To bring smb to one's or to his senses

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To bring smb to one's or to his senses

to bring smb roundto cause smb to regain consciousness or remember his surroundings, e. g. Some cold water on her face might bring her round (bring her to herself/to her senses). The sudden sound of the train whistle brought me to myself; I had not known how far I had been walking, deep in thought.

to bring up 1) to educate; raise (a child), e. g. My aunt brought up four children. 2) to mention or introduce (a subject), e. g. Your suggestion will be brought up at the next meeting.


to bring up to dateto advance the knowledge of smb, to bring smth. level, esp. in time, e. g. We must try to bring Mother more up to date with modern styles, and persuade her not to wear such old-fashioned clothes.


2. alarmn 1) a call to arms or action; a warning of danger, e. g. When the people in the street noticed the clouds of smoke coming out of the window, they gave the alarm. 2) a sudden feeling of fear and excitement because of the possible approach of danger, e. g. The mother rushed out of the house in alarm when she heard her son crying loudly in the yard.

an alarm bell,e. g. The soldiers were roused from their sleep by the sound of the alarm bell.

an alarm clocka clock that will ring and wake up a person at any time he wishes, e. g. I didn't hear the alarm clock and overslept.

a false alarma hoax, e. g. There is nothing to be panicky about, it was a false alarm.

a fire-alarm,e. g. No sooner had they seen the flame than they sounded the fire-alarm. .

to raise an alarm,e. g. Those who raise false alarms will get no help when help is needed.

alarmvt to arouse to a sense of danger, e. g. The whole world is alarmed by these events.

alarminga exciting fear or anxiety, e. g. The news was


alarmistn a panic-monger, e. g. He's often subject to panic.

An alarmist, that's what he is.


3. fuss (often about)vi to get nervous or excited, e. g. He fussed continually. Don't fuss over the children so much! She fussed about, scarcely able to hide her impatience.

fussn unnecessary or irritating activity, especially in small matters, e. g. Why make a fuss!

to make a fuss about (over) smtb toshow too much anxiety ornervousness about smth. e. g. Why make all that fuss about trifles?

to make a fuss of smbto pay all sorts of little attentions to a person, e. g. They made a fuss of their guest, eager to please him.

fussya paying too much attention to little, unimportant things, e. g. The old lady was so fussy, nothing seemed to satisfy her. She's a fussy housewife.


to be fussy about smth,e. g. Should we be fussy about our clothes or food?


4. losevt/i to have no longer; to be deprived of, as to lose one's money (life, mind, balance, job, etc.), e. g. The boy lost his parents in the war. The poor man has lost a leg in the battle. The boy lost 5 pence in a bet. I've lost the key to my suitcase.

to lose sight (track) of smb (smth)not to know where smb (smth) is, e. g. I lost sight of the boy in the crowd. The policemen lost track of the thief.

to lose one's temperto get angry or impatient, e. g. Don't lose your temper, try to control yourself.

to lose one's place(in a book, etc.) to be unable to find the line, paragraph, etc. at which one stopped reading, e. g. "Go on reading!" "I beg your pardon I lost my place. I'll be ready in a moment."

to be lost in thought (wonder, admiration)to be absorbed in, e. g. The girl was gazing at the picture, lost in admiration.

to be lost upon smbto fail to impress or attract the attention of smb, e. g. My hints were lost upon my friend, he failed to notice any of them.

to lose one's headto become confused or excited, e. g. She lost her head at the sight of the fire and started screaming in­stead of acting (being useful).

to lose one's heart to smbto fall in love with smb, e. g. Do you know that Jack has lost his heart to Gwendolen ?

to lose heartto feel discouraged; to lose courage, e. g. Jim lost heart after his failing the exam for the third time.

lossn the act or fact of losing or having lost smth, e. g. The death of Jim's, friend was a great loss to him. Loss of health is worse than loss of wealth. The soldier died from loss of blood. Do it without any loss of time. The regiment suffered heavy losses.

to be at a lossto be puzzled and perplexed, not to know what to do, e. g. Nellie was seldom or never at a loss.


