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03:55 Oct 25, 2006
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English to Chinese translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: call off
Call off consultancy for connections to the National Health Service network。

同样没有上下文。请教这句话的意思,call off 在这里是什么意思?
maxzhy
Local time: 06:09
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2叫人走开;取消
clearwater
4FYIPhilip Tang
3 +1取消(某事)
chica nueva


  

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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
叫人走开;取消


Explanation:
这个短语的本意是:叫人走开;取消
是否可以处理成:摈弃?

clearwater
China
Local time: 06:09
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 87

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agree  chica nueva: 取消(某事)
21 mins
  -> 谢谢!

agree  Philip Tang: You are correct! - Pls refer to my FYI for details!
34 mins
  -> 谢谢!
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
取消(某事)


Explanation:
call sth off = to say that something will not take place取消(某事) eg The match was called off because of the bad weather. 由于天气不好,比赛取消了.(朗文进阶词典)

call sth off (activity) = to decide that a planned event, especially a sports event, will not happen, or to end an activity because it is no longer useful or possible. eg Tomorrow's match has been called off because of the icy weather. The police have called off the search for the missing child until dawn tomorrow. (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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Note added at 4 hrs (2006-10-25 08:08:55 GMT)
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call-off the consultancy activity/work/plan(verb)
(or could it be call-out consultancy (adjective)? ...)

chica nueva
Local time: 10:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 50

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agree  pkchan
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
FYI


Explanation:
1. 取消
Why was the football match called off?
足球賽為什麼取消?

2. 喊走
Call off your dog, will you?
把你的狗喊走,好嗎?

[source of examples extracted from on line dictionary at
Yahoo.com.hk]


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Note added at 23 hrs (2006-10-26 03:38:11 GMT)
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Call off - 在某些情況可視為 "臨時取消" 或 "暫時取消" 的意思.

e.g. The meeting was called off until further notice!

我想也可以說是 "改變原意"!

Philip Tang
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Local time: 06:09
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Oct 25, 2006 - Changes made by Jianjun Zhang:
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