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to bait sb
to tease; to deliberately try to make someone angry (дразнить. не давать покоя, изводить)
- - able to move quickly and easily (проворный, ловкий)
- - someone who has a nimble mind is intelligent and learns things quickly
to hoot after sb
EX: The insults hooted after me when I was at a safe distance.
to shout or laugh usually derisively (/ai/ - c насмешкой) (выражать неодобрение криками, улюлюканьем)
at close quarters (form)
EX: She was able to observe the system at close quarters.
EX2: My parents lived at c.q.
from a position that is very close to someone or something (some conflict or discomfort is implied here)
Mike's example about American football - team huddles before the match
to move close together in order to stay warm, feel safe, or talk (жаться)
- cowed face
- to cow (trans)
EX: They refused to be cowed.
- - intimidated
- - to make someone do what you want by frightening them
- to con'vict sb of sth
- - a person serving a prison sentence (каторжник); a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment (осужденный)
- - to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence
EX: he easily supplanted his rival
to take the place of, often by trickery or force
to clamp down on sth/sb (intrans)
EX: the police are clamping down on speeders
to behave repressively; attempt to repress something regarded as undesirable (подавлять, пресекать)
to inflict sth on sth
to impose (something unwelcome, such as pain, oneself, etc) (наносить удар, причинять боль, назначить наказание)
to profess sth/ to be (have) sth (trans)
EX: to profess to be a skilled driver
to claim (something, such as a feeling or skill, or to be or do something), often insincerely or falsely
EX: “Halt! Who goes there?”
to stop moving, or to stop a person or vehicle from moving
(Syn: spitting in the wind, vanity, hollowness)
lack of effectiveness or success; lack of purpose or meaning (тщетность, поверхностность)
squeamish about sth
easily sickened or nauseated, as by the sight of blood; easily frightened (брезгливый, легкоранимый)