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to put on a piece of clothing to see if it fits you or if it suits you, especially in a shop

miryaty (odyah)

try something ↔ on phrasal verb

Meg was trying on some red sandals.


to burst, or to make something burst, into small pieces, usually with a loud noise and in a way that causes damage → explosion

ex‧plode / ɪkspləʊd $ -sploʊd / verb

The device was thrown at an army patrol but failed to explode.

Far sooner than anyone thought possible, the Russians exploded an atomic bomb.


In everyday English, people usually say that a bomb goes off rather than explodes :

A bomb went off in the city centre.


3 greetings [ countable ] a piece of folded thick stiff paper with a picture on the front, that you send to people on special occasions

a card / kɑd $ kɑrd / noun

birthday/Christmas/greetings etc card

a Mother’s Day card



a flat pale nut with brown skin that tastes sweet, or the tree that produces these nuts

al‧mond / ɑmənd $ ɑ-, æ-, æl- / noun [ countable ]

Stir in the ground almonds and egg.


a position on a scale that shows how good someone or something is when compared with others

rank‧ing / ræŋkɪŋ / noun [ countable ]

She is now fifth in the world rankings .



e‧go‧is‧m / iɡəʊɪz ə m, eɡ- $ -ɡoʊ- / noun [ uncountable ]

— egoist noun [ countable ]
— egoistic / iɡəʊɪstɪk◂, eɡ- $ -ɡoʊ- / adjective


1 determined not to change your mind, even when people think you are being unreasonable


stub‧born / stʌbən $ -ərn / adjective

Why are you so stubborn?

I’ve got a very stubborn
streak (= a tendency to be stubborn ) .

Paul can be as stubborn as a mule (= very stubborn ) .


1 if a part of your body is p______l, it hurts :

pain‧ful / peɪnf ə l / adjective

stiff painful joints

Is your arm very painful?

The neck becomes swollen and painful to the touch (= hurts when you touch it ) .


матеріальні цінності

material possessions


матеріальні блага

material goods


slow and unwilling OPP willing


re‧luc‧tant / rɪlʌktənt / adjective

She gave a reluctant smile.

reluctant to do something
Maddox was reluctant to talk about it.

— reluctantly adverb :
Reluctantly, he agreed.


вторгнутися в особистий простір

to invade sb's personal space


What is the opposite of 'correct'?



1 to describe something correctly and thoroughly, and to say what standards, limits, qualities etc it has that make it different from other things


to de‧fine / dɪfaɪn / verb [ transitive ]

the ability to define clients’ needs

The duties of the post are difficult to define.

clearly/well defined
The tasks will be clearly defined by the tutor.

define something as something
70% of the workers can be defined as low-paid.


решта світу

the rest of the world


1 someone who works on a ship

sail‧or / seɪlə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]

Six British sailors drowned.

We were both experienced sailors.


1 to ask for something very firmly, especially because you think you have a right to do this


to demand verb [ transitive ]

demand to know/see/have etc something

I demand to know what’s going on.

demand that
They demanded that the military government free all political prisoners.

demand something of somebody
It seemed that no matter what she did, more was demanded of her.

‘Where are you going?’ she demanded angrily. ► Do not say ‘demand for something’. Say demand something : I demand my money back! (NOT I demand for my money back!)


a part of a wide road that only bicycles are allowed to use

cycle lane noun [ countable ] British English


1 [ countable ] British English a hard level surface or path at the side of a road for people to walk on SYN sidewalk American English

pave‧ment / peɪvmənt / noun

A small group of journalists waited on the pavement outside her house.

a pavement café


1 an area of a town or city


neigh‧bour‧hood S3 W3 British English , neighborhood American English / neɪbəhʊd $ -ər- / noun [ countable ]

She grew up in a quiet neighborhood of Boston.

The hotel is situated in a peaceful residential neighbourhood (= area where there are houses rather than factories or shops ) .

a neighbourhood school

In everyday British English, instead of saying in my neighbourhood , people often say where I live :
There aren’t many bookshops where I live .


1 physical/mental energy [ uncountable ] the physical or mental energy that is needed to do something


ef‧fort / efət $ efərt / noun

Lou lifted the box easily, without using much effort.

Frank put a lot of effort into the party.

Learning to speak another language takes effort.