- n. 速度；步伐；(一)步
- v. 踱步；(用步)测；(马)溜蹄走
- prep. 用在人名前(礼貌的表达不同意见)
- vt. 用步子测量 measure by taking paces
- vt. & vi. 缓慢而行 walk with slow or regular steps
- [S]步速; 计划进度 rate or speed in walking, running, advance of a plan
- [C]一步,步子 a single step in running or walking
- [S]溜蹄,步法 a way that a horse walks or runs
the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
the distance covered by a step;
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
the relative speed of progress or change;
"he lived at a fast pace"
"he works at a great rate"
"the pace of events accelerated"
a step in walking or running
the rate of some repeating event
a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
walk with slow or fast paces;
"He paced up and down the hall"
go at a pace;
"The horse paced"
measure (distances) by pacing;
"step off ten yards"
regulate or set the pace of;
"Pace your efforts"
- She works so fast that I can't keep pace with her.
- When John found he was going to be late, he stepped up his pace.
- They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.
- The trot is a pace of the horse.
- The lion paced the floor of his cage restlessly.
- He gets up,and begin to pace up and down the room.
- I pace the path and I know how long it is.
- The old man was pacing leisurely.
- The lion paced the floor of its cage.
- She knew how fast she was running, because her trainer was pacing her on a bicycle.
- The speed of the machine may be regulated to pace the packing operation.
- I cannot walk at that pace.
- The work progressed at a slow pace.
- She finished only a few paces behind the winner.
- The natural paces of the horse include the walk, the trot and the gallop.
- pace about (v.+adv.)
踱来踱去 move restlessly about (a place)
- pace along (v.+prep.)
沿…踱步 walk along (a path) or beside (a wall), restlessly or thoughtfully
pace along sth
He paced along the shore, deep in thought.
- pace around (v.+prep.)
围绕…踱来踱去 move restlessly about (a place)
pace around sth
The horse paced around the ring.
She began to pace around the office.
- pace in (v.+prep.)
在…走在前列 move in the front of sth
pace sth in sth/v-ing
Guangdong Province has paced the whole nation in the economical reform.
She paces the whole class in studying English industriously.
- pace off (v.+adv.)
以步子来测量 measure (part of a distance) by walking
pace sth ⇔ off
We paced off the distance and found it to be 60 yards.
They paced it off twenty feet.
- pace out (v.+adv.)
以步量出…的长度 measure a length (of distance or place)
pace sth ⇔ out
The policeman paced out the distance between the car and the post it collided with.
They paced out the length of the garden.
I think the hall is 80 metres long; I'll pace it out.
- pace up and down (v.+adv.)
走来走去 move restlessly about (a place)
- keep pace (with)
并驾齐驱,齐头并进move forward, develop or increase at the same rate
- put through sb's paces
测试某人的能力make sb do sth in order to show their abilities
put sb through sb's paces
The film director put the young actor through his paces.
- set the pace
起带头作用run, walk, at a fast speed which others try to follow
- show one's paces
显示自己的才能show one's abilities
- pace angrily 气呼呼地踱步
- pace excitedly 激动得踱来踱去
- pace quickly 快步踱来踱去
- pace restlessly 焦虑地走来走去
- pace slowly 慢悠悠地踱步
- pace stormily 愤怒地踱步
- pace about 走来走去,来回踱步
- pace back and forth 来回地踱步
- pace off 步测出
- pace off a distance 用步子量出距离
- pace out 步测出
- pace out a room 用步子测出房间的大小
- pace to and fro 来回踱步
- pace up and down 踱来踱去
She took a couple of paces backwards.出自： R. Dahl
Sentinels paced the rounds day and night.出自： Ld Macaulay
The camel paced briskly after the jeep.出自： R. Macaulay
He..was pacing up and down his minute room.出自： J. I. M. Stewart
Illustrations will be confined to..British poets, pace an immigrant..like Yeats.出自： D. Piper
- pace用作名词的基本意思是“步子”,转化为动词意思是“用步子测量”“为…定步速”“缓慢而行”。引申可作“跑在…前面; 为…的标兵”解。
- pace后接副词off表示“用脚步量出一段距离”; 后接副词out表示“用脚步量出全部长度”。
- pace, step
- step指脚步提起来放下去,强调动作,有轻重、长短和优美与否之分; 而pace指身体向前移动强调距离,有快慢和从容与否之分。例如:
- He was so tired that he was unable to take another step.他累得一步也走不动了。
- A little boy's pace is smaller than a man's pace.小孩的一步比大人的一步小。
- ☆ 直接源自古法语的pas；最初源自古典拉丁语的passus，意为一步。