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involved in

zainteresovaný, zapojený adj /ɪnˈvɒlvd ɪn/ someone who is involved in something takes part in it The orange-suited Monkey Man has been involved in a number of incidents.

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simulate

předstírat; fingovat v  /ˈsɪmjʊleɪt/ to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not The delegates were shown computer models used for simulating battle conditions.

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underpants

pánské spodky n pl /ˈʌndə(r)ˌpænts/ underwear for men worn on the lower half of the body He put on a pair of underpants.

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random

namátkový; náhodný ** adj  /ˈrændəm/ chosen or happening without any particular method, pattern, or purpose They interviewed a random sample of voters.

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rescue worker

záchranář n C /ˈreskjuː ˌwɜː(r)kə(r)/ someone whose job is to save people from dangerous or unpleasant situations The most respected professionals are members of the armed forces, followed by rescue workers.

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hijacking

únos (letadla apod.)) n U  /ˈhaɪˌdʒækɪŋ/ an occasion when someone illegally takes control of a vehicle, especially a plane, using violence or threats In a hijacking situation it is important to remain calm.

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Crimes

Zločin

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dashing

temperamentní, elegantní adj /ˈdæʃɪŋ/ attractive and fashionable in an exciting way She was saved by the dashing young officer.

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armed robbery

ozbrojená loupež n C /ˌɑː(r)md ˈrɒbəri/ the crime of taking money or property illegally using a weapon He spent ten years in prison for armed robbery.

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resist

odolávat; nepodlehnout *** v /rɪˈzɪst/ to not be affected or harmed by something The shelters are designed to resist heat and toxic fumes.

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restricted to

omezený adj /rɪˈstrɪktɪd ˌtuː/ only for the use of or only including particular people or purposes Monkey Man’s acts of goodness had been restricted to the kind of thing that any good citizen is expected to do.

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tax inspector

daňový kontrolor n C /ˈtæks ɪnˌspektə(r)/ a government worker whose job is to check that people or companies are paying the right amount of tax Businesses are being warned to prepare for a call from the tax inspector.

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hatred

nenávist * n U /ˈheɪtrɪd/ a very strong feeling that you dislike someone or something very much Some people have a hatred of anything new.

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cape

kapuce n C /keɪp/ a loose piece of clothing without sleeves that hangs from your shoulders A masked man in an orange suit, brown underpants and cape.

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flip side

rub, zadní strana n U /flɪp ˌsaɪd/ the negative aspects of an idea, plan, or situation The flip side of the government’s economic growth policy is high inflation.

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evil

zlý ** n U / adj /ˈiːv(ə)l/ a power that makes people do very bad and cruel things The story is about the struggle between good and evil.

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absorb

zaujmout; vstřebat ** v /əbˈzɔː(r)b/ to learn and understand new facts, so that they become part of your knowledge Smith’s real power comes from his ability to absorb memories and power from his victims.

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minute

minuta ** adj /maɪˈnjuːt/ very careful and detailed Our lawyer went over the contract in minute detail.

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fabulous

báječný * adj /ˈfæbjʊləs/ extremely good You look fabulous.

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bullet

kulka; střela ** n C /ˈbʊlɪt/ a small piece of metal that is shot from a gun and causes serious damage to the person or thing it hits He was taken to hospital with a bullet wound.

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devoted to

oddaný adj /dɪˈvəʊtɪd ˌtuː/ to use a particular amount of time or space for dealing with something The newspaper has begun devoting more review space to children’s books.

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dungeon

žalář n C /ˈdʌndʒ(ə)n/ a dark underground room in a castle that was used as a prison in the past They were held prisoner in the castle dungeons.

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despise

opovrhovat, pohrdat, štítit se v /dɪˈspaɪz/ to hate someone or something and have no respect for them I despised him for the way he treated his children.

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litter

smetí; odpadky * n U /ˈlɪtə(r)/ things such as pieces of paper that people have dropped on the ground in a public place, making it messy Picking up litter and dutifully putting it in the rubbish bins.

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masked

maskovaný adj /mɑːskt/ wearing a mask The store was held up by a masked gunman.

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hero worship

uctívání hrdinů n U /ˈhɪərəʊ ˌwɜː(r)ʃɪp/ strong admiration for someone, especially when this is extreme or unreasonable His hero worship turned into an all-consuming passion.

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elf/elves

elf n C /elf/ /elvz/ a small imaginary person with magic powers He inhabits the world of men and elves.

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villain

zlo; zlosyn; ničema * n C /ˈvɪlən/ the main bad character in a story, play, film etc. The main good character is the hero or heroine He’s just like the villain out of a James Bond film.

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murder

vražda *** n U /ˈmɜː(r)də(r)/  the crime of killing someone deliberately She is being charged with attempted murder.

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nightclub bouncer

vyhazovač n C /ˈnaɪtklʌb ˌbaʊnsə(r)/ someone whose job is to make certain that no one causes trouble in a bar or club, for example by not allowing particular people to come in I don’t suppose anyone’s going to stand up and defend nightclub bouncers.