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acknowledge

to accept that something is true or exists; przyznawać; to tell someone, usually in a letter, that you have received something they sent you; potwierdzać to let someone know that you have seen them, usually by saying hello; zauważać, zwracać uwagę na

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agonise

to spend a lot of time worrying about a decision; nie móc się zdecydować, bić się z myślami

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chuckle

laugh quietly; chichotać

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conduct

the way someone behaves; zachowanie to organize or do something; przeprowadzać

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contentment

the feeling of being happy or satisfied; zadowolenie

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disillusioned

feeling disappointed because something is not as good as you thought it was; rozczarowany

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giggle

to laugh in a nervous or silly way; chichotać

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gloat

to show pleasure at your success or at someone else's failure; triumfować, chełpić się

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glum

disappointed or unhappy, and quiet; ponury, przbity

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grimace

to make your face show an expression of pain or unhappiness; wykrzywiać się, grymas

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grin

to smile a big smile; uśmiechać się, szczerzyć zęby

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inertia

If there is inertia, a situation remains the same or changes very slowly; bezwład, inercja

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manoeuvre

a movement that needs care or skill; manewr to move with care or skill; manewrować

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mock

to laugh at someone or something in an unkind way; kpić (z)

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peep

to secretly look at something for a short time, usually through a hole

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peer

to look carefully or with difficulty; przyglądać się badawczo

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rejoice

radować się

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resent

to feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like; czuć się urażonym

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resolute

determined in character, action, or ideas

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smirk

a smile that expresses satisfaction or pleasure about having done something or knowing something that is not known by someone else; uśmiechać się ironicznie

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snap

to cause something that is thin to break suddenly and quickly with a cracking sound; pękać

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administer

administrować, kierować, sprawować rządy, podawać lek

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incoulate

to give a weak form of a disease to a person or animal, usually by injection, as a protection against that disease

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nursing home

dom spokojnej starości

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plaster

gips

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prevent(at)ive medicine

medicine that emphasizes a healthy lifestyle that will prevent poor health before it occurs

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sick leave

zwolnienie lekarskie

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syringe

strzykawka

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ward

oddział

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black out

suddenly become unconscious; make a place dark by turning off all the lights

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come out in

become covered in spots

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come round

become conscious again after being unconscious; happen again; go to a place where someone is, to visit them; be persuaded to change your opinion or decision

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cotton on

begin to realise or understand something

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crease up

laugh a lot, or make someone laugh a lot

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follow up

check the health of someone who has received medical treatment; try to find out more about something

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get down

make someone feel sad or lose hope

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get over

start to feel happy or well again after something bad has happened; solve or deal with a problem

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go down (well/badly) (with sb)

produce a particular reaction

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lash out

try to hit or attack someone suddenly and violently; speak angrily to or against someone

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pass away/on

die (used to avoid saying 'die' when you think this might upset someone)

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play up

cause difficulties or pain for someone; behave badly

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pull through

manage to stay alive after you have been very ill or very badly injured; succeed in a very difficult situation, or help someone do this

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shrivel up

become smaller and thinner and not look fresh and healthy; become weaker or smaller

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summon up

manage to produce a quality or a reaction that helps you deal with a difficult situation

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ward off

do something to prevent someone or something from harming you

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put on an act

to behave or speak in a false or artificial way; udawać

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get your act together

to start to organize yourself so that you do things in an effective way; zebrać się w sobie, wziąć się w garść

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on your best behaviour

to behave extremely well and be very polite on a particular occasion

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cry yourself to sleep

to cry for a long time until you start to sleep

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cry on sb's shoulder

to tell someone about all the things that are making you sad or upset. The person you are talking to is a shoulder to cry on

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a far cry from

to be completely different from something; coś zupełnie innego, coś zupełnie odwrotnego

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drop dead

a rude way of telling someone that you are annoyed with them and want them to go away or be quiet

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dead (set) against (doing)

to be completely opposed to something

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dead and buried

zarzucony, dawno zapomniany, nie wart wracania do czegoś

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dead and gone

od dawna na tamtym świecie

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dead ahead

na wprost, tuż przed, tuż na wprost; przed dziobem (statku)

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adverse/beneficial effect

odwrotny/korzystny skutek, efekt

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feel your way

to judge where you are going by touching with your hands instead of looking; iść po omacku

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health hazard/risk

may cause or suspected of causing serious health effects; zagrożenie dla zdrowia

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kind regards

z pozdrowieniami, z uszanowaniem

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have the last laugh

to finally be successful, often after an argument or disagreement; śmiać sie ostatnim

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for a laugh

If you do something for a laugh, you do it for enjoyment

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a laugh a minute

very funny, or enjoyable. This expression is usually used in a humorous way to show that you really think someone or something is not funny or enjoyable

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take your own life

to commit suicide

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that's life

said after something bad or unlucky has happened, to express your feeling that such events will sometimes happen and have to be accepted

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this is the life

said to mean that you are very much enjoying the situation you are in

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can live with

used for saying that you can accept something

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live and let live

said to mean that people should accept the way other people live and behave, especially if they do things in a different way; żyj i pozwól żyć innym

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you live and learn

said when you hear or discover something that is surprising; człowiek uczy się przez całe życie

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live a lie

to live in a way that is dishonest because you are pretending to be something that you are not, to yourself or to other people

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live beyond/within your means

to spend more than you earn/to spend less money than you receive as income

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live to tell the tale

to successfully deal with or continue to live despite a difficult situation or experience

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medicine cabinet

a small cabinet, usually with a mirror on the front, that is attached to the wall in a bathroom; apteczka (półka na lekarstwa, np. w łazience)

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trigger a reaction

wywoływać reakcję

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adverse/gut/immediate reaction

negative, unpleasant, or harmful - reakcja niepożadana/ something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it - instynktowna reakcja / happening without any delay

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sick as a parrot

very disappointed; być do głębi rozczarowanym

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worried sick

extremely worried; być chorym ze strachu

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sick bag

torebka na wymioty

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be in for a treat

czekać na atrakcję, być podekscytowanym (czymś, co ma się stać)

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cry over spilt milk

waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed

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fly off the handle

suddenly become extremely angry without a good reason

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give sb a taste/dose of their own medicine

treat someone in the same bad way they treat other people

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give sth a miss

decide not to do sth that you usually do

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grin and bear it

accept a difficult situation without complaining or showing how you feel

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keep a straight face

remain serious and not laugh

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keep your hair on

used for telling someone not to get angry or upset

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kick yourself

be very annoyed because you have made a mistake, missed an opportunity, etc.

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let off steam

shout or do something that allows you to get rid of anger

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let sleeping dogs lie

leave a person or situation alone if they might cause you trouble

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never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth

if you are given something good, you should not complain about it or try to find things that are wrong with it

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up in arms about

angry and complaining about something

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enact

to put something into action, especially to make something law

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counteract

to reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect; przeciwdziałać

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reactionary

a person who is opposed to political or social change or new ideas

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avoidance

the act of avoiding something or someone; unikanie

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discontentment

a feeling of being unhappy and not satisfied with the situation you are in; niezadowolenie

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discontent

=discontentment

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(dis)contented

(nie)zadowlony

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derive

to get something from something else; czerpać

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derivation

źródło, pochodzenie

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