- vi. 振动；颤动；摇摆；踌躇
- vt. 使振动；使颤动
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- vibrate:  Vibrate comes from Latin vibrāre ‘move quickly to and fro, shake’. This went back ultimately to a prehistoric Indo-European base *wib-, *weib- ‘move quickly to and fro’, which also produced English weave ‘move to and fro’ (as in ‘weave through the traffic’), whip, and wipe.
=> weave, whip, wipe
- vibrate (v.)
- 1610s (intransitive) "move to and fro;" 1660s, "swing to and fro;" from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "set in tremulous motion, move quickly to and fro, quiver, tremble, shake," from PIE *wib-ro-, from root *weip- "to turn, vacillate, tremble ecstatically, move quickly to and fro" (cognates: Lithuanian wyburiu "to wag" (the tail), Danish vippe, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old English wipan "to wipe"). Transitive sense "cause to vibrate" is from c. 1700. Related: Vibrated; vibrating.
- 1. The rough road made the car vibrate.
- 2. "Opium" is a provocative, sensual, and voluptuous fragrance which makes all your senses vibrate.
- 3. It's important to tighten up the wheels properly, otherwise they vibrate loose and fall off.
- 4. The ear has a set of filaments to vibrate in resonance with incoming sound-waves.
- 5. The ground shook and the cliffs seemed to vibrate.
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