n. 行动，行为; 诉讼; 作用; 功能; 战斗; 情节; 动作片; 令人激动的事
v. 采取行动; 确保处理(某事)
Action is doing something for a particular purpose.
The government is taking emergency action to deal with a housing crisis...
What was needed, he said, was decisive action to halt what he called these savage crimes.
An action is something that you do on a particular occasion.
As always, Peter had a reason for his action...
Jack was the sort of man who did not like his actions questioned.
To bring a legal action against someone means to bring a case against them in a court of law.
Two leading law firms are to prepare legal actions against tobacco companies.
...a libel action brought by one of France's bureaucrats.
The action of a chemical is the way in which it works, or the effects that it has.
Her description of the nature and action of poisons is amazingly accurate.
The action is all the important and exciting things that are happening in a situation.
Hollywood is where the action is now.
The fighting which takes place in a war can be referred to as action .
Leaders in America have generally supported military action...
13 soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in action.
An action movie is a film in which a lot of dangerous and exciting things happen. An action hero is the main character in one of these films.
Stallone wants to break away from his action-hero image.
If you action something that needs to be done, you deal with it.
Documents can be actioned, or filed immediately.
If someone or something is out of action, they are injured or damaged and cannot work or be used.
He's been out of action for 16 months with a serious knee injury...
They were trapped after the lifts went out of action.
If someone wants to have a piece of the action or a slice of the action, they want to take part in an exciting activity or situation, usually in order to make money or become more important.
Holiday spots have seen a dramatic revival and tourist chiefs are competing for a slice of the action.
If you put an idea or policy into action, you begin to use it or cause it to operate.
They have learned the lessons of business management theory, and put them into action.
1. something done (usually as opposed to something said);
2. the state of being active;
3. a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
4. an act by a government body or supranational organization;
5. a military engagement;
6. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);
7. the series of events that form a plot;
8. the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism;
9. the trait of being active and energetic and forceful;
10. the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field;
1. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;
2. put in effect;
act, action, deed, operation, performance
actions speak louder than words
go into action
man (或 woman) of action
out of action
put into action
A cause of action has accrued when the right to sue has become vested.
Deliberate in counsel , prompt in action.
The army is at action stations.
Hamlet is usually played as a sorrowful person who cannot make decisions or take action.
It's no use just wishing away for week after week; you have to take some action!