/ sE5pR:t; sE`pRrt/ v
[Tn] bear the weight of (sth/sb); hold in position; carry 承受(某物[某人])的重量; 支撑; 扶持: a beam supporting a roof 支承屋顶的横梁 * Is this bridge strong enough to support heavy lorries? 这座桥禁得住重型卡车通行吗? * He was weak with hunger, so I had to support him. 他饿得没有力气, 我得搀着他.
(a) [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (in sth) help sb/sth by one's approval or sympathy or by giving money (用表示赞同或同情或给钱)帮助某人[某事物]; 支持; 支援; 资助: support a cause, political party, reform 支持某事业﹑ 政党﹑ 改革 * donate money to support a charity 捐款赞助慈善事业 * The directors were trying to get rid of her, but her staff all supported her. 董事都想把她撤掉, 可是她那部门的人员全都支持她. * The American public stopped supporting the war in Vietnam. 美国公众不再支持美国在越南进行的战争了. * Will you support me in my campaign for election? 你支持我参加竞选吗? (b) [Tn] be a regular customer of or visitor to (sth); be a fan of (a team, etc) 经常光顾(某处); 为(某队等)捧场: Support your local theatre: buy tickets regularly! 请大力支持本地剧院, 欢迎经常光临! * Which football team do you support? 你是哪个足球队的球迷?
[Tn] help to show that (a theory, claim, etc) is true; confirm 支持(某理论﹑ 主张等); 证实; 肯定: a theory that is not supported by the facts 缺乏事实根据的理论 * This evidence supports my argument that she is guilty. 这一证据支持了我认为她有罪的推定.
[Tn] provide (sb) with the necessary money, etc to buy food, accommodation,etc 资助, 供养, 赡养(某人): I was supported by my parents when I was studying. 我求学期间由父母供养.
[Tn] provide enough food and water to keep (sb/sth) alive (提供食物和水)维持(某人[某物])的生命: Such a barren desert can support very few creatures. 在这样荒瘠的沙漠里, 很少生物能够存活.
> support n
1 [U] ~ (for sth) supporting or being supported 支撑; 扶持; 支持; 支援; 资助; 供养; 维持: adequate support for the great weight of the crane 对起重机巨大重量的足够的支承力 * a proposal that received no, little, not much, etc support 没有人﹑ 很少有人﹑ 没有多少人...支持的建议 * I need some financial support for this venture. 我需要一些财务赞助来兴办这一企业. * Can I rely on your support (ie Will you vote for me) in this election? 在此次选举中你能支持我吗? * She is without any visible means of support, ie has no work, income, etc. 她生活无着(无工作﹑ 收入等).
2 [C] thing that supports or bears the weight of sth 支撑物; 支柱; 支座; 支架: wearing an athletic support 穿着下体护身 * supports holding up a collapsing wall 支撑危墙的柱子.
3 [C] person who gives help, sympathy, etc 给予帮助﹑ 同情等的人: Jim was a great support to us when father died. 父亲死後, 吉姆给了我们巨大的帮助.
4 [U] people who support a political party, team, etc (政党﹑ 球队等的)支持者, 拥护者: The theatre has had to close for lack of support. 这家剧院光顾者寡只好关闭.
5 (idm 习语) in sup`port (eg of troops) in reserve; ready to give support (如指军队等)後备的, 准备给予支援的: We have ten people to do the cooking, with several more in support. 我们有十个人做饭, 还有几个人可随时来帮忙. in support of sb/sth supporting sb/sth; in favour of sb/sth 支持或支援某人[某事物]: speak in support of a ban on arms supplies 讲话支持武器禁运.
supportable adj (fml 文) 1 that can be supported 禁得住的; 可承受的; 供养得起的. 2 (used in negative sentences 用於否定句中) that can be tolerated 可忍受的: Such rudeness is scarcely supportable. 这种粗暴的行为让人难以容忍.
supporter n person who supports a political party, team, etc (政党﹑ 球队等的)支持者, 拥护者: The government's supporters welcomed the new law. 拥护政府的人都欢迎新颁布的法规.
supporting adj [attrib 作定语] (in the theatre and cinema) of secondary importance (戏剧和电影中)次要的: a supporting actor/cast/part/role 配角演员 * a supporting film, eg one that is shown before the main film 电影加片.
supportive / sE5pR:tIv; sE`pRrtIv/ adj (approv 褒) giving help, encouragement or sympathy 给予帮助﹑ 鼓励或同情的; 支持的; 支援的; 赞助的: She has been very supportive during my illness. 我患病期间她帮了我很大忙.