English - Vietnamese Dictionary
peak /pi:k/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đỉnh, chỏm chóp (núi); đầu nhọn (của râu, ngạnh)
- đỉnh cao nhất, tột đỉnh, cao điểm
- the peak of the load: trọng tải cao nhất; cao điểm (cung cấp điện, luồng giao thông...)
- resonance peak: (vật lý) đỉnh cộng hưởng
- ngoại động từ
- (hàng hải) dựng thẳng (trục buồm); dựng đứng (mái chèo)
- dựng ngược (đuôi) (cá voi)
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) làm cho đạt tới đỉnh cao nhất
- nội động từ
- dựng ngược đuôi lao thẳng đứng xuống (cá voi)
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đạt tới đỉnh cao nhất
- nội động từ
- héo hom, ốm o gầy mòn, xanh xao, tiều tuỵ
- to peak and pine: héo hon chết mòn
+the most extreme possible amount or value
+the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
+the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
+the top point of a mountain or hill
+a V shape
+the highest point (of something)
+a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
+to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
+of a period of maximal use or demand or activity
Advanced English Dictionary
1 top, pinnacle, crest, ridge, tor, mountain top, summit, mountain, eminence, elevation, hill:
We were just able to make out the snow-capped peaks in the distance.
2 top, tip, tiptop, apex, acme, culmination, apogee, zenith, high point, crown, extreme, utmost, uttermost, perfection, ne plus ultra, consummation, climax:
Irene has brought the office to a peak of efficiency.
3 visor, brim, US bill, nib:
The peak of the fisherman's cap serves as an eyeshade.
4 rise, crest, culminate, (reach a) climax, top (out):
Prices peaked during the Christmas shopping season.
noun, verb, adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
1 [usually sing.] the point when sb/sth is best, most successful, strongest, etc: Traffic reaches its peak between 8 and 9 in the morning. + She's at the peak of her career. + the peaks and troughs of married life + Membership of the club has fallen from a peak of 600 people in 1990.
2 the pointed top of a mountain; a mountain with a pointed top: a mountain peak + snow-capped / jagged peaks + The climbers made camp halfway up the peak.
3 any narrow and pointed shape, edge, etc: Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks. + He combed his hair into a peak.
4 (BrE) (AmE bill, visor) the stiff front part of a cap that sticks out above your eyes
+ verb [V] to reach the highest point or value: Oil production peaked in the early 1980s. + Unemployment peaked at 17%. + an athlete who peaks (= produces his or her best performance) at just the right time
+ adjective [only before noun] used to describe the highest level of sth, or a time when the greatest number of people are doing sth or using sth: It was a time of peak demand for the product. + March is one of the peak periods for our business. + The athletes are all in peak condition. + We need extra help during the peak summer season. + (BrE) peak viewing time (= when the greatest number of people are watching television) + (BrE) peak rate telephone calls (= made during the busiest period and charged at the highest rate)
1 mountain top
high | jagged, rocky | snow-capped, snow-covered | distant | mountain
VERB + PEAK
climb, conquer, scale
PEAK + VERB
We looked up at the rocky peaks towering above us.
on a/the ~
climbers on the distant mountain peaks
2 highest level, rate, etc.
The share index rose to a new all-time peak of 2732.
| summer, winter, etc.
The influx of tourists has reached its summer peak.
VERB + PEAK
Production is rising back towards its 1999 peak.
| hit, reach | fall below/from, pass | be past
Her performance is just past its peak.
PEAK + NOUN
hours, period, season, time, year | demand
at times of peak demand
peak-rate phone calls
| level | efficiency, performance
The engine is tuned to peak efficiency.
| fitness, form
at a/the/your ~
The crisis was now at its peak. At his peak he was the best player in the world.
| ~ of
She is at the peak of her popularity. The party's numbers reached a peak of 40,000 in 2001.
in peak condition
You want your hair to look in peak condition.
| peaks and troughs
Economic life moves in cycles of peaks and troughs.
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