In the meantime – до тех пор
until something expected happens, or while something else ishappening:
Your computer won't arrive till Thursday. In the meantime, you can use Jude's.
In the meantime, the shares will continue to trade on the open market.
Your teacher will be here soon. In the meantime, can you get on with some reading, please?
The school will have to be rebuilt. In the meantime, teachers are using portable classrooms.
The gas supply will be restored, but in the meantime, we are preparing cold meals.
For the time being
at this time:
The union voted not to strike for the time being.
The situation seems to be peaceful, for now at least.
Note: Used to say that although one set of conditions exists now, the situation could change.
to be connected with something, or to show that something is connected with something else:
[ I always + adv/prep ] The point I’m making now relates to what I said before.
[ T ] She relates rising unemployment rates directly to government policies.
Relate to someone/something
to understand and appreciate someone or something:
The kids need a teacher who can relate to them.
"Malcolm thought people should learn to live together." "I can relate to that."
informal to be able to understand a situation or someone's feelings because you have experienced something similar yourself:
I often wake very early - I'm sure most readers over 50 can relate.
I can't relate to your experiences at school, they sound so different to my own.
It seemed like a normal television broadcast after a football match in Turkey until there were two bomb blasts that killed 38 people.
the situation of being alone, often by choice:
He prefers the solitude of the country to the chaos of the city.
Solitary A solitary person or thing is the only person or thing in a place:
On the hill, a solitary figure was busy chopping down trees.
In the distance was a solitary building.
He was a solitary child (= he enjoyed being alone).
solitary walks by the river
fishing and other solitary pastimes
an activity that is done for enjoyment:
Hockey is Canada’s national pastime.
Alike (Одинакого) similar (похожий)
similar; like each other:
You and your father don’t look very much alike.
Adverb She received hundreds of letters of support from friends and strangers alike. \ People celebrate Christmas all over the world, as a religious holiday or as a time of celebration by Christians and non-Christians alike
Wrap – рАп
- to cover something or someone with paper, cloth, or other material:
She wrapped the present and tied it with a ribbon.
Wrap the chicken in foil and cook it for two hours.
If you wrap yourself in this blanket, you will stay warm.
If you wrap your fingers or arms around something, you hold it tightly:
She sat back in her chair and wrapped her arms around her knees.
to cover someone with a piece of material in order to protect them:
She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
He wrapped a towel around his shoulders.
Tie – тАй
to fasten together two pieces of string or other long, thin material, or to holdtogether with string, rope, etc.:
[ I ] This dress ties at the back.
[ T ] She tied the ribbon(рИбон лента) in a bow/knot. \ Peru is tied with Columbia as one of the world's top cocaine producers. This was one way to deal with the problem.
to finish at the same time or score the same number of points as someone or something else in a competition:
Jane and I tied for first place.
The score is tied (up) at 3 to 3.
Scoff - скАф
to speak about someone or something in a way which shows that you have no respect for that person or thing:
The coach scoffed at the notion that he was about to resign.
The critics scoffed at his paintings.
Years ago people would have scoffed at the idea that cars would be built by robots.
uk us scarf informal to eat something quickly and eagerly:
I baked a huge cake this morning, and the kids scoffed the lot.
Noun Despite the scoffs of her colleagues, the experiment was completely successful.
Let’s do an illustrative example to clarify things. \It's far easier to clarify things face to face rather than in a phone call.
You got me beat here
Please help me get to the bottom of something that's been keeping me up at night.
If I can get to the bottom of why something gets in the way of my happiness I might be able to beat it.
Incorporate - инкОрпорэйт
to include something within something else:
This aircraft incorporates several new safety features.
Suggestions from the survey have been incorporated into/in the final design.
Rigid \ Flexible
stiff or fixed; not able to be bent or moved:
a rigid steel and concrete structure
I was rigid with (= stiff and unable to move because of) fear.
not able to be changed or persuaded:
disapproving We were disappointed that they insisted on such a rigid interpretation of the rules.
RigidityCables lack the rigidity of wires.
not permitting any change:
rigid rules of behavior
I keep to a rigid schedule.
able to change or be changed easily according to the situation:
My schedule is flexible - I could arrange to meet with you any day next week.
FlexibilityThe advantage of this system is its flexibility.
You can improve your flexibility by exercising.
FlexiblyToday's schedule of events is organized flexibly so that people can decide for themselves what they want to do.