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プログレッシブ和英中辞典(第3版)の解説

むし【虫】

I 〔昆虫〕an insect, a bug; 〔みみず,ひる,うじなど〕a worm; 〔毛虫〕a caterpillar
  • 鳴く虫
    a chirping insect
  • 虫に刺される
    be bitten [stung] by an insect
  • 草むらで虫が鳴いている
    Insects are chirping in the grass.
  • 虫の食った栗
    a worm-eaten [wormy] chestnut
  • このスカートは虫が食っている
    This skirt is moth-eaten.
  • この種の果物にはよく虫がわく
    This kind of fruit often becomes wormy./Worms often get into this kind of fruit.
  • ばらに虫がついた
    The rose bush 「is infested [is crawling] with (harmful) insects.
II
1 〔物事に熱中する人〕
  • 本の虫
    a bookworm
  • 芸の虫
    a person who 「lives and breathes [lives for] art
  • 彼は学問の虫だ
    He is completely devoted to his studies.
2 〔心に潜む考え〕
  • 彼はこのところふさぎの虫に取りつかれている
    He has been 「very depressed [((口)) down in the dumps] lately.
  • 腹の虫がおさまらない
    はら(腹)
  • 虫がいい
    be selfish [self-seeking]
  • それではあまり虫がよすぎる
    That's hoping [asking] for too much.
  • 虫が起こる
1 〔子供がひきつけたりする〕become fretful
2 〔何かを始める〕
  • 彼はまた浮気の虫が起こった
    He's started to play around with a woman again.
  • 虫が知らせる
  • 虫が知らせたがやはり彼は急病になっていた
    Something told me [I had a hunch] that he had suddenly fallen ill, and it proved to be only too true.
  • 虫が好かない
  • 虫の好かないやつ
    a disagreeable fellow
  • 彼は虫が好かない
    I just don't like him.
  • 虫が付く
    〔悪い仲間ができる〕begin to keep bad company; 〔愛人ができる〕have a (secret) lover
  • 虫がつかないうちに娘を嫁にやるほうがいい
    It would be better to marry your daughter off before she goes and gets involved with someone.
  • 虫の息
  • 虫の息である
    be breathing very faintly/be hardly breathing/be almost lifeless [dead]
  • 虫の居所
  • 彼は今日虫の居所が悪い
    He is in a bad mood today./He got up on the wrong side of the bed today.
  • 虫の知らせ
    a hunch; a premonition⇒虫が知らせる
  • 虫も殺さない
  • 虫も殺さぬ顔をしている
    He looks as though he wouldn't harm even a fly.

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