1) вещь, предмет

What is this thing for? — Для чего эта вещь?

What is that big thing on the shelf? — Что это за большой предмет на полке?

Is that thing yours? — Это ваша вещь?

- small thing
- strange thing
- cheap things
- among other things
- enjoy all the good things in the world
- make things with one's hands
2) (обыкновенно pl) вещи, имущество

His things are always lying all over. — Его вещи вечно всюду разбросаны.

Where are my things? — Где мои вещи?

- keep one's things in one place
- put one's things in order
- pack one's things
3) (обыкновенно pl) нательные вещи, одежда

She had her things on and was ready to go. — Она была уже одета и готова выходить.

I haven't a thing to wear. — Мне совсем нечего носить.

- buy some new things for smb
- put on one's things
- take off one's things
- leave one's things in the cloakroom
- leave one's things on the bank
4) (обыкновенно pl) еда

Do we have any nice things for tea? — У нас к чаю есть что-нибудь вкусное?

There was not a thing to eat in the house. — Есть в доме было нечего.

- avoid sweet and starchy things
5) (обыкновенно pl) принадлежности (для определенной цели)
- cooking things
- one's shopping things
- clear breakfast things from the table
- wash tea things
6) событие, явление, факт, случай

There is no such thing as this. — Такого явления не существует.

I don't like that sort of things. — Мне такие вещи не нравятся.

Strange things sometimes happen. — Иногда происходят странные вещи.

- thing of the past
- one thing and another
- worry over every little thing
- take things easy
- take things as they come
- call things by their proper names
- see things in a different light
- look at things from this point of view
- one thing leads to another
7) поступок, действие

It is the last thing I want to do. — Я совсем не хочу так поступать.

That is not the right thing to do. — Так поступать нельзя.

I'll ring you up the first thing in the morning. — Я тебе позвоню сразу же утром.

- be careful in all things
- do the proper thing at the proper time
- it was a dangerous thing to do
- best thing to do
8) (обыкновенно pl) обстоятельства, обстановка, состояние дел

How are things? — Как идут дела? /Какова обстановка?

Things cannot go on like this. — Так это не может продолжаться.

Things may go wrong. — Все может сорваться/пойти не так, как задумано.

Things look bad. — Дела выглядят из рук вон плохо. /От нынешнего состояния дел ничего хорошего ждать нельзя.

- state of things
- think things over
- reason things out
- straighten things out
- simplify things
- as things go
- things have changed greatly
9) дело

It is not an easy thing to do. — Это нелегкое дело.

I have several things to attend to. — Мне надо еще кое-что сделать/у меня еще несколько дел.

- give up the thing
10) нечто, что-то

It is the wrong thing. — Это совсем не то, что надо.

It is the funniest thing I've ever heard. — Никогда в жизни не слышал ничего более смешного.

We talked about a hundred things. — Мы говорили о множестве разных вещей.

- worst thing
- important thing
- best thing
- convenient thing
- all sorts of things
- say one thing and mean another
- say the wrong thing
- say the first thing that comes to smb's head
11) суть, сущность
- thing is ...
- know a thing or two about smth
(1.) For thing USAGE (5.), (6.); see case I. n; USAGE (2.). (2.) For thing USAGE (5.); See story, n (3.) For thing USAGE (5.); See history, n; USAGE (4.).

Большой англо-русский учебный словарь сочетаемости. . 2010.

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