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BNC: 318 COCA: 360


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low1 /ləʊ $ loʊ/ ●●● S1 W1 adjectiveadj (comparativecomp lower, superlativesupl lowest)   lo
1 small amount/level/value 少量/低水平/低价值
a) LITTLE/NOT MUCHsmall, or smaller than usual, in amount, level, or value 〔数量、水平或价值〕少的,低的 OPP high
low income/pay/wages
 families existing on very low incomes
 In May, the price of cocoa fell to its lowest level since 1975–76.
 Morale has been low since the latest round of job cuts.
 In this sort of investment, the risks are fairly low.
 low temperatures
 the need for low-cost housing
 a low-security prison
b) low in somethingLITTLE/NOT MUCH having less than the usual amount of a substance or chemical 某物含量低的 OPP high
 food that is low in calories
low-fat/low-salt etc
 low-alcohol beer
c) in the low 20s/30s etcHMNLITTLE/NOT MUCH if a number, temperature, or level is in the low 20s, 30s etc, it is between 21 and 23,31 and 33 etc 〔数字、温度或水平〕在20多一点/50多一点等
 Tonight, temperatures in most areas will be in the low 50s.
see thesaurus at cheap, small
2 height 高度
a) LOWhaving a top that is not far above the ground 矮的 OPP high
 a low wall
 a long low building
b) LOWat a point that is not far above the ground or near the bottom of something 低的,下面的 OPP high
 low clouds
 The sun was low in the sky now.
 Store raw meat on the lowest shelf.
c) LOWbelow the usual height 低于一般高度的 OPP high
 a low bridge
 a low ceiling
 The river is very low today.
3 standards/quality 标准/质量GOOD ENOUGH bad, or below an acceptable or usual level or quality 低水平的;标准低的 SYN poor OPP high
 Their safety standards seem to be pretty low.
 Cost-cutting has led to a lower quality of service.
 the children’s low achievement in school
4 supply 供应LITTLE/NOT MUCH if you are low on something, or if your supply of something is low, there is not much of it left 短缺的,将耗尽的
5 voice/sound 嗓音/声音
6 light 光线CCBRIGHT a light that is low is not bright 暗淡的 SYN dim
7. heat 热度TMT if you cook something over a low heat or in a low oven, you cook it using only a small amount of heat 〔烹调时〕低温的,低热度的 OPP high
8. battery 电池TPE a battery that is low does not have much power left in it 电力不足的
9. clothes 衣服DCC a low dress, blouse etc does not cover your neck and the top of your chest 〔连衣裙、衬衫等〕领口低的,低胸的 low-cut
10 unhappy 不高兴的 [not before noun]SAD/UNHAPPY unhappy and without much hope for the future 不高兴的,情绪低落的 SYN depressed
lowness noun [uncountableU]
be at a low ebb at ebb1(2)
voices/sounds that are not high
low a low voice or sound is not high on the scale of musical sounds
I can’t sing the low notes.
He’s got quite a low singing voice.
Boys’ voices usually become much lower as they get older.
deep a deep voice or sound is low, strong, and pleasant
He has a lovely deep voice.
The engine has a wonderfully deep sound to it, like it’s ready to race.
husky a husky voice is deep, quiet, and rough-sounding, especially in a way that is attractive
Monroe sang 'Happy Birthday, Mr President’ in a slow husky voice.
His voice dropped to a husky whisper.
gravelly a gravelly voice is very low and rough sounding
The singer is famous for his gravelly voice.
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low2 ●●● W1 adverbadv (comparativecomp lower, superlativesupl lowest)  
1 LOWin or to a low position or level 低;低水平地
2 LOWnear the ground or the bottom of something 高出地面不多地,不高地
3 LOW SOUND OR VOICEif you play or sing musical notes low, you play or sing them with deep notes 〔弹奏或唱歌时〕用低音调;低沉地
4. be brought low old-fashionedHARM/BE BAD FOR to become much less rich or important 变得远不如原来富有[重要]
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search/look high and low at high2(6), → lay somebody low at lay2(20), → lie low at lie1(7)
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low3 ●○○ noun [countableC]  
1 PEBa low price, level, or value 低价;低水平;低价值 OPP high
2 SERIOUS SITUATIONa very difficult time in someone’s personal or working life 〔某人生活或职业生涯中的〕低潮,低谷
4 the lowest of the low 
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low4 verb [intransitiveI] literary  
TACif cattle low, they make a deep sound 〔牛〕哞哞叫
From Longman Business Dictionary
lowlow1 /ləʊloʊ/ adjectiveadj
1small, or smaller than usual, in amount, level, or degree
City analysts have said the takeover offer is too low.
It is vital to keep your overhead costs as low as possible.
people on low incomes
a mortgage at a low rate of interest
a low-risk venture
a policy of low inflation
2below an acceptable standard or quality
Safety standards in the industry are much too low.
Cost-cutting has led to a lower quality of service.
3a supply of something that is low is nearly finished
Stocks are getting low.
lowlow2 noun [countableC usually singular]
a low price or level
Its shares fell to a low of 550p.
Inflation is heading for an all-time low.
historic low
Origin low1
(1100-1200) Old Norse lagr
Old English hlowan
BNC: 318 COCA: 360


ADJECTIVE | VERB + LOW | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEall-time, new, record有史以來最低;新低;創紀錄的新低點The pound has hit a new low against the dollar.英鎊對美元的匯率已跌至新低。VERB + LOWfall to, hit, reach, sink to降到低點PREPOSITIONat a low處於低水平Morale is at an all-time low.士氣空前低落。PHRASEShighs and lows起起落落He had experienced all the highs and lows of an actor's life.演員人生中的那些起起落落他全經歷過了。


1not far above the groundVERBS | ADVERB VERBSbe, look, seem矮;看上去矮;好像矮The windows look very low to me.這些窗子在我看來很矮。ADVERBextremely, fairly, very, etc.極其/相當/非常低矮The river was extremely low for winter.這條河冬天的水位極低。a little, slightly, etc.有點兒/稍有些矮


2small in degree/amount程度低;數量少VERBS | ADVERB | PREPOSITION VERBSbe, look, seem少;看上去少;好像少become, get, run變少Our stocks of food were getting low.我們的食物貯備越來越少。Supplies ran low.供應短缺。remain, stay依然低水平keep sth使⋯保持低水平The government wants to keep taxes low.政府希望保持低稅率。ADVERBextremely, fairly, very, etc.極其/相當/非常低下The failure rate is extremely low.失敗率極低。comparatively, moderately, reasonably, relatively比較/適度/合情理地/相對低下a little, slightly, etc.有點兒/稍有些低下dangerously低得危險His blood pressure was dangerously low.他的血壓低得危險。abnormally, unusually低得不正常;異常低artificially人為造成的低下naturally自然低ridiculously低得令人難以置信historically從歷史上看低historically low marriage statistics歷史上較低的婚姻統計數據PREPOSITIONin在⋯方面少This dish is very low in fat.這道菜脂肪含量很低。
BNC: 318 COCA: 360
low adj.
deep2 (low notes/voices) poor2 (low quality/standards) scarce (supplies run low) lie low hide2

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