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[Tn, Tn.pr, Tnt, Tf, Tw] **~ sth (at sth) **form an approximate idea of sth; calculate roughly the cost, size, value, etc of sth 估计: *We estimated his income at/to be about 8000 a year. *我们估计他一年的收入大约8000英镑. * *She estimated that the work would take three months. *她估计这项工作需要三个月. * *Can you estimate its length/how long it is?* 你能估计其长度*[*它有多长*]*吗?

[Ipr] **~ for sth **calculate the probable price of (a specified job) 估算（某项工作）的费用: *We asked our builder to estimate for the repair of the ceiling. *我们要求营造商估算一下修理天花板的费用. Cf 参看 quote 3.