English - Vietnamese Dictionary
climax /'klaimæks/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- điểm cao nhất (kịch, truyện)
- (địa lý,địa chất) cao đỉnh
- động từ
- đưa lên đến điểm cao nhất; lên đến điểm cao nhất
+the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
+the decisive moment in a novel or play
+the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
+the most severe stage of a disease
+arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
+end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
Advanced English Dictionary
1 culmination, height, acme, apex, summit, zenith, apogee, peak, high point, maximum, supreme moment:
The war reached its climax at the battle of Arbela.
2 turning-point, crisis, crossroads:
The climax of the play occurs in the third act.
She told her psychiatrist that she had never reached a climax with her husband.
4 culminate, peak, crest, come to a head:
The week's events climaxed with the presentation of the gold medal.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 the most exciting or important event or point in time: to come to / reach a climax + the climax of his political career + The team's 31 victory in the final provided a fitting climax to a great season.
2 the most exciting part of a play, piece of music, etc. that usually happens near the end: The book's powerful climax is the murder of Nancy by her lover Bill Sikes.
3 the highest point of sexual pleasure
+ verb (written)
1 ~ with / in sth to come to or form the best, most exciting, or most important point in sth: [V] The festival will climax on Sunday with a gala concert. + [VN] (especially AmE) The sensational verdict climaxed a six-month trial.
2 [V] to have an ORGASM
1 exciting/important event, point in time, etc.
big, dramatic, exciting, grand, great, powerful, thrilling | fitting
VERB + CLIMAX
come to, reach
The crisis reached its climax in the 1970s.
| approach, near, rise to, build up to, work up to
The story gradually builds up to a powerful climax.
| bring sth to
The affair was brought to a climax when the chairman resigned.
Yesterday marked the climax of the celebrations.
CLIMAX + VERB
The climax came at the end of the second act of the play.
at the ~
The hero dies at the climax of the opera.
| in a/the ~
In a dramatic climax, our team lost the match by one goal.
| ~ to
His promotion was a fitting climax to a worthy career.
2 highest point of sexual pleasure
VERB + CLIMAX
She found it hard to achieve a/reach climax.
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