(1) to change the topic or return to a previous topic 用以转换话题或回到先前的话题
101.Ross: Right, you're not even getting your honeymoon, God… No, no, although, Aruba, this time of year… talk
about your- [thinks] -big lizards… Anyway, if you don't feel like being alone tonight, Joey and Chandler are coming
over to help me put together my new furniture.
101.Phoebe: Give her a break. it's hard being on your own for the first time.
Rachel: Thank you.
Phoebe: You're welcome. I remember when I first came to this city. I was fourteen. My mom had just killed herself
and my stepdad was back in prison. And I got here, and I didn't know anybody. And I ended up living with this
albino guy who was, like, cleaning windshields outside Port Authority, and then he killed himself, and then I found
aromatherapy. So believe me, I know exactly how you feel.
Ross: The word you're looking for is "Anyway"…
(2) to indicate that you are leaving out some details in a story and are passing on to the next main point or
102.Mrs. Geller: Oh, she just graduated, and she wants to be something in cooking, or food, or… I don't know.
Anyway, I told her you had a restaurant.
105.Monica: Something went wrong with Underdog, and they couldn't get his head to inflate. So anyway, um, his
head is like flopping down Broadway, right, and I'm just thinking… how inappropriate this is.
(3) to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous point 反正(用以表示某陈述解释或支撑前
102.Ross: Hi, sorry I'm late. I was stuck at work. There was this big dinosaur... thing...anyway.
118.Chandler: That's alright. I'll take it. Bad things happen to me anyway. This way I can split them up with a movie.
(4) to indicate that you are asking what the real situation is or what the real reason for something is 究竟
109.Monica: Why do you guys have so many keys in there, anyway?
123.Chandler: Rachel, what's the deal with you and doctors, anyway? Is like your father a doctor?
(1) to delay or block the movement or progress of someone or something 延搁；使停顿，阻挡
107.Rachel: Alright, well, see, Barry wouldn't even kiss me on a miniature golf course.
Ross: Come on.
Rachel: No. He said we were holding up the people behind us.
(2) used to tell someone to wait or stop for a short time 等一等；停一下
120.Rachel: All right. I'll see you guys later.
Joey: Oh, hold up. I'll walk out with you.
(3) If someone holds up a place such as a bank or a shop, they point a weapon at someone there to
make them give them money or valuable goods. 持械抢劫
122.Young Ethan: I'm telling you, up until I was like 9, I thought that "gunpoint" was an actual place where crimes
Monica: How was that possible?
Young Ethan: Well, think about it. It's always on the news. "A man is being held up at gunpoint." "Tourists are being
terrorized at gunpoint." And I just kept thinking, why do people continue to go there?
(4) to remain strong and working effectively 振作精神；(在逆境中)保持良好状态
124.Monica: Hey, hold on there, tiger. How's it going? How are you holding up?
Joey: Well, not so good. She definitely thinks tonight is the night we're gonna…complete the transaction, if you know
what I…[Monica rolls her eyes.] And you do. Heh-heh.
101.Joey: Of course it was a line!
Monica: Why? Why? Why would anybody do something like that?
Ross: I assume we're looking for an answer more sophisticated than 'to get you into bed'.
916.Mike: Oh, hey! I wanted to ask you about Monica's little 'groomy' joke.
Phoebe: Oh, alright. Well, I think the reason people laughed is that it's a play on the word 'roomie'.
Mike: No, I get the joke. Sophisticated as it was. Now, the thing I wanna say is—maybe we should've talked about this
before—us living together. You're not expecting a proposal, right?
1005.Joey: Hey! I finished my recommendation. Here. And I think you'll be very very happy. It's the longest I ever
spent on a computer without looking at porn.
Chandler: I don't uh, understand.
Joey: [proudly] Some of the words are a little too sophisticated for ya?
Monica: It doesn't make any sense.
Joey: Of course it does. It's smart. I used thesaurus!
Chandler: On every word?
(2) (of a person) having a lot of experience of the world and knowing about fashion, culture, and other things
that people think are socially important (人)久经世故的；见多识广的
104.Phoebe: Now, Chandler's hard to read. He's like one of those repressed guys who you'd have to seduce.
Monica: I have a feeling that Chandler is a lot more sophisticated than he seems.
(3) (of a machine, system, etc.) more advanced or complex than others (机器、系统等)高级的；复杂的
112.Ross: See, Rach, um, see, I don't think that swearing off guys all together is the answer. I really don't. I think
what you need is to develop a more sophisticated screening process.