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1

would-be

rádoby, předstíraný * adj /ˈwʊdbiː/ hoping or trying to do something The would-be thieves smashed a glass panel in the front door.

2

undershirt

nátělník (US) n C  /ˈʌndə(r)ˌʃɜː(r)t/ a piece of underwear for the top half of your body He stripped down to his undershirt.

3

play (sb) at their own game

hrát s někým jeho vlastní hru phr /ˌpleɪ ət ðeə(r) ˌəʊn ˈɡeɪm/ to take part in an activity with someone who has a reputation for being very good at it The sport of scam baiting is to play the scammers at their own game.

4

football

fotbal (GB) *** n U /ˈfʊtˌbɔːl/ a game in which two teams of eleven players kick a round ball and try to score goals I've never been to a football match.

5

pavement

chodník; dlažba (GB) ** n C /ˈpeɪvmənt/ a path with a hard surface beside a road Don't park your car on the pavement.

6

bathroom

záchod; toaleta (US) ** n C /ˈbɑːθˌruːm/ a room with a toilet in it I need to go to the bathroom.

7

garbage can

popelnice; nádoba na odpadky (US) n C /ˈɡɑː(r)bɪdʒ ˌkæn/ a container that you keep outside and use for putting rubbish in Throw it in the garbage can.

8

turn (sb) away

odmítnout; nevpustit phr /ˌtɜː(r)n əˈweɪ/ to refuse to let someone come into a place Reporters who visited the team’s training ground were turned away.

9

dustbin

popelnice; nádoba na odpadky (GB) * n C /ˈdʌs(t)bɪn/  a container that you keep outside and use for putting rubbish in Throw it in the dustbin.

10

inscription

nápis, věnování n C /ɪnˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/  a piece of writing written or cut on or in something, especially as a record of an achievement or in order to honour someone The watch has an inscription on the back.

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fall apart

rozpadnout se v /fɔːl əˈpɑː(r)t/ to break because of being old or badly made. They can change hands hundreds of times and they can be folded eight thousand times before they begin to fall apart.

12

numeral

číslovka n C /ˈnjuːmərəl/  a symbol that represents a number This is the Arabic numeral 7.

13

get your own back on (sb)

pomstít se někomu phr /ɡet jə(r) ˈəʊn bæk ɒn/ to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you He was bitter, determined to get his own back.

14

fool

pošetilec; blázen; hlupák * v /fuːl/ to trick someone by making them believe something that is not true I was completely fooled by her.

15

conman/conmen

podvodník; podrazník n C /ˈkɒnmæn/, /ˈkɒnmen/ a man who tricks other people, especially in order to get their money A conman tricked them out of a lot of money.

16

scour

prohledat, vydrhnout v /ˈskaʊə(r)/ to search a place or document thoroughly for something Jake scoured auction sales for the furniture they needed.

17

deface

počmárat; poničit v /dɪˈfeɪs/ to deliberately damage something valuable by writing on it or breaking it The painting was defaced by vandals.

18

check

účet; účtenka (US) ** n C /tʃek/ a piece of paper that shows how much money you owe after eating in a restaurant. Can we have the check, please?

19

ranch hand

pomocník na farmě n C /ˈrɑːntʃ ˌhænd/ someone who does physical work on a very large farm in the western US or Canada, where cows, horses, or sheep are kept She is rumoured to have worked first as a ranch hand.

20

bondsman

ručitel n C /ˈbɒndzmən/ someone who is responsible for paying money that is owed or for making certain that someone goes to court when they should The bondsman will employ a bounty hunter to find the person and get the money back.

21

trousers

kalhoty (GB) ** n pl /ˈtraʊzə(r)z/ a piece of clothing covering the body from the waist to the feet, divided into separate parts for each leg and worn by both men and women I've bought a suit with two pairs of trousers.

22

Saxon

saský adj /ˈsækʃ(ə)n/ a member of a group of German people who came to live in England in the 5th and 6th centuries AD The museum has recreated a Saxon village.

23

whaling

velrybářství; lov velryb adj /ˈweɪlɪŋ/ the activity of hunting whales She spent 2 years working on a whaling ship.

24

denomination

nominální hodnota n C /dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ the value of a particular coin or banknote The police found notes of various denominations.

25

billfold

peněženka, náprsní taška n C /ˈbɪlˌfəʊld/  a wallet She found a billfold containing $500.

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excess

přemíra, nadbytek ** n U /ɪkˈses/ more than is usual or necessary. After a lifetime of excess, she was arrested.

27

trace

zjistit; (vy)sledovat ** v /treɪs/ to use electronic equipment to find out where a telephone call was made Cavan’s call was traced to a call box in Brighton.

28

fall for

naletět phr /ˈfɔːl ˌfɔː(r)/ to believe that a trick or a joke is true How could you fall for such an obvious trick?

29

underground

metro (GB) n C/U /ˈʌndə(r)ˌɡraʊnd/ a system of public transport consisting of trains that travel in tunnels below a city I hate travelling on the underground.

30

single out

vybrat si, vybrat si v /ˈsɪŋɡ(ə)l ˌaʊt/ to choose one person from a group for special attention Katie was often singled out for punishment.