an event or situation, etc. that causes something bad to start:
There are fears that the incident may be a ... for more violence in the capital.
Někteří lidé zjišťují, že jejich bolesti hlavy spouští určité jídlo
Some people find that certain foods trigger their headaches.
Ta srážka aut ve mně vyvolala hodně špatných vzpomínek
The car crash triggered a lot of bad memories for me.
to collect several things, often from different places or people:
I went to several libraries to gather information about the plans.
She gathered up the newspapers that were scattered around the floor.
We gathered our things together and left quickly.
in a manner in which two things each replace the other:
The movie is ... depressing and amusing.
1)produced quickly, with little preparation
2) simple but good enough
rough and ready
an occasion when you allow someone or yourself to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you:
Chocolate is my only ...
to behave in a way that makes people believe that you have a particular characteristic:
She ... really well (= creates a positive image) on television.
He ... as a bit of a bore in interview.
a very strong feeling of no respect for someone or something that you think is stupid or has no value:
She has nothing but ... for the new generation of politicians.
opovržlivý pohled,poznámka, smích, tón
a scornful look/remark/laugh/tone
Tom a Mike dneska vybulali školu, aby sledovali zápas
Tom and Mike have skived (off) school today to watch the match.
to be absent from work or school without permission:
Extrémní stres ho dovedl na pokraj nervového zhroucení
Extreme stress had driven him to the brink of a nervous breakdown
Stála přímo na okraji rokle
She was standing right on the brink of the gorge.
Ta schůze byla zcela a naprosto plýtvání času
The meeting was a complete and utter waste of time.
relating to how people, situations, or things seem to be, rather than how they are inside:
The ... appearance of the building has not changed at all in 200 years.
If he is suffering, he certainly shows no ... sign of it.
To all ... appearances everything was fine, but under the surface the marriage was very shaky.
Vevnitř se mu ulevilo, že test byl zrušen
He was inwardly relieved that the test was cancelled.
Prostě se zklidni (dej se dohromady).není žádný důvod, abys kvůli tomu křičel
Just pull yourself together. There's no point crying about it.
to (cause something or someone to) move or change from one position or direction to another, especially slightly:
She ... (her weight) uneasily from one foot to the other.
The wind is expected to ... (to the east) tomorrow.
(of an idea, opinion, etc.) to change:
Society's attitudes towards women have ... enormously over the last century.
Media attention has ... recently onto environmental issues.
Je mezi nimi silné pouto, co jí zachránil před utonutím
There has been a close bond between them ever since she saved him from drowning.
Jako hodně chlapců jeho věku,má malou úspěšnost při dosahování stanovených cílů
Like a lot of boys his age, he's underachieving.
a hard swelling found in or on the body, especially because of illnessor injury:
She found a ... in her breast.
Všude po koberci byly hroudy bláta
There were lumps of mud all over the carpet.
a piece of a solid substance, usually with no particular shape:
a ... of coal
a sugar ...
You don't want ...s in the sauce
to put different groups together and think about them or deal with them in the same way:
All the children are ... together in one class, regardless of their ability.
lump sb/sth together
informal: a heavy, awkward, stupid person:
Come on, you great l... - get up from that sofa and do some work!
Když jsme se loučili, měl jsem v krku knedlík
When we said goodbye I had a lump in my throat.
no longer satisfied with society's values:
It's hard to cope with a class of ... teenagers.
large in size, value, or importance:
The findings show a ... difference between the opinions of men and women.
very full of people or things:
a ... train/room
Winifred krmila ambice své dcery stát se chirurgem
Winifred nurtured ambitions for her daughter to be a surgeon.
to feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like:
She bitterly ... her father's new wife.
Nesnáší když musí vysvětlovat svou práci jiným lidem
He resents having to explain his work to other people.
Cítí hluboký odpor vůči svým rodičům za jeho mizerné dětství
He feels (a) deep resentment against/towards his parents for his miserable childhood.
naplnit svůj potenciál
fulfil my potential
nikdo z nich by nepřipustil, že potřebovali pomoc
none of them would admit that they needed help
vytlačil jsem všechny nežádoucí věci ze své mysli
I put all unworthy thoughts out of my mind.
byly donuceni cítit se nehodni pozornosti
they were made to feel unworthy of attention