take (sb's) temperature
to measure somebody's body temperature - đo nhiệt độ cơ thể
- Until my fever broke on the evening of my first full day the nurses would take my temperature and change my ice packs every few hours.
- If you feel sick or feverish, take your temperature as instructed by your doctor or nurse.
- The doctor will take your temperature and look at your abdomen.
- Show your child how to use a simple thermometer to take the temperature of the water.
take (sb) to court
to begin a legal case against someone - kiện ai ra tòa
- He is being taken to court by his estranged wife for non-payment of child maintenance for the two children.
- He is being taken to court by his estranged wife for non-payment of child maintenance for the two children.
- The young man claims he was brutally beaten in Garda custody, vexatiously charged with assault and taken to court.
- At Christmas Mr Wilson was warned by the finance company he could be taken to court for non-payment.
- It is the first time in years that someone has been taken to court and penalised for insulting the monarch.
take a break
to stop doing something for a short time, e.g. to eat, rest, go to the toilet, etc. - nghỉ giải lao
- You wanted to take a break in 2019 to save your damnable American Constitution from being put to the torch by Ali's legions.
- Outdoor wicker furniture provides a comfy place to take a break, and tortoiseshell shades can be lowered for privacy.
- I toyed around with the idea of waiting for awhile, until I could take a break from what I was working on.
- At first glance, that mightn't seem very favourable as many top players like to take a break after a major championship.
- Employees should take a break away from office equipment every hour or two.
take a look
to examine, inspect or look at something - quan sát, kiểm tra
- He then accompanied me downstairs to take a look at the increasingly sieve-like nature of my bathroom ceiling.
- Our first step was to put together a mood board to take a look at some palettes that had this quality.
- Let's take a look at how the motherboard is changing now and what lies in store in the near future.
- If you need a good web-mail client that won't strain your resources, this is one you'll want to take a look at.
- Many of the fears surrounding the bill are completely unjustified and baseless when you stop to take a look at it.
take a message
to write down or memorize a message for somebody - ghi chú lời nhắn, viết thư
- Debra's not here just now. Can I take a message?
- If you hadn't taken that message, I wouldn't have known the meeting was cancelled.
take a seat
to sit down on a chair, bench, sofa, etc. - ngồi xuống
- I take a seat as my eyes wander briefly to read the closed caption running across the TV screen.
- There he sees a pretty and fresh-faced young woman who asks him, in a voice slightly tinged with a foreign accent, to take a seat.
- She asked me to take a seat and I sat on the armchair beside her, perching gingerly on the front of it.
- His soft brown eyes slowly drifted to meet my very confused and puzzled gaze and with a simple wave of the hand gestured for me to take a seat.
- They decided to wait, so we asked them to take a seat and mashed a pot of tea in preparation for a chat.
take a step
to put one foot in front of the other, as when walking - bước qua trước
- If you take another step, I'll shoot you.
- He took a couple of steps towards the door, then stopped and turned around.
to do something that helps to achieve a goal - thực hiện
- You've taken an important step on the road to recovery.
- What steps is the school taking to stop this sort of bullying?
take a test
to sit an examination or do a test - làm bài kiểm tra
- All applicants to the school will take a test, with the children then divided into nine ability bands.
- In some situations, I might even demand that an employee who looks sniffly take a test, and go home if he's too contagious.
- Have you taken your driving test yet?
- Jamie's good at memorizing for tests, but he forgets everything after taking one.
to do something to achieve a goal or solve a problem - thực hiện
- Ultimately the power to take action resides with senior managers and particularly the chief executive.
- It was rumoured that Queen Victoria ordered members of the cabinet to take action to end the liaison.
- We believe this was an attempt to burn the building down and are calling on the police to take action and patrol the area more.
- We saw the iceberg coming but we were too busy dancing in the ballroom to take action to avoid it.
- Now the general secretariat can only take action on the initiative of the prime minister.
to do what somebody advises you to do - nhận lời khuyên
- Mr and Mrs Waddington are to take advice over plans to launch legal action against the company which sold them the tumble dryer.
