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Captulos revisados do livro de ingls

Chapter 1

With any luck - used before describing an event or a result that you are hoping for

With any luck (= I hope that) we should get to Newcastle by early evening.
The luck of the draw - to be the result of chance and something that you have no control

You can't choose who you play against - it's just the luck of the draw.
Take pot luck - to accept or choose from whatever is available, without knowing
whether it will be good or not
Be out of luck - Having bad fortune, experiencing a misfortune, as in You're out
of luck if you want a copy; we just sold the last one.
Beginner`s luck sorte de principiante
Push your luck - to try too hard to get a particular result and risk losing what
you have achieved (usually negative) Don't push your luck - they've agreed to
pay your travel expenses, I don't think it would be wise to ask for more money.
No such luck - the situation or event did not develop as you hoped it would I
believed that was the end of the conversation, but no such luck he just kept
on talking.
By a stroke of luck - Fig. a bit of luck; a lucky happening. I had a stroke of luck and

found Tom at home when I called. He's not usually there. Unless I have a stroke of luck, I'm
not going to finish this report by tomorrow.


Mane - 1 crina. 2 juba. 3 cabelo comprido

Flipper - 1 barbatana. 2 membro natatrio (das focas, tartarugas), nadadeira (de baleia). 3

sl mo. 4 Brit p-de-pato: calado de borracha em forma de p de pato, que os nadadores

adaptam aos ps para melhor se deslocarem na gua.
Fin - 1 barbatana, nadadeira, asa (de peixe). 2 asa de avio, estabilizador. 3
Tech rebarba de fundio. 4 Amer sl nota de cinco dlares. vt+vi (ps, pp
finned) 1 cortar as barbatanas. 2 mover as barbatanas. 3 bater a gua com as
barbatanas ou a cauda.
Scale - 1 escama. 2 camada fina, crosta. 3 Ent cochonilha. vi 1 escamar,
remover escamas. 2 descascar. to scale of esfoliar.
Claw - 1 unha afiada, garra. 2 pata com unhas afiadas. 3 pinas, tesouras de
caranguejo, etc. 4 coll mo. 5 Tech garra, unha de martelo. 6 arranho. vt+vi
arranhar, ferir, rasgar, prender com garras. claw me and Ill claw you fig
olho por olho. to claw at agarrar-se a ou rasgar com as unhas ou garras. to
claw of 1 livrar-se de. 2 Naut afastar-se da costa. to claw ones way up
vencer com garra
Beak - 1 bico (de ave). 2 parte similar em outros animais (como a tartaruga). 3
esporo, proa dos navios antigos. 4 bico, ponta, boca de qualquer vasilhame. 5
promontrio. 6 sl nariz adunco. 7 chifre (de bigorna). 8 colher (de frceps). 9
Mus bocal (de instrumento de sopro). 10 Archit biqueira. vt+vi bicar: a) dar
bicadas em. b) picar com o bico.
Hoof - 1 casco, unha de animais. 2 pata. 3 animal de casco. 4 improviso.
vt+vi 1 coicear. 2 andar a p. 3 fig dar pontap. 4 danar. on the hoof a)
vivo, em p (gado). b) de improviso, de maneira improvisada. to hoof out
despedir, mandar embora.
Hide - 1 pele, couro cru. 2 coll pele humana. vt coll bater, espancar.
Tusk - presa, dente comprido (de elefante). vt ferir, perfurar com dente ou
Paw - 1 pata, p de animal. 2 coll mo, manopla. 3 arch caligrafia. vt+vi 1
manusear desajeitadamente. 2 bater com as patas, escarvar. 3 coll tocar com
as mos, especialmente de forma rude ou sexual. paws of! tire as patas da!

whale of a time

A very enjoyable experience, as in We had a whale of a time in Puerto Rico . This idiom
alludes to the largest mammal to describe something very large and impressive.
Make a real dogs dinner
To make a real mess of something, to do something badly
Let the cat out of the bag
Reveal a secret

snake in the grass

a treacherous person, esp. one who feigns friendship.

rabbit on
Meaning: to talk for a long time, esp. about things that aren't important

Stop rabbiting on about nothing, will you, and go to sleep.

hen party
a party or gathering for women only.

Thigh coxa
Elbow cotovelo
Shoulder ombro
Heel calcanhar
Rib costela
Chin queixo
Skull crnio
Thumb polegar
Hip quadril
Wrist pulso
Palm palma da mo
Waist cintura
Ankle tornozelo
Calf panturrilha
Cheek bochecha
Shin - canela
Creep rastejar

creep verb
/krip/ v [I usually + adverb or preposition] (crept, crept)
to move slowly, quietly and carefully, usually in order to avoid being noticed
She turned off the light and crept through the door.

