- v. 摇动；摇摆；支配；影响；说服，使相信
- n. 摇摆；支配；影响
- vt. & vi. 摇摆; 摆动 move, first to one side and then to the other; swing
- vt. & vi. 控制; 影响 control or influence; govern the direction of
pitching dangerously to one side
move back and forth or sideways;
"the ship was rocking"
"the tall building swayed"
"She rocked back and forth on her feet"
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;
"He swung back"
win approval or support for;
"Carry all before one"
"His speech did not sway the voters"
cause to move back and forth;
"rock the cradle"
"rock the baby"
"the wind swayed the trees gently"
- The branches of the trees were swaying in the wind.
- Smokestacks are known to sway in the wind if they are not rigid enough.
- Do you sway your hips when you walk ?
- His power sways the world.
- Martha won't let anyone sway her decision.
- Nothing could sway him from his decision.
- sway of the ferry made him feel sick.
- In medieval times the church held sway over many countries.
- Among English playwrights, few would deny that Shakespeare holds sway.
- Tom has great sway with him.
- She was brought up under the sway of Communism.
- The trees were swaying gently in the wind.
- She swayed and fell in a faint.
- He didn't fall, but swayed a little.
- The sailboat swayed on the stormy sea.
- His resolution never sways.
- Wind swayed the curtain.
- The wind sways the tall grass.
- The speaker's words swayed his audience.
- Nothing could sway him once he had made up his mind.
- She made a speech that swayed many voters.
- The prospect of cold weather swayed them, and they decided to go south.
- He's very easily swayed.
- He was swayed by his feelings.
- The audience was swayed by the speaker's conviction.
- When choosing a job don't be swayed by false promises of future high earnings.
- sway to (v.+prep.)
摇向…; 倾向 swing to sth
sway to sth
The dancers swayed to the music.
那群人随着音乐婆娑起舞。sway sth to sth
The wind swayed a tree to the ground.
The weight of the passengers swayed the car to the right.
The weight of the load swayed the boat to the left.
The earthquake caused the wall to sway to the right.
- sway with (v.+prep.)
支配; 伴随着〔用…摇晃…〕 control; swing with
sway with sb
That was the motive that swayed with her.
那就是支配她的动机。sway sth with sth
She swayed her body in time with the music.
He swayed his head from side to side with worry.
She swayed the baby's cradle with her foot until the baby went to sleep.
- sway deeply〔strongly〕 深刻地影响
- sway directly 直接影响
- sway dreamily 恍惚地摇摆
- sway gently 轻轻地摇摆
- sway gravely〔seriously,severely〕 严重地影响
- sway greatly〔materially〕 大大地影响
- sway immediately 立刻影响(到)
- sway indirectly 间接影响
- sway mentally 精神影响
- sway personally 个人影响
- sway profoundly 深刻地影响
- sway quickly 非常敏感
- sway religiously 彻底控制
- sway restlessly 不停地摇摆
- sway rhythmically 有节奏地摇摆
- sway tremendously 强烈地影响
- sway unconsciously 不知不觉地影响
- sway unfavourably 产生不利的影响
- sway violently 强有力地摇摆
- sway vitally 极大地影响
- sway back and forth 前后摆动
No historian of art will be inclined to underrate the sway of style.出自： E. H. Gombrich
Infants under the sway of hunger.出自： J. McDougall
Martha held sway over all matters domestic.出自： E. Young
Ivan managed to..hold sway by joining forces with the church.出自：San Diego
He tried again to beat his hand..but..he had lost sway over his body.出自： fig.
The long..grass..swaying in the wind.出自： V. Brittain
My head reeled and I swayed a little.出自： D. Welch
Above it, swaying on a string, hung a stuffed white dove.出自： A. Lee
- sway既可用作及物动词,也可用作不及物动词。用作及物动词时接名词、代词作宾语; 用作不及物动词时,常与介词with或to连用。
- sway, fluctuate, swing
- swing指一边或一头固定在某处而另一边或另一头成弧形摆动; fluctuate指没有规律地上下起伏、波动; sway指灵活或不稳定的东西缓慢地晃动。
- ☆ 14世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古斯堪的那维亚语的sveigja，意为摇摆。