a liquid without colour, smell or taste that falls as rain, is in lakes, rivers and seas, and is used for drinking, washing, etc.
a glass of water
净 / 脏水
There is hot and cold running water in all the bedrooms.
an area of water , especially a lake, river, sea or ocean
We walked down to the water's edge.
She fell into the water.
浅 / 深水域
In the lagoon the water was calm.
the water in a particular lake, river, sea or ocean
the grey waters of the River Clyde
This species is found in coastal waters around the Indian Ocean.
the surface of a mass of water
She dived under the water.
The leaves floated on the water.
an area of sea or ocean belonging to a particular country
We were still in British waters.
fishing in international waters
used to describe a situation, usually one that is difficult, dangerous or not familiar
The conversation got into the murky waters of jealousy and relationships.
The government has warned of stormy waters ahead.
using a boat or ship
used to say that sth happened in the past and is now forgotten or no longer important
in large quantities
He spends money like water.
if an argument, an excuse, a theory, etc. does not hold water , you cannot believe it
when a pregnant woman's waters break , the liquid in her womb passes out of her body just before the baby is born
used to say that sth, especially criticism, has no effect on sb/sth
I can't tell my son what to do; it's water off a duck's back with him.
family relationships are stronger than any others
to destroy sb/sth completely
to show that sb/sth is not good by being very much better than it/them
A DVD music system plays discs that look like CDs, but blows them out of the water.
to give reasons for not being in favour of sth; to criticize sth
a person or plan that is dead in the water has failed and has little hope of succeeding in the future
His leadership campaign is dead in the water.
in trouble or difficulty
to start doing sth very carefully to see if it will be successful or not
(to become used to sth) very easily, without any problems or fears
She has taken to teaching like a duck to water.
a person who feels uncomfortable or awkward because he or she is in surroundings that are not familiar
to deal with a difficult situation, especially one in which you have financial problems, and just manage to survive
despite any difficulties
I was determined to go, come hell or high water.
you can give sb the opportunity to do sth, but you cannot force them to do it if they do not want to
to be in or get into trouble
to try to settle a disagreement or argument
a person who seems to be quiet or shy may surprise you by knowing a lot or having deep feelings
to find out what the situation is before doing sth or making a decision
to keep yourself vertical in deep water by moving your arms and legs
to make no progress while you are waiting for sth to happen
to pour water on plants, etc.
给花草 / 花园浇水
to water the plants/garden
of the eyes
to become full of tears
The smoke made my eyes water.
of the mouth
to produce saliva
The smells from the kitchen made our mouths water.
to give water to an animal to drink
to water the horses
After a tour of the grounds, the guests were fed and watered .
of a river, etc.
to provide an area of land with water
The valley is watered by a stream.
to add water to an alcoholic drink
to make a liquid weaker by adding water
to change a speech, a piece of writing, etc. in order to make it less strong or offensive