my father's private papers. 那些都是我父亲的私人文件。◆The hotel has 110 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. 这家旅馆有110间客房，各有独立卫生间。OPPpublic ⇨ common see also privacy ⇨ privacyNOTE辨析 Personal or private?Personal things, details, etc. actually belong to a particular individual person and not any other individual person. Private things belong to a particular person or group, or are for them to use; they are not for people in general. Personal property usually consists of small items that belong to a particular person; private property is land that belongs to a particular person or group of people. * personal描述物品、资料等时指这些东西实际上归特定的某个人而非任何其他个人所有。private描述物品时指此物归特定的个人或集体所有，或归他们私用，而非公用。personal property通常指归特定的个人所有的小物件，private property指归特定的个人或群体所有的地产。■subjective (sometimesdisapproving) based on your own ideas and opinions rather than facts and therefore sometimes unfair主观的；带个人偏见的◆a highly subjective point of view 非常主观的看法◆Everyone's opinion is bound to be subjective. 每个人的意见都必定是主观的。OPPobjective ⇨ objective▸subjectively
◆People who are less subjectively involved are better judges. 主观因素介入愈少，愈能作出恰当的判断。■exclusive ɪkˈskluːsɪv only to be used by one particular person or group; only given to one particular person or group（个人或集体）专用的，专有的，独占的◆The hotel has exclusive access to the beach. 这家旅馆有通向海滩的专用通道。◆exclusive rights to televise the World Cup 世界杯赛的独家电视播放权◆His mother has told 'The Times' about his death in an exclusive interview(= not given to any other newspaper). 他的母亲在接受《泰晤士报》的独家采访时谈到了他的死。