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for

preposition     strong /fɔːr/ weak /r/
GIVEN/USED
A1 intended to be given to or used by someone or something для I've bought a few clothes for the new baby. parking for residents onlyGoals and purposesReplacing and exchanging
PURPOSE
A2 having a particular purpose для a cream for dry skin What are those large scissors for?Goals and purposes
BECAUSE OF
A2 because of or as a result of something за, из-за [+ doing sth] I got fined for travelling without a ticket. Scotland is famous for its spectacular countryside.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
TIME/DISTANCE
A1 used to show an amount of time or distance в течение, на протяжении We drove for miles before we found a phone box. I've been living with my parents for a few months.Describing when something happened or will happen
GET
A2 in order to get or achieve something за, для, на I've sent off for an application form. We had to wait for a taxi.Goals and purposes
HELP
B1 in order to help someone для I'll carry those bags for you.
OCCASION
A2 on the occasion of в честь We're having a party for Jim's 60th birthday.Describing when something happened or will happen
AT A TIME
A2 at a particular time на I've booked a table for 9 o'clock.Describing when something happened or will happen
IN EXCHANGE
A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money за, на How much did you pay for your computer? I'd like to change it for a smaller one.Replacing and exchanging
SUPPORT
B2 supporting or agreeing with someone or something за Who did you vote for? There were 16 people for the motion and 14 against.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
REPRESENT
B1 representing or working with a country, organization, etc за, на, от He plays football for Cambridge United. She works for a charity.
TOWARDS
A2 towards or in the direction of в, на, к Just follow the signs for the airport.Describing movement towards
COMPARE
when compared to a particular fact для She's quite tall for her age.Comparing and contrasting
MEANING
A2 meaning or representing something для, вместо, за What's the German word for 'cucumber'?Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
RESPONSIBILITY
used to say whose responsibility something is обозначает чью-либо ответственность, передается дат. падежом и инфинитивом I can't tell you whether you should go or not - that's for you to decide.Duty, obligation and responsibility
for all
despite несмотря на For all her qualifications, she's useless at the job.Connecting words which express a contrast
for all I care/know
used to say that a fact is not important to you меня это не интересует He could be married by now, for all I care.Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me'
for now
used to say that something should happen or be done now but can be changed later пока что Just put everything on the table for now.Describing when something happened or will happen
be for it UK informal ( UK/US be in for it)
to be in trouble мне/тебе/ему и т. д. попадет If Hilary finds out I'll be for it!Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of for from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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