a set of printed pages that are fastened inside a cover so that you can turn them and read them
a pile of books
精装 / 平装书
a written work published in printed or electronic form
a book by Stephen King
a book about/on wildlife
for writing in
a set of sheets of paper that are fastened together inside a cover and used for writing in
an exercise book
of stamps/tickets/matches, etc.
a set of things that are fastened together like a book
a book of stamps/tickets/matches
the written records of the financial affairs of a business
to do the books (= to check the accounts)
section of Bible, etc.
a section of a large written work
the books of the Bible
a record of bets made on whether sth will happen, sb will win a race, etc.
令某人喜欢 / 厌烦
used to say that sb is pleased/annoyed with you
I'm in her good books at the moment because I cleared up the kitchen.
to punish sb for doing sth wrong and make them explain their behaviour
following rules and instructions in a very strict way
She always does everything by the book.
used when you are giving your opinion
That's cheating in my book.
(to be) on an organization's list, for example of people who are available for a particular type of work
We have very few nurses on our books at the moment.
Most of the houses on our books are in the north of the city.
to punish sb who has committed an offence as severely as possible
to stop doing sth because you no longer believe you will be successful or will find a solution
The police have closed the book on the case (= they have stopped trying to solve it) .
to change facts or figures dishonestly or illegally
His accountant had been cooking the books for years.
the record of great achievements in history
She has earned her place in the history books.
used to say that you should not form an opinion about sb/sth from their appearance only
if you describe sb or their life as an open book , you mean that you can easily understand them and know everything about them
to understand easily what sb is thinking or feeling
to be convenient or useful for you/sb
every available method, whether it is honest or not
He'll try every trick in the book to stop you from winning.
to arrange with a hotel, restaurant, theatre, etc. to have a room, table, seat, etc. on a particular date
Book early to avoid disappointment.
I'd like to book a table for two for 8 o'clock tonight.
The performance is booked up (= there are no more tickets available) .
I'm sorry─we're fully booked .
to arrange for sb to have a seat on a plane, etc.
I've booked you on the 10 o'clock flight.
to arrange for a singer, etc. to perform on a particular date
We've booked a band for the wedding reception.
to write down sb's name and address because they have committed a crime or an offence
He was booked for possession of cocaine.
of a referee
to write down in an official book the name of a player who has broken the rules of the game
to arrive at a hotel, etc. and arrange to stay there
I got in at ten and booked straight into a hotel.
to arrange for sb to have a room at a hotel, etc.