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english expressions

TO DELVE

cavar

SPIFFY (DAPPER, DASHING, JAUNTY, NATTY, RAFFISH, RAKISH, SNAPPY, SPRUCE)

marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners)

“a dapper young man”;

“a jaunty red hat”

MOUTHY (GOBBY)

Overly talkative and loud

SNICKER AT (SNIGGER AT)

laugh quietly (a disrespectful laugh)

HIP

pelvis

POLITICAL ALLY

aliado político

LEISURE

time free fom work and duties

DICTATORSHIP

ditadura

TO SOAR

to go or move upward

“the dollar soared against the yen”

FILTHY

sujo, encardido

LAY THA TABLE

pôr a mesa

SCARCELY

barely

TO STEM FROM

to originate in

The increase in the national debt stems from the last war”

SLIM

in small quantity

“your chances are slim”

NO SOONER

just as soon as

creating smoking screens (?)
comisions – encomendas (?)

Anúncios

english words / expressions of the day

DWELL

originate – The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

harp – Don’t dwell on the past

inhabit – This kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean

GRASP

unterstanding – He has a good grasp of accounting practices

a firm controlling influence – a terrible power has her in its grasp

ALTHOUGH

apesar de

THEREFORE

conseqüentemente

EYE DISEASES

cataract – myopia – nearsightedness

farsightedness – astigmatism – prebyopia

BLURRED

desfocado

BLURRED

blurred

ZAP

delete – a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact

TO SCULPT

STITCHES – “pontos”

GLARE

great brightness – A sensation caused by light within the visual field that is brighter than the level of light to which the eyes are adapted, causing annoyance, discomfort or loss in visual performance.

HALOS

A complication of refractive surgery in which the patient sees additional rings around lights at night. Halos are subjective experiences that often decrease with time.

WARPING – distorção

MARRED

having the surface damaged or disfigured

“walls marred by graffiti”

TO DISCERN

TO GET SIDETRACKED
“hinged” ?

“flap” ?