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W3 / əˈkjuːz / verb [ transitive ] to say that you believe someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something bad accuse somebody of (doing) something
- He was accused of murder.
- Smith accused her of lying.
- The professor stands accused of (= has been accused of ) stealing his student’s ideas and publishing them.
accuser noun [ countable ] обвинитель
- ap‧prove S3 W2 / əˈpruːv / verb
- 1[ transitive ] to officially accept a plan, proposal etc : The conference approved a proposal for a referendum.
- 2 [ intransitive ] to think that someone or something is good, right, or suitable
- OPP disapprove
- approve of Catherine’s parents now approve of her marriage.
- I don’t approve of cosmetic surgery.
- уверять; заверять кого либо; убеждать
- as‧sure S2 W3 AC / əˈʃʊə $ əˈʃʊr / verb
- [ transitive ] 1 to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true so that they are less worried
- SYN reassure assure somebody that Her doctor has assured us that she’ll be fine. The document is genuine, I can assure you .
- assure somebody of something The dealer had assured me of its quality. → rest assured at rest 2 ( 5 ) 2 to make something certain to happen or to be achieved
- SYN ensure : Excellent reviews have assured the film’s success.
- assure somebody (of) something A win on Saturday will assure them of promotion to Division One.
- беречься; остерегаться
- be‧ware / bɪˈweə $ -ˈwer / verb
- [ intransitive, transitive only in imperative and infinitive ] used to warn someone to be careful because something is dangerous
- beware of
- Beware of the dog!
- beware of doing something
- They should beware of making hasty decisions.
- Police warned drivers to beware.
boast (or about)
- хвастаться; гордиться
- boast 1 / bəʊst $ boʊst / verb 1
- [ intransitive and transitive ] to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions :
- ‘I wouldn’t be afraid,’ she boasted.
- boast that Amy boasted that her son was a genius.
- boast about He’s boasting about how much money he has made.
- boast of The company is inclined to boast of its success. 2 [ transitive not in progressive ] if a place, object, or organization boasts something, it has something that is very good :
- The city boasts two excellent museums.
- The Society boasts 3,000 members worldwide. — boaster noun [ countable ] хвастун
complain (or about)
- выражать недовольство;подавать жалобу;жаловаться
- com‧plain S2 W3 / kəmˈpleɪn / verb
- 1 [ I, T not in passive ] to say that you are annoyed, not satisfied, or unhappy about something or someone → complaint :
- Residents are complaining because traffic in the area has increased.
- ‘You never ask my opinion about anything,’ Rod complained.
- complain (that) She complained that no one had been at the airport to meet her.
- complain about She often complains about not feeling appreciated at work.
- complain of Several women have complained of sexual harassment.
- complain to Neighbours complained to the police about the dogs barking.
- Employees complained bitterly about working conditions.
- 2 (I/you/he etc) can’t complain spoken used to say that a situation is satisfactory, even though there may be a few problems : I make a good living. I can’t complain.
- состоять; составлять
- con‧sist W3 AC / kənˈsɪst / verb
- consist in something phrasal verb [ not in progressive ] formal to be based on or depend on something : Happiness does not consist in how many possessions you own.
- consist of something phrasal verb [ not in progressive ] to be formed from two or more things or people :
- The buffet consisted of several different Indian dishes. consist mainly/largely/primarily of somebody/something The audience consisted mainly of teenagers.
- consist entirely/solely of somebody/something
- The area does not consist entirely of rich people, despite popular belief.
- ► Do not say that something ‘is consisted of’ or ‘consists’ things or people. Say that it consists of things or people.
convince (or about)
убеждать, уверять в чем либо
con‧vince S3 W3 AC / kənˈvɪns / verb
- [ transitive ] 1 to make someone feel certain that something is true :
- Her arguments didn’t convince everyone, but changes were made.
- convince somebody (that) Baker had to convince jurors that his client had been nowhere near the scene of the murder.
- convince somebody of something The officials were eager to convince us of the safety of the nuclear reactors. 2 to persuade someone to do something
- SYN persuade -убеждать, склонить, уговорить
- convince somebody to do something
- I’ve been trying to convince Jean to come with me.
- cure 2 verb [ transitive ]
- 1 to make an illness or medical condition go away : Many types of cancer can now be cured.
- an operation that can cure short-sightedness in 15 minutes
- 2 to make someone well again after they have been ill → heal :
- She had some acupuncture treatment which seems to have cured her.
