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low /lou/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- số thấp nhất (ô tô)
- to put a car in low: gài số một
- (thể dục,thể thao) tỷ số thấp nhất
- tính từ
- thấp, bé, lùn
- a man of low stature: người thấp bé
- thấp, cạn
- at low water: lúc triều xuống
- thấp bé, nhỏ
- a low voice: tiếng nói khẽ
- thấp, hạ, kém, chậm
- to dell at low price: bán giá hạ
- to get low wages: được lương thấp
- low temperature: độ nhiệt thấp
- low speed: tốc độ chậm
- to have a low opinion of somebody: không trọng ai
- thấp hèn, ở bậc dưới; tầm thường, ti tiện, hèm mọn
- all sorts of people, high and low: tất cả mọi hạng người từ kẻ sang cho đến người hèn
- a low fellow: một kẻ đê hèn
- yếu, suy nhược, kém ăn, không bổ
- to be in a low state of health: trong tình trạng sức khoẻ t) có công suất nhỏ (máy)
lows|lowed|lowing|lower|lowestləʊAdvanced English Dictionary
+an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
+British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
+a low level or position or degree
+the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
+make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
+less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
+literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension
+very low in volume
+unrefined in character
+used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
+of the most contemptible kind
+low or inferior in station or quality
+no longer sufficient
+subdued or brought low in condition or status
+low in spirits
+being the gear producing the lowest drive speed
+in a low position; near the ground
adjective, adverb, noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (lower, lowest)
not high / tall
1 not high or tall; not far above the ground: a low wall / building / table + a low range of hills + low clouds + flying at low altitude + The sun was low in the sky.
2 at or near the bottom of sth: low back pain + the lower slopes of the mountain + temperatures in the low 20s (= no higher than 2123?)
3 not high at the neck: a dress with a low neckline
See also - LOW-CUT
level / value
4 (often in compounds) below the usual or average amount, level or value: low prices / wages + low-income families + the lowest temperature ever recorded + a low level of unemployment + Yogurt is usually very low in fat. + low-fat yogurt
5 having a reduced amount or not enough of sth: The reservoir was low after the long drought. + Our supplies are running low (= we only have a little left). + They were low on fuel.
6 not high; not loud: The cello is lower than the violin. + They were speaking in low voices.
7 below the usual or expected standard: students with low marks / grades in their exams + a low standard of living
8 below other people or things in importance or status: low forms of life (= creatures with a very simple structure) + jobs with low status + Training was given a very low priority. + the lower classes of society
9 weak or depressed; with very little energy: I'm feeling really low. + They were in low spirits.
10 [usually before noun] not very good
She has a very low opinion of her own abilities.
11 (of a person) not honest: He mixes with some pretty low types. + low cunning
12 not bright
The lights were low and romance was in the air.
13 if a vehicle is in low gear, it travels at a slower speed in relation to the speed of the engine
Idioms: at a low ebb a poor state; worse than usual: Morale among teachers is at a low ebb.
be brought low (old-fashioned) to lose your wealth or your high position in society
lay sb low if sb is laid low by/with an injury or illness, they feel very weak and are unable to do much
the lowest of the low people who are not respected at all because they are dishonest, immoral or not at all important
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+ adverb (lower, lowest)
1 in or into a low position, not far above the ground: to crouch / bend low + a plane flying low over the town + low-flying aircraft + The sun sank lower towards the horizon.
2 in or into a position near the bottom of sth: a window set low in the wall + The candles were burning low.
3 (especially in compounds) at a level below what is usual or expected: low-priced goods + a low-powered PC + a very low-scoring game
4 not high; not loudly: He's singing an octave lower than the rest of us. + Can you turn the music lower-you'll wake the baby.
Idioms see HIGH adv., LIE v., SINK v., STOOP v.
level / value
1 a low level or point; a low figure: The yen has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar. + The temperature reached a record low in London last night. + The government's popularity has hit a new low.
2 a very difficult time in sb's life or career: The break-up of her marriage marked an all-time low in her life. + We all experience highs and lows in life.
3 an area of low pressure in the atmosphere: Another low is moving in from the Atlantic.
+ verb [V] (literary) when a cow lows, it makes a deep sound
1 not far above the ground
be, look, seem
The windows look very low to me.
The river was extremely low for winter.
| a bit, fairly, quite, rather
2 small in degree/amount
be, look, seem | become, get, run
Our stocks of food were getting low. Supplies ran low.
| remain, stay | keep sth
The government wants to keep taxes low.
The failure rate is extremely low.
| comparatively, fairly, quite, rather, relatively
This dish is very low in fat.
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