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latter

ten druhý (odkaz na druhou (osobu/věc) ze dvou již zmíněných *** adj /ˈlætə(r)/ used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned He did well in both schoolwork and sport and won a number of medals in the latter (=in sport).

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get carried away

nechat se unést   v /ɡet ˌkærɪd əˈweɪ/ to become so excited or involved in something that you lose control of your feelings or behaviour Let’s not get carried away. The deal could still fall through.

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it’s just one of those things

už se nedá nic dělat   phr /ɪts ˌdʒʌst ˌwʌn əv ðəʊz ˈθɪŋz/ used to say that you cannot prevent or change a situation or an event I don’t know why really, it’s just one of those things.

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job seeker

člověk hledající práci   n C /ˈdʒɒb ˌsiːkə(r)/ someone who is looking for a job. This word is used mainly by government officials. The government are planning to cut payments to job seekers.

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chess

šachy * n U /tʃes/ a game for two people, played on a board with black and white squares, using different shaped pieces, including two kings. The aim is to get the other player’s king into a position where it cannot move We played a game of chess.

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to begin with

zpočátku; především; vůbec   phr /tə bɪˈɡɪn wɪð/ before or during the first part of an activity or process How did you get involved to begin with?

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babysit

hlídat děti * v /ˈbeɪbiˌsɪt/  to look after children in their home while their parents are not there, especially in the evening I’ll ask my mother to babysit.

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voluntary

dobrovolný; spontánní ** adj /ˈvɒlənt(ə)ri/ voluntary work is done for no pay When I was at university I took three months out to travel around Latin America and I got involved in some voluntary work in Costa Rica.

99

set up

nainstalovat; připravit   v /ˌset ˈʌp/ to make a piece of equipment ready for use They set up tables at the back of their car to display the items they want to trade.

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terminate

ukončit   v /ˈtɜː(r)mɪneɪt/ if something terminates, or if you terminate it, it ends or you stop it The military operation was terminated in 1969.

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be obsessed with

být něčím posedlý   phr /biː əbˈsest wɪð/ to consider someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people He was crazy about the sport, but he became more and more obsessed with it.

102

reveal

odhalit *** v /rɪˈviːl/ to show something that was covered or hidden The wallet-sized system opens to reveal a keyboard and screen.

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naked

nahý ** adj /ˈneɪkɪd/ not wearing any clothes There was a drawing of a naked woman in the gallery.

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goods

zboží *** n pl /ɡʊdz/ objects produced for sale Wilkins was found in possession of £8,000 worth of stolen goods.

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the thing about

jde o to; problém je v tom   phr /ðə ˈθɪŋ əˌbaʊt/ used for talking about the problem with something or someone The thing about Dave is he's always late for meetings.

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trade

obchod; řemeslo; živnost *** v/n U /treɪd/ to buy or sell goods or services The autographs I trade are still the same kind of thing.

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in the end

nakonec   phr /ˌɪn ðiː ˈend/ finally, after a period of time or thought In the end, we decided not to buy it.

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lacking

postrádající (něco) ** adj /ˈlækɪŋ/ if something important or useful is lacking, it does not exist or is not available She seems to be totally lacking in common sense.

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slogan

reklamní/volební heslo * n C /ˈsləʊɡən/ a short phrase that is easy to remember and is used to advertise something or to express the beliefs of a political party or other group Anti-government slogans had been sprayed all over the wall.

110

at first

zprvu; nejdříve   phr /ət ˈfɜː(r)st/ in the beginning before something changes At first, I said no, but then he offered me ten pounds, then twenty-five, and finally fifty.

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nasty

hnusný; nepříjemný   adj /ˈnɑːsti/ used for talking about behaviour and people that are threatening Some really nasty people are looking for him.

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make (sth) up

vymyslet si   v /ˌmeɪk ˈʌp/ to invent a story, poem, etc. Use the words in the box to make up a story about a rescue.

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kid

děcko *** n C /kɪd/ a child If I ever have a kid myself, I know he’ll enjoy looking at my collection in years to come.

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in stock

na skladě; v zásobě   phr /ˌɪn ˈstɒk/ if goods are in stock, they are available to buy in a store or shop If you’ve got something in stock and the person subsequently dies, well, the value literally doubles overnight.

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a thing of the past

to už patří minulosti   phr /ə ˌθɪŋ əv ðə ˈpɑːst/ something which no longer exists or happens We all used to wear them at university, but it’s a thing of the past now.

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be crazy about

být do něčeho blázen   phr /bi ˈkreɪzi əˌbaʊt/ be very enthusiastic about something He's crazy about football.

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due to

kvůli; díky *** phr /ˈdjuː tə/ if something is due to happen, it is expected to happen or should happen We arrived outside the cinema before the stars were due to arrive.

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badge

odznak; visačka * n C /bædʒ/ a small round object that fastens onto your clothes with a pin and usually has a picture or writing on it. The American word is button. I pinned the badge on my lapel.

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reagovat přehnaně   v /ˌəʊvəriˈækt/  to be more worried, annoyed, or offended by something than you should be It’s important not to overreact to a perceived threat.

overreact

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starobylý; starodávný * adj /ænˈtiːk/ old and valuable He's got a collection of antique postcards.

antique