CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. lift[美]电梯，lift 在英国是把一个人拔上去的感觉; go in up 上楼; go in down 下楼.
e-, 向外。-lev, 举起，轻，词源同light , lever.
- elevator (n.)
- 1640s, originally of muscles which raise a part of the body, from Latin elevator "one who raises up," agent noun from past participle stem of elevare (see elevate). As a name for a mechanical lift (originally for grain) attested from 1787. Elevator music is attested by 1963. Elevator as a lift for shoes is from 1940.
- 1. The elevator creaked to a halt at the ground floor.
- 2. An elevator mechanic can work the machinery directly by turning this lever.
- 3. Kelly eased off his pace as they reached the elevator.
- 4. It's on the fifth floor, so we'd better take the elevator.
- 5. The rope broke, and the elevator plunged down to the ground.
- 缆绳断了, 电梯猛然掉到地面上.
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