Someone was creeping around outside my window.

The spider crept up the wall.
The traffic was creeping along at a snail's pace.

Hobble mancar

hobble verb ( WALK )


/ v

[I usually + adverb or preposition] to walk in an awkward way, usually because

the feet or legs are injured
The last time I saw Rachel she was hobbling around with a stick.
Some of the runners could only manage to hobble over the finishing line.

Limp - verb ( PROCESS/THING )

/lmp/ v
[I + adverb or preposition] informal to move or develop slowly and with
The little boat limped slowly towards the shore.
After limping along for almost two years, the economy is starting to show signs
of recovery.

glare verb ( LOOK )

/gler /

/gler/ v [I]

to look directly and continuously at someone or something in an angry way

She glared angrily at everyone and stormed out of the room.

to shine too brightly

The sun was glaring right in my eyes.

peep verb ( LOOK )

/pip/ v
[I usually + adverb or preposition] to secretly look at something for a short
time, usually through a hole
I saw her peeping through the curtains/into the room. (espiar)
[C] the weak high noise made by young birds

glance verb ( LOOK )


/glnts/ v

[I usually + adverb or preposition] to give a quick short look

She glanced around/round the room to see who was there.
He glanced up from his book as I passed.
Could you glance over/through this letter and see if it's alright?

totter verb (cambalear)


/t.t/ v [I]

to walk in a shaky way that looks as if you are about to fall

She tottered unsteadily down the stairs in her high-heeled shoes.
Compare: stagger; teeter

to move shakily from side to side

Several tall piles of books tottered and fell.

(of a company, government, etc.) to become weaker and less likely to carry on

The industry has tottered from crisis to crisis now for two years.

tottering adjective

/t.t-/ adj

She walked slowly with tottering steps.

It was the last decision of a tottering government.

tottery adjective

/t.t-/ adj

a tottery old man

plod verb ( WALK )


/pld/ v [I + adverb or preposition] (-dd-)

to walk taking slow steps, as if your feet are heavy

We plodded through the mud.
Despite the wind and the rain, they plodded on until they reached the cottage.

plod verb ( WORK )


/pld/ v [I + adverb or preposition] (-dd-)

to work slowly and continuously, but without imagination, enthusiasm or

For years, he's plodded away at the same dull routine job.
Alex is just plodding along at school, making very little progress.

plodder noun

/pl.d/ n [C]

Dennis is a bit of a plodder, but he gets the job done in the end.

plodding adjective
/pld./ /pl.d/

stagger verb ( MOVE )

/stg.r/ /-/ v
[I usually + adverb or preposition] to walk or move with difficulty as if you are
going to fall
After he was attacked, he managed to stagger to the phone and call for help.
figurative The company is staggering under a $15 million debt and will almost
certainly collapse by the end of the year.

trip verb ( MOVE )

/trp/ v (-pp-)
[I usually + adverb or preposition] to move with quick gentle steps
She looked stunning as she tripped down the stairs in her ball gown.

trip verb ( LOSE BALANCE )

/trp/ v (-pp-)
[I or T] to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when
you are walking or running, or to cause someone to do this
He tripped and fell over, grazing his knee.
That cable is dangerous. Someone might trip over it.
He was sent off for deliberately tripping Robson when he was about to score a

stumble verb ( WALK )

/ v

[I] to step awkwardly while walking or running and fall or begin to fall
Running along the beach, she stumbled on a log and fell on the sand.

In the final straight Meyers stumbled, and although he didn't fall it was enough
to lose him first place.

[I usually + adverb or preposition] to walk in a way which does not seem

We could hear her stumbling about/around the bedroom in the dark.
He pulled on his clothes and stumbled into the kitchen.

gaze verb
/gez/ v [I usually + adverb or preposition]
to look at something or someone for a long time, especially in surprise,
admiration or because you are thinking about something else
Annette gazed admiringly at Warren as he spoke.
He spends hours gazing out of the window when he should be working.

glimpse verb (viso rpida)

/glmps/ v [T]
to see something or someone for a very short time or only partly
We glimpsed the ruined abbey from the windows of the train.

crawl verb ( rastejar )

/krl/ /krl/ v
[I] to move slowly or with difficulty, especially (of a person) with the body
stretched out along the ground or on hands and knees
The child crawled across the floor.

The injured soldier crawled to safety.

The lorry crawled noisily up the hill.
Megan has just learned to crawl.