英 [jɪə(r)] 美 [jɪr]
名词 年; 年纪; 一年的期间; 某年级的学生
1. year after year : 年复一年地, 年年, 每年;
2. for years : 多年以来, 好多年;
3. all the year round : 一年到头;
4. year in year out : 年复一年地, 始终, 不断地;
5. from year to year : 年年;
If something changes year by year, it changes gradually each year.
e.g. This problem has increased year by year...
e.g. The department has been shrinking year by year because of budget cuts.
If something happens year in ,year out, it happens every year without changing and is often boring.
e.g. Year in, year out, nothing changes...
e.g. With stockbroking it was the same thing, year in year out.
You can say a man of his years or a woman of her years to refer to that person's age in relation to something else you are talking about.
e.g. He was moving with surprising speed for a man of his years...
e.g. A young man of his years needed to have a separate room.
If you say that something such as an experience or a way of dressing has put years on someone, you mean that it has made them look or feel much older.
e.g. I always turn adversity and defeat into victories, but it's probably put ten years on me.
A：When can you effect shipment? I'm terribly worried about late shipment.
B：We can effect shipment in December or early next year at the latest.
A：What are you going to do for your year abroad, Tim?
B：Study study study! I want to learn a lot.
A：You’re going to take courses?
B：Yes, I’m going to take some university courses there.
B：Yes, but I think it’s probably for the best.
A：Won’t you get lonely?
B：Hey, I’m a pretty cool guy; I’ll make friends. And I’ll have a lot of extra-curricular activities too. You know, like fencing or theater or something.