apply oneself to a task


apply oneself to a task
Общая лексика: приняться за (какое-л.) дело, приступить к делу

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • apply — appliable, adj. appliableness, n. appliably, adv. applier, n. /euh pluy /, v., applied, applying. v.t. 1. to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply a theory to a problem. 2. to put to use, esp. for a particular purpose: to… …   Universalium

  • apply — ap•ply [[t]əˈplaɪ[/t]] v. plied, ply•ing 1) to make use of as relevant or suitable: to apply a theory to a problem[/ex] 2) to put to use: to apply pressure to open a door[/ex] 3) to use (a label or other designation): Don t apply that term to… …   From formal English to slang

  • apply — ► VERB (applies, applied) 1) make a formal request for something to be done, such as asking to be considered for a job. 2) bring into operation or use. 3) be relevant. 4) put (a substance) on a surface. 5) (apply oneself) put all one s …   English terms dictionary

  • apply — (v.) late 14c., to put (one s faculties, etc.) to some task or career, late 14c., from O.Fr. aploiier (12c., Mod.Fr. appliquer) apply, use, attach, from L. applicare attach to, join, connect; figuratively, devote (oneself) to, give attention,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apply — v. ( ies, ied) 1 intr. (often foll. by for, to, or to + infin.) make a formal request for something to be done, given, etc. (apply for a job; apply for help to the governors; applied to be sent overseas). 2 intr. have relevance (does not apply in …   Useful english dictionary

  • set — [set] vt. set, setting [ME setten < OE settan (akin to Ger setzen & Goth satjan < Gmc * satjan), caus. formation “to cause to sit” < base of SIT] 1. to place in a sitting position; cause to sit; seat 2. a) to cause (a fowl) to sit on… …   English World dictionary

  • dig — vb to understand, appreciate or enjoy. A word from the slang of American swing and jazz musicians which was adopted by the beat generation and thence by teenagers all over the English speaking world. It is now almost always used iron ically or… …   Contemporary slang

  • mind — [mīnd] n. [ME mynde < OE (ge)mynd, memory < IE base * men , to think > Gr menos, spirit, force, L mens, mind] 1. memory; recollection or remembrance [to bring to mind a story] 2. what one thinks; opinion [speak your mind] 3. a) that… …   English World dictionary

  • hunker down — apply oneself seriously to a task. → hunker …   English new terms dictionary

  • knuckle down — apply oneself seriously to a task. → knuckle …   English new terms dictionary

  • direct — vb 1 Direct, address, devote, apply are comparable when used reflexively with the meaning to turn or bend one s attention, energies, or abilities to something or when meaning to turn, bend, or point (as one s attention, thoughts, or efforts) to a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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