- vi. 吃饭,进餐 have dinner
- vt. 设宴款待,请客 give a dinner for
have supper; eat dinner;
"We often dine with friends in this restaurant"
give dinner to; host for dinner;
"I'm wining and dining my friends"
- She told me she would have to dine with Helen that night.
- Every weekend, we dine at a nice little restaurant in the neighbourhood.
- Don't talk about business while we are dining.
- Our school dined the famous scholar.
- Each table dines ten people.
- The great man was wined and dined wherever he went.
- dine at( v.+prep. )
在…就餐 eat dinner at (a certain place)
dine at sth
We usually dine at a nice little restaurant in town when we have visitors.
- dine off( v.+prep. )
靠…维生 gain social success with (often a story or news)
- dine on( v.+prep. )
吃… eat (certain food)
dine on sth
How pleasant it is to dine on fine well-cooked fish and fresh vegetables, in such charming surroundings!
- dine out( v.+adv. )
在外吃饭 eat dinner in a restaurant or at sb else's home
Let's dine out tonight,I'm too tired to cook.
- dine out on( v.+adv.+prep. )
靠(以往的经历等)在社会上享名 gain social success and often a free meal with (often a story or news)
dine out on sth
How long can she dine out on her former success?
- dine a famous scholar 宴请一位有名的学者
- dine out 在外吃饭
Lunching with poets, dining late with peers.出自： J. Betjeman
- dine out, eat out
- 两者都有“在外吃饭”的意思。其区别在于:eat out通常只指在饭馆吃饭,不指在亲友家吃饭,而dine out可以指在饭馆吃饭,也可以指在亲友家吃饭。例如:
- The single man was tired of instant noodle and ate out for a change.这个单身汉吃腻了方便面,于是下馆子换换口味。
- Did you remember that we had dined out at the Smiths?你记得我们曾在史密斯家吃过饭吗?
- ☆ 13世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的disner，意为进餐。