- cure somebody of something 90% of patients can be cured of the disease.
- 3 cure somebody of something to make someone stop behaving in a particular way or stop them having a particular feeling or attitude :
- Nothing could cure her of her impatience with Anna.
отчаиваться, падать духом терять надежду
despair 2 verb
- [ intransitive ] formal to feel that there is no hope at all : Despite his illness, Ron never despaired.
- despair of (doing) something
- He despaired of ever finding her.
- despair of somebody My teachers began to despair of me.
dream (or about)
мечтать, грезить, воображать; видеть сны
dream 2 S3 W3 verb ( past tense and past participle dreamed or dreamt / dremt / )
- 1 wish [ intransitive and transitive ] to think about something that you would like to happen or have dream of/about (doing) something
- She dreamed of becoming a chef.
- He’s got the sort of money that you and I can only dream about .
- dream (that) She dreamed that one day she would be famous.
- 2 while sleeping [ intransitive and transitive ] to have a dream while you are asleep dream about
- I dreamt about you last night.
expect (or from)
ждать ожидать; расчитывать надеяться; предполагать;
ex‧pect S1 W1 / ɪkˈspekt / verb [ transitive ]
- expect a lot of somebody/expect too much of somebody (= think someone can do more than may be possible ) The school expects a lot of its students.
hear (or from)
hear S1 W1 / hɪə $ hɪr / verb ( past tense and past participle heard / hɜːd $ hɜːrd / )
- hear of
- I’ve heard of a job which would be just right for you. This was the first I’d heard of any trouble in the area (= I had just heard news of trouble for the first time ) .
- He was last heard of in Washington (= he was in Washington the last time someone had information about him ) .
- hear anything/much of somebody/something We don’t hear anything of him these days.
отделываться, избавляться от кого-л, чего-л
- rid 1 S1 / rɪd / adjective
- 1 get rid of somebody/something
- a) to throw away or destroy something you do not want any more :
- It’s time we got rid of all these old toys.
- Governments should be encouraged to get rid of all nuclear weapons.
- b) to take action so that you no longer have something unpleasant that you do not want :
- I can’t get rid of this cough.
- He opened the windows to get rid of the smell.
- c) to make someone leave because you do not like them or because they are causing problems :
- Are you trying to get rid of me?
- It can be difficult for schools to get rid of poor teachers. 2 be rid of somebody/something to have taken action so that something or someone is no longer there to worry or annoy you :
- The clerical part of his job was tedious, and he was glad to be rid of it.
- He was a bully, and we’re well rid of him (= it is good that he has gone ) .
- 3 want rid of somebody/something to want to get rid of someone or something that is annoying you :
- I could tell that he wanted rid of me.
- smell 2 S2 W3 verb ( past tense and past participle smelled especially American English or smelt / smelt / British English )
- 1 notice a smell [ transitive not in progressive ] to notice or recognize a particular smell :
- I can smell burning.
- Can you smell something?
- 2 have a smell [ linking verb ] to have a particular smell smell adj
- The stew smelled delicious .
- Mm! Something smells good !
- smell of My clothes smelt of smoke.
- smell like It smells like rotten eggs.
подозревать сомневаться в истинности не доверять, думать полагать предполагать
- sus‧pect 1 S2 W3 / səˈspekt / verb [ transitive not in progressive ]
- 1 to think that something is probably true, especially something bad suspect (that)
- I suspected that there was something wrong with the engine.
- She strongly suspected he was lying to her.
- She’s not going to be very happy about this, I suspect . 2 to think that something bad has happened or is happening :
- The doctors suspected pneumonia.
- suspect murder/foul play The position of the body led the police to suspect murder.
- suspect something/nothing/anything He never suspected anything.
- 3 to think that someone is probably guilty of a crime : Who do you suspect?
- suspect somebody of (doing) something
- He’s suspected of murder.
- Pilcher was suspected of giving away government secrets to the enemy.
- 4 to think that something is not honest or true :
- I began to suspect his motives in inviting me.
think (or about)
считать полагать думать
- think 1 S1 W1 / θɪŋk / verb ( past tense and past participle thought / θɔːt $ θɒːt / )
- think of/about doing something to consider the possibility of doing something :
- I had never thought of becoming an actor.
- We did think about moving to Tokyo.
- Don’t even think about calling him (= used to tell someone strongly not to do something ) .