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thing

noun     /θɪŋ/
OBJECT [C]
A1 used to refer to an object without saying its name вещь, штука How do I switch this thing off? I need to get a few things in town.Objects - general wordsSomething, anything, nothing, and everything
PERSON [C]
B2 used to refer to a person or animal when you are expressing your feelings towards them человек, создание You look tired, you poor thing.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
IDEA [C]
A2 used to refer to an idea, event, or activity вещь, штука, событие I can't believe Nick would say such a thing! Meeting Nina was the best thing that's ever happened to me.Topics and areas of interestSomething, anything, nothing, and everything
for one thing
used to give a reason for something во-первых, потому что You can't give Amy that shirt - for one thing it's too small for her.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reasonDefining and explainingMotives and reasons
the thing is informal
B2 used to introduce a problem which relates to something that you have just said дело в том, что … I'd love to go out tonight, but the thing is, I've got to finish my report.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
a thing
B1 used instead of 'anything' in order to emphasize what you are saying ничего (в отриц. предложении) I haven't got a thing to wear!Something, anything, nothing, and everything
have a thing about sth/sb informal
to like or dislike something or someone very much питать слабость /неприязнь к чему-либо/кому-либо He's got a thing about blonde women.LikingNot liking
it's a good thing informal
B2 If it is a good thing that something happened, it is lucky that it happened. к счастью [+ (that)] It's a good thing that Jo was there to help you.Chance and randomness
first/last thing informal
at the beginning/end of the day первым делом утром/напоследок перед сном I'll phone him first thing and tell him I can't come. She likes a glass of milk last thing at night.EarlyLate
be sb's thing informal
If an activity or subject is someone's thing, they are very interested in it and like doing it. быть интересным для кого-либо Jogging's just not my thing - I prefer team sports.Topics and areas of interestExcited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of thing from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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