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samolepka   n C /ˈstɪkə(r)/ a piece of paper or plastic with a picture, colour, or writing on one side and a sticky surface on the other that you can stick to something He collects football stickers.

sticker

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nějak se to seběhlo   phr /ˌwʌn θɪŋ led tuː əˈnʌðə(r)/ used when you cannot or do not want to give a lot of details about how something happens One thing led to another, and before I knew it I had about thirty of them, all different.

one thing led to another

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smalt(ovaný); email   n C/U /ɪˈnæm(ə)l/  a hard shiny substance used for protecting or decorating glass, metal, or clay Most of them collect the old enamel or metal ones from before the war.

enamel

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vyvalený; vyboulený   adj  /ˈbʌldʒɪŋ/ sticking out My friends like to joke that my husband is the star attraction in my collection because he’s got these bulging eyes.

bulging

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přívrženec; stoupenec *** n C  /səˈpɔː(r)tə(r)/  someone who likes to watch a particular sports team and wants that team to win Barcelona supporters were happy with the team's victory.

supporter

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suvenýry (spojené s osobností)   n pl /ˌmem(ə)rəˈbɪliə/ objects that you collect because they belonged to someone famous or are connected with something that interests you She collects old cinema memorabilia.

memorabilia

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být zapálený pro něco   phr /bi ˈkiːn ɒn/ to be interested in something and enjoying it, especially an activity that you do often Tony O’Neill was always keen on ghost stories.

be keen on

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propadnout něčemu   phr /ɡet ðə ˈbʌg fə/ to begin to have a sudden strong enthusiasm for doing something Greg got the ‘Trekkie’ bug in a big way.

get the bug for

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hnít; chátrat * v /dɪˈkeɪ/ if a building or an area decays, its state gradually gets worse because it has not been looked after The area is filled with decaying buildings.

decay

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děláš si legraci   phr /jɔː(r) ˈkɪdɪŋ/ used to say that someone is saying something that is not true, especially as a joke You're kidding now, aren’t you?

you're kidding

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věnovat; zasvětit ** v /dɪˈvəʊt/ to spend a lot of time or effort doing something He’s devoted most of his time to his painting.

devote

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vynikat, vyčnívat   v /stænd ˈaʊt/ if something stands out, it is easy to see or notice because it is different in some way Job seekers need to make their application stand out.

stand out

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budoucí; případný; možný ** adj /prəˈspektɪv/ likely to be or become a particular thing I've got a meeting with a prospective client.

prospective

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oživit (např. večírek hudbou)   v /ˌlaɪv(ə)n ˈʌp/ to make something more interesting or exciting, or to become more interesting or exciting What we needed was some music to liven things up.

liven up

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nakonec *** adv /ɪˈventʃuəli/ at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen ‘Did they ever pay you?’ ‘Eventually, yes.’

eventually

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strašidelný; vyděšený   adj /ˈspuːki/ frightening in a way that makes you nervous because it involves things that do not seem natural and cannot be explained by science She told us a spooky story.

spooky

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fanoušek ** n C /fæn/ someone who likes watching or listening to something such as a sport, films, or music very much, or who admires a famous or important person very much They could see a crowd of noisy football fans.

fan

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obtočený; zdobný   adj /luːpt/ with a round shape or curve made by a line curling back toward itself People who write with looped letters are imaginative and creative.

looped

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rozšířit se *** v /spred/ to gradually affect or cover a larger area The movement started in London but has now spread all over the world.

spread

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nevypočitatelný soupeř   n /ˌdɑː(r)k ˈhɔː(r)s/ someone with a secret, especially a secret ability, skill, or achievement, that surprises you when you finally discover it I think he's a bit of a dark horse.

dark horse

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poflakovat se   v /ˌhæŋ əˈraʊnd/ to spend time in a place waiting or doing nothing At school we used to hang around in the playground every day.

hang around

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poflakovat se   v /ˌhæŋ əˈraʊnd/ to spend time in a place waiting or doing nothing At school we used to hang around in the playground every day.

hang around

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přímo; bez obalu   adv /pɔɪntˈblæŋk/ in a very firm and direct way Polly declared point-blank that she would never go there again.

point-blank

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zpočátku *** adv /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)li/ at the beginning I had initially thought I wanted to write novels.

initially

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zpočátku *** adv /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)li/ at the beginning I had initially thought I wanted to write novels.

initially

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tajuplný; tajemný; divný) * adj /wɪə(r)d/ strange and unusual, sometimes in a way that upsets you I had a weird dream last night.

weird

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doplňky; příslušenství ** n C /əkˈsesəri/ a small thing such as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes that you wear with clothes to give them more style Nike® succeeded in transforming the sports shoe into an essential fashion accessory.

accessory

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doplňky; příslušenství ** n C /əkˈsesəri/ a small thing such as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes that you wear with clothes to give them more style Nike® succeeded in transforming the sports shoe into an essential fashion accessory.

accessory

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zpočátku   phr /æt ðə bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/ in the first part of an event or process before something changes At the beginning, I found it really difficult to draw a line between collecting and trading.

at the beginning

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zpočátku   phr /æt ðə bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/ in the first part of an event or process before something changes At the beginning, I found it really difficult to draw a line between collecting and trading.

at the beginning