/ ges; ^Zs/ v
(a) [I, Ipr, Tn, Tf, Tw, Tnt] ~ (at sth) give an answer, form an opinion or make a statement about (sth) without calculating or measuring and without definite knowledge 猜想; 估计; 臆测; 推测: You don't know. You're just guessing! 你不知道. 你只管猜! * guess at an answer 猜答案 * guess right/wrong 猜对[错] * `Can you guess her age/guess how old she is?' `I'd guess that she's about 30/guess her to be about 30.' ‘你能猜出她的年龄吗?’‘我估计她大概30岁.’ (b) [Tn, Tf, Tw no passive 不用於被动语态] do this correctly 猜出; 猜着; 猜中: She guessed the answer straight away. 她马上就猜中了答案. * I knew by her smile that she had guessed what I was thinking. 我从她的微笑知道她猜着了我在想什麽. * You'll never guess how they got in! 你永远也猜不透他们是怎麽进去的!
[no passive 不用於被动语态: Tn, Tf] (infml 口 esp US) suppose (sth); consider likely 推测（某事）; 认为可能: I guess you're feeling tired after your journey. 我想你在旅行之後一定感到很疲劳. * `Will you be there?' `I guess so.' ‘你那时能在那里吗?’‘我想可能在.’
(idm 习语) keep sb `guessing (infml 口) keep sb uncertain about one's plans, etc 使别人对自己的计划等犹豫不定.
> guess n
1 ~ (at sth); ~ (that...) opinion formed by guessing 猜测; 猜想: have/make a guess (at sth) （对某事）加以猜想 * If I might hazard a guess, I'd say she was about 30. 要是让我猜的话, 我说她大概30岁. * My guess is that it will rain soon. 我猜一会儿要下雨. * Your guess is as good as mine, ie I do not know. 我跟你一样都不知道. * I'll give you three guesses! ie The answer is fairly obvious and you should guess it easily. 我让你猜三次（你显然一猜就能猜中）!
2 (idm 习语) `anybody's guess fact that no one can be sure about 无人能说得准的事: What will happen is anybody's guess! 要发生什麽事, 谁也说不准! at a `guess making a guess 依猜测: `How old is she?' `At a guess, about 30.' ‘她有多大年纪?’‘凭猜测, 大概30岁.’ an educated guess => educate.
# guesstimate / 5gestImEt; `^ZstEmEt/ n (infml 口) estimate made by combining guessing wih reasoning （凭猜测的）估计; 瞎估计; 瞎猜.
`guesswork n [U] guessing 猜测; 臆断: obtain an answer by pure guesswork 全凭猜测得出答案.