5. addictn a person who is unable to free himself from a harmful habit, 05 a drug addict, a TV addict, a coffee addict

addicted (to) a in need or in the habit of having, e. g. She's addicted to reading detective stories.

addictionn the state of being addicted or an example of this, e. g. Does he have any other addictions besides smoking?



addictivea causing addiction, habit-forming, e. g. Drinking coffee or eating chocolate can be addictive.


6. involvevt 1) to cause smb or srnth to take part or be mixed up (in trouble, a difficult condition, etc.), e. g. Don't involve me in your fights, please. They are deeply involved in debt 2) to have as a necessary result, e. g. The new design is involving me in a lot of extra work.

involvementn the condition of being involved-, e. g. His in­volvement with that woman brought him nothing but trouble.

involveda 1) complicated in form, etc., e. g. It's a very in­volved story and I kept getting confused. 2) (of people) closely concerned in relationships and activities with others, esp. in a personal relationship, e. g. He's deeply involved with her and wants to get married.


7. sophisticateda 1) having lost natural simplicity through experience of the world, as with sophisticated taste, sophisti­cated clothes, e. g. I feel rather gauche among all these sophis­ticated people. She wears very sophisticated clothes. Some so­phisticated device was used to defuse the bomb. 2) (of mental activity) cultured, elaborate, as a sophisticated discussion/argu­ment

sophisticationn the state of being sophisticated or an example of this, e. g. She entered the room with an air of great sophistication.


8. valuen 1) the worth of smth. in money or as compared with other goods for Which it might be changed, e. gr.The value of the British pound is less than it was 50 years ago. Jewels are articles of value; they are articles of great value. 2) worth com­pared with the amount paid (often in the value for money), e. g. If your coat wore out in less than a year it certainly wasn't good value; it was poor value for money. 3) the (degree of) useful­ness of'smth, esp, in comparison with other things, e. gr. You'll find this instrument of great value in making certain kinds of measurement.

valuevt 1) to calculate the value, price, or worth of, e. g. He valued the house and its contents at 42,000 pounds. 2) to con­sider smb or smth to be of great worth, e. g. Young people don't always value the advice given them by their parents.


valuablea of great value or use, having value , AparoaeHHufi), as a valuable book; valuable property, furniture; valuable advice, initiative, information, e. g. The book didn't cost much but it is very valuable to me.

valueda regarded as of great value (уважаемый, достойный уважения; такой, которым дорожат); as a valued posses­sion, a valued friend (servant, correspondent); valued advice, help

invaluablea exceedingly valuable, as invaluable assistance, invaluable treasure

valuelessa having no value, as valueless good, e. g. You are too late with your advice, it's valueless now.

valuablesn pl, e. g. Jewellery and other valuables are usually kept in a jewel-box.


9. urgent a 1) pressing, very important, requiring immediate action, or attention, as to be in urgent need of smth; urgent re­pairs; an urgent call (letter, business, telegramme etc.),

e. g. What are the urgent issues of the day? The matter is urgent. 2) ear­nest and persistent in making a demand, as an urgent creditor, e. g. The girl's urgent entreaties had their effect.

urgevt to ask earnestly, to plead with, to recommend strong­ly, e. g. We urged him to go. All his friends are urging him to join in.

urgencyn the need for haste or immediate action, e. g. It is a matter of great urgency.


10. stuffn (informal) the material of which anything is made, usually solid substance, e. g. What is this stuff? What kind of stuff is it made of? Only very serious stuff interests him. The building was made of some funny white stuff. He is not of the stuff poets are made of.

stuffvt to pack tightly and untidily; to press tightly into smth, as to stuff a bag full, to stuff someone's head with nonsense, to stuff one's mouth full, e. g. Don't stuff anything else in, or the bag will burst. Don't stuff the child with food. She stuffed the chicken with breadcrumbs, herbs and onion.

stuffya lacking ventilation; close or oppressive, e. g. Do you mind opening the window? The room is stuffy.



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