He’s tied up意思

avatar 2019年10月11日17:38:18来源:小格子教英语 评论

A: May I speak to Jack, please?
B: He's tied up at the moment.

有人把Jack 捆绑起来吗?

不是啦,”Someone is tied up.” 表示某人现在很忙,不是真的被人捆绑起来啦。

(1)
A: May I speak to Jack, please?
A:可以请Jack听电话吗?

B: He's tied up at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
B:他现在在忙,请问你要留言吗?

(2)
A: How was your weekend? Did you play golf?
A:你上周末过得如何?又去打高尔夫球吗?

B: No, I was tied up with housework all weekend.
B:没有呢,我整个周末都在忙家务事。

另外,当你说“Something is tied up.” 的时候,表示某东西「在忙」,现在不能用(可能是有人在用)。

(3)
A: Can I make copies of this document?
A:我可以影印这份文件吗?

B: You'll have to wait. The photocopier is tied up at the moment.
B:你要稍等,有人正在用影印机。

(4)
A: Can I borrow $10,000 from you?
A:我可以跟你一万块钱吗?

B: I don't have $10,000 lying around. My money is tied up in the stock market.
B:我没有多余的一万块借你呢,我的钱都被绑在股票市场。[就是说他都把钱投资在股票市场]

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