verbs with OF

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  1. accuse

    ac‧cuse 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
  2. aprove

    • 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.
  3. assure
    • 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.
  4. beware
    • 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. consist
    • 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.
  8. 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.
  9. cure
    излечивать, исцелять

    • 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.
  10. despair
    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. hear (or from)
    услышать узнать

    • 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.
  14. be/get rid 
    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.
  15. smell
    нюхать пахнуть

    • 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.
  16. suspect
    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.  
  17. 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 ) .
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2012-06-23 11:36:41

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