3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 83


across /əˈkrɒs/
(pre) from one side to the other side of something
Example: I drew a line across the page.

apply /əˈplaɪ/
(v) to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a loan, permission for something, a place at a university, etc.
Example: He has applied to join the army.

bored /bɔːd/
(adj) feeling tired and impatient because you have lost interest in somebody/something or because you have nothing to do
Example: There was a bored expression on her face.

cable /ˈkeɪbl/
(n) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber, that carries electricity, phone signals, etc.
Example: The road has been dug up in order to lay cables.

client /ˈklaɪənt/
(n) a person who uses the services or advice of a professional person or organization
Example: a lawyer with many famous clients

close /kləʊs/
(adj) to put something into a position so that it covers an opening; to get into this position
Example: The President was shot at close range(= from a short distance away).

competition /ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃn/
(n) an event in which people compete with each other to find out who is the best at something
Example: We are in competition with four other companies for the contract.

confidence /ˈkɒnfɪdəns/
(n) the feeling that you can trust, believe in and be sure about the abilities or good qualities of somebody/something
Example: She has every confidence in her students' abilities.

council /ˈkaʊnsl/
(n) a group of people who are elected to govern an area such as a city or county
Example: a council member/meeting

defend /dɪˈfend/
(v) to protect somebody/something from attack
Example: The male ape defends his females from other males.

discover /dɪˈskʌvə(r)/
(v) to be the first person to become aware that a particular place or thing exists
Example: Scientists around the world are working to discover a cure for AIDS.

dump /dʌmp/
(n) to get rid of something you do not want, especially in a place that is not suitable
Example: the municipal dump

education /ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn/
(n) a process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools, colleges or universities, to improve knowledge and develop skills
Example: a college/university education

engage /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
(v) to succeed in attracting and keeping somebody’s attention and interest
Example: Their pleas failed to engage any sympathy.

fine /faɪn/
(adj) in good health
Example: a particularly fine example of Saxon architecture