English - Vietnamese Dictionary
guess /ges/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự đoán, sự ước chừng
- to make a guess: đoán
- it's anybody's guess: chỉ là sự phỏng đoán của mỗi người
- at a guess; by guess: đoán chừng hú hoạ
- động từ
- đoán, phỏng đoán, ước chừng
- can you guess my weight (how much I weigh, what my weight is)?: anh có đoán được tôi cân nặng bao nhiêu không?
- to guess right (wrong): đoán đúng (sai)
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) nghĩ, chắc rằng
- I guess it's going to rain: tôi chắc rằng trời sắp mưa
+a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
+an estimate based on little or no information
+expect, believe, or suppose
+put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
+judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
+guess correctly; solve by guessing
Advanced English Dictionary
1 conjecture, estimate, hypothesize, speculate, postulate, Slang guestimate or guesstimate:
We guessed that he might try to come in through the window.
2 think, suppose, conclude, assume, believe, dare say, surmise, judge, deem, reckon, imagine, fancy, feel, suspect, divine:
I guess you were right about her.
3 conjecture, estimate, hypothesis, speculation, surmise, assumption, judgement, feeling, suspicion, supposition, postulate, theory; guesswork; Colloq shot in the dark, Slang guestimate or guesstimate:
My guess as to which card would turn up was wrong.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (at sth) to try and give an answer or make a judgement about sth without being sure of all the facts: [V] I don't really know. I'm just guessing. + We can only guess at her reasons for leaving. + He guessed right / wrong. + [V (that)] I'd guess that she's about 30. + [V wh-] Can you guess where I've been? + [VN] Can you guess his age?
2 to find the right answer to a question or the truth without knowing all the facts: [VN] She guessed the answer straight away. + [V wh-] You'll never guess what she told me. + [V (that)] You would never guess (that) she had problems. She's always so cheerful.
See also - SECOND-GUESS
3 (I guess) (informal, especially AmE) to suppose that sth is true or likely: [V (that)] I guess (that) you'll be looking for a new job now. + 'He didn't see me, I guess.' + I guess I'm just lucky.
4 (guess ...!) used to show that you are going to say sth surprising or exciting: [VN] Guess what! He's asked me out! + [V wh-] Guess who I've just seen!
Idioms: keep sb guessing (informal) to not tell sb about your plans or what is going to happen next: It's the kind of book that keeps you guessing right to the end.
~ (about sth)
~ (at sth)
~ (that ...) an attempt to give an answer or an opinion when you cannot be certain if you are right: (BrE) to have / make a guess (at sth) + (AmE) to take a guess + Go on! Have a guess! + The article is based on guesses about what might happen in the future. + They might be here by 3-but that's just a rough guess (= not exact). + My guess is that we won't hear from him again. + At a guess, there were forty people at the party. + If I might hazard a guess, I'd say she was about thirty. + Who do you think I saw yesterday? I'll give you three guesses.
Idioms: anybody's / anyone's guess (informal) something that nobody can be certain about: What will happen next is anybody's guess.
your guess is as good as mine (informal) used to tell sb that you do not know any more about a subject than the person that you are talking to does: 'Who's going to win?' 'Your guess is as good as mine.'
more at EDUCATED
fair, good, reasonable, safe
April is the best guess for first deliveries.
| calculated, educated, informed, inspired, intelligent
As a vet, he could make an educated guess as to what was wrong with his stomach.
| rough, wild
At a rough guess, I'd say we're about twenty miles from home.
‘How did you know?’‘It was just a lucky guess.’
VERB + GUESS
have, hazard, make, take
If you don't know the answer, have a guess. If I might hazard a guess …
| give sb
‘Where's Tom?’ ‘I'll give you three guesses!’ (= the answer is fairly obvious and you should guess it easily)
at a ~
At a guess, I'd say there's a problem with the fuel pump.
| ~ about/as to/at
He made a wild guess as to how much the piano might cost. verb
correctly, right | incorrectly, wrong
Jane had guessed wrong about who was responsible for the fire.
You'll never guess what she told me.
VERB + GUESS
Can you guess his age?
| can only
We can only guess how fast a dinosaur might have run.
| try to | be easy to, not be difficult to, not be hard to
It's not hard to guess where they went.
I was only guessing at her age.
She guessed from his expression that he had not won.
could/might/should have guessed
So it was Rob who broke the window? I might have guessed!
| let me guess
What star sign are you? No, let me guess.
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