Архив за месяц: Февраль 2017

My name is Leon Part 5

pester verb [ T ]

UK /ˈpes.tər/ US /ˈpes.tɚ/

to behave in an annoying manner towards someone by doing or asking for something repeatedly:

At the frontier, there were people pestering tourists for cigarettes, food, or alcohol.
[ + to infinitive ] John has been pestering her to go out with him all month.

tingle verb [ I ]

UK /ˈtɪŋ.ɡəl/ US /ˈtɪŋ.ɡəl/

to have a feeling as if a lot of sharp points are being put quickly andlightly into your body:

My fingers and toes are tingling with the cold.
There’s a line in that poem that makes my spine tingle every time I read it.
He’s already had the rough edge of my tongue.

get a jump on sb/sth

mainly us informal

to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to win an advantage for yourself:

I like to leave work early on Fridays so I can get a jump on the traffic.
 

in situ adjective, adverb

UK /ˌɪn ˈsɪtʃ.uː/ US /ˌɪn ˈsɪtʃ.uː/ formal

in the original place instead of being moved to another place

chequered adjective

uk us checkered UK /ˈtʃek.əd/ US /ˈtʃek.ɚd/

chequered adjective (GOOD AND BAD)

having had both successful and unsuccessful periods in your past:

He’s had a chequered business career.

chequered adjective (PATTERN)

 

also checquered having a pattern of squares in two or more colours:

red and white chequered tablecloths

sinewy adjective

UK /ˈsɪn.juː.i/ US /ˈsɪn.juː.i/

with strong muscles and little fat:

The fighter had a strong, sinewy body.

sublet verb [ T ]

UK /ˌsʌbˈlet/ US /ˈsʌb.let/ present participle subletting,past tense and past participle sublet

to allow someone to rent all or part of a house or other building that you are renting from someone else:

Our rental contract states that we are not allowed to sublet the house.

Meaning of “bundle” in the English Dictionary

«bundle» in British English

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bundlenoun [ C ]

UK /ˈbʌn.dəl/ US /ˈbʌn.dəl/

C2 a number of things that have been fastened or are held together:

a bundle of sticks

More examples

  • We sorted the newsletters into bundles for distribution.
  • I’ve got a bundle of clothes here to give to charity.
  • How much asparagus shall I buy — a couple of bundles?
  • Inside the embroidery kit there should be two different bundles of yarn.
  • We left out several bundles of old newspapers for recycling.

bundle verb

UK /ˈbʌn.dəl/ US /ˈbʌn.dəl/

bundle verb (PUSH)

[ I or T, + adv/prep ] to push or put someone or something somewherequickly and roughly:

He bundled his clothes into the washing machine.
She was bundled into the back of the car.
The children were bundled off to school early that morning.