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Unit 13


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brittle
křehký
chip
odlomit / odštípnout / úlomek
compact
(n.) A formal agreement between two or more parties; (v.) To join or pack closely together; (adj.) Tightly packed, occupying a small space
crush
tlačenice / nával (people)
dissolve
rozpustit se
fabric
tkanina / látka
flake
loupat se
friction
tření
lump
dát dohromady
mould
modelovat / plíseň / forma (na něco)
opaque
neprůhledný / neprůsvitný
scrub
vyčistit / vydrhnout
speck
smítko / skvrnka
stroke
pohladit / pohlazení
texture
struktura / charakter (látky, povrchu)
built-up
zastavěný
evict
vystěhovat
skyline
ponoráma / horizont
suburban
předměstský
board up
cover a window or door with wooden boards
close up
lock the doors of a building or business
come out
be removed from something such as clothing or cloth by washing or rubbig; have a particular result or end in a particular way
cut out
remove something from a larger piece by cutting; stop eating something or doing something, especially because it is bad for your health
fix up
clean, repair or decorate something
knock/pull/tear down
destroy a building or wall
prop up
stop something from falling by putting something under it or against it; help a goverment, system, organisation, etc continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support
put in
fix something such as equipment in the place where it will be used and make it ready to use; make an official request, claim, offer, etc
put up
build something such as a wall, fence or house; let someone stay in your house
take down
separate a large structure into pieces; write down information or a statement
water down
add water to a drink or liquid in order to make it less strong, dilute; make something such as a statement or newspaper article less offensive, powerful or detailed
wear down
make something gradually disappear or become thinne by using or rubbing it; make someone gradually lose their energy or confidence
a home from home
a place where you feel as relaxed as you do in your own home
blot on the landscape
something that makes a place look less attractive, for example an ugly building
commuter belt
area surrounding a large city where many people who work in that city live
concrete jungle
unpleasant part of the city where there are a lot of ugly buildings close together
home sweet home
used for saying that you are happy to be back in your own home
in the sticks
in an area far from the town or city
make yourself at home
feel relaxed and behave in the same way as you do in your own
on the street
with no place to live
on the town
spending the evening enjoying yourself in bars, clubs, theatres, etc
satellite town
town or city that is close to and depends on a larger city
householder
majitel domu / hlava domácnosti
immaterial
nehmotný / nepodstatný
metallic
kovový
objectionable
nežádoucí / nepřijatelný
unobjectionable
nezávadný
rigid
tuhý / strnulý
roundabout
nepřímý / kruhový objezd / kolotoč
roundly
kulatě / hrubě, na rovinu, naplno (e.g. to say)
slippage
skluz
solidify
ztuhnout / upevnit
solidity
solidnost (moral) / tuhost
spacing
řádkování / odstup / rozestavení
substantiate
dokázat / opodstatnit
substantiation
opodstatnění
writer's block
A usually temporary psychological inability to begin or continue work on a piece of writing.
bricks and mortar
building/s
take the floor
To rise to deliver a formal speech, as to an assembly.
floor show
a series of entertainments, such as singing, dancing, and comedy acts, performed in a nightclub
floorboard
podlažní deska
move house
přestěhovat se
on the house
na účet podniku
leave no stone unturned
To make every possible effort
housekeeping
hospodářství (s něčím, NE farma)
housekeeper
hospodyně
quick off the mark
quick starting or reacting
hit the mark
to be correct, suitable, or successful
smooth sailing
a situation where progress is made without any difficulty.
surface area
plocha povrchu
set the table
to place plates, glasses, napkins, etc., on the table before a meal.
get tough with
to deal forcefully with or refuse to yield to (a person).
tough luck
That is too bad. (Said as a reply to someone relating an unfortunate situation.) / I do not have any sympathy for your problems
tough love
a method of helping someone to change their behaviour by treating them in a very severe way
window dressing
úprava výlohy
ditto
totéž / opakování toho samého / jako dřív
hitherto
až dosud