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cisza przed burzą
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the lull before the storm

zegar wybił trzykrotnie
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the clock struck three

kanapa przykryta gobelinem
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tapestry covered sofa


existing, occurring, or operating at the same time;
concurrent: simultaneous movements;
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trzask (np. łamanej gałęzi), kłapnięcie (zębów); fotka, zdjęcie
to snap AT sb
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powąchać coś
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to have a whiff of sth

nieskazitelny, nieskazitelnie czysty; w idealnym stanie
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to steal something from someone or something
Sam pinched an apple from the produce stand. We saw a pickpocket pinch a wallet from an old man.
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pinch something from someone or something

wybuch; a sudden release of strong emotion; a violent expression of feeling; a surge of activity or growth; eruption
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Stryj Joe rozłożył się na całym łóżku.
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sprawled out
Uncle Joe was sprawled out up there.

to become or cause someone to become happier, more energetic, or more active
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to perk sb up

rozchodzić się
When a person's voice or a similar sound trails away/off, it becomes quieter and less confident and then stops completely
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to trail off

to make something appear by magic, or as if by magic; to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell; o charge or entreat earnestly or solemnly; to summon by or as if by invocation or incantation
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to conjure

to spend a lot of money on buying things, especially things that are pleasant to have but that you do not need
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splash out (sth)

bezczelny, jawny, rażący, dobitny, ewidentny
brazenly obvious; flagrant: a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie; noisy especially in a vulgar or offensive manner
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to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle;
Rebecca, the victor, snuggled a bit further into the sofa.
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(especially of a young child) to cry continuously but not very loudly, or to complain all the time
His happy babbling began to turn into a grizzle.
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to grizzle

zgarnąć; to take or buy (something) in a quick and eager way.
She bent down to scoop her son up from bed.
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to scoop up

Stress is now recognised as a medical problem and as a signficant factor ___ causing coronary heart disease
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... a significant problem IN causing coronary heart disease

An honest (appraise) should be undertaken regarding the demand for the work and the price the customer is prepared to pay in reality.
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An honest APPRAISAL should be undertaken regarding the demand for the work and the price the customer is prepared to pay in reality.

5,000 miners were made redundant when the tin market collapsed.
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if someone is redundant, they have been told they must leave their job because they are no longer needed

the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
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not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
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unsustainable economic growth

based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
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Apparently, she resigned because she had an argument with her boss.

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