- Who better to take advice from than the experienced people who make their living from tourism?
- Make sure you take advice from a solicitor who will be able to tell you if an agency is trying to diddle you or not!
- An autocratic leadership style and a seeming unwillingness to take advice is not helpful either.
- As a party we are here to serve people, to give advice and assistance and to take advice as well.
take care of
to care for or look after somebody or something - chăm sóc
- I didn't shower, or get dressed, or take care of myself for near on a week.
- Protect and take care of your body as best you can, it's the only thing you are sure to have forever.
- Sometimes one nurse has to take care of two critically ill patients at the same time.
- They will take care of the birds for some time by providing feed and other requirements.
- I decided since it was such an important deal I would take care of it for him.
to exercise your body for health or fitness - tập thể dục
- Sir Liam said he was keen to encourage people to take exercise in a variety of forms, not just gym workouts or long-distance runs.
- I have scarce stirred to take exercise for four or five days, so it's no wonder I had the mulligrubs.
- Mary Allison is warning that toddlers are being turned into slobs by parents who do not make them take exercise.
to write notes in a lecture or when reading - ghi chú
- This guy in his mid to late twenties greeted us all, gave us notepads to take notes and began to speak.
- It's too difficult to take notes with a stylus, and the keyboards for these devices are separate pieces of equipment.
- You go to classes all day long and take notes and participate in group discussions.
- I'll attend and take notes and will probably come up with something bloggable.
- If you need to take notes in the field, then a slate or a convertible tablet may be a better choice for your company.
to pay attention to something - chú ý
- This has been enough to get some people in the automotive world to take notice.
- I had thought that if I caught her off guard then she would take notice and try to scold me.
- As she began her rise in the political world, the media began to take notice.
- Only a slight pool of a shimmering silver liquid on the floor made him stop and take notice.
- I just hope they will take notice of warning signs we have put up and look out for them on the roads.
to be involved, or to participate in something - tham gia
- I don't believe there was a just reason for them not allowing me to take part in the race.
- If we felt that it is no longer in the interests of our children to take part then we would have no choice but to withdraw.
- Only two actors can work today because the rest have to take part in a school sports day.
- There is no burning desire by the rank and file members of a party to take part in the selection processes.
- On the exchange visits pupils are able to take part in work experience in their host country.
to happen or occur - diễn ra
- On the contrary, it is only by virtue of the irrational and anarchic nature of the profit system that such a development could take place.
- This reversion can take place on whole sides of leaves, or as sectors running from the midrib to the margin.
- An unusual auction of apiary equipment is set to take place at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, at Murton Park, York, tomorrow.
- The company made further contact with the customer and with their agreement arranged for the reconnection to take place tomorrow.
- Yu credits his network of creative friends that allowed this event to take place as an example of how we can get involved.
take pride in
to be proud of your talent, skills, work, achievements, etc. - tự hào, được tuyên dương
- I take pride in being a thief, and what's more, I am the best dip in the States.
- The Malagasy however still take pride in their ancient royal history and institutions.
- As children gain mastery in real skills, they should take pride in their accomplishments.
- With the right support, we can all take pride in our achievements, whether they are in the classroom or on a playing field.
- It is important to take pride in ourselves, our appearance, our conduct and our work.
take sb's place
to replace somebody, or to do something instead of somebody else - thay thế vị trí của ai
- Well, no one was challenging my position so I would keep it until someone was ready to take my place.
- Ultimately when I retired there were plenty of them in position to take my place.
- After I was stood down no relief teachers were employed to take my place.
- When you stumble, there are a billion others, bloodthirstily waiting to take your place.
- Any player who cannot play, please inform your club captain, so a reserve pair can take your place.
to think that somebody or something is important or deserves your full attention - quan tâm/ để tâm nhiều
- Their feeling is that the core theme of the movie is too fluffy to take seriously, and isn't worthy of making into a movie.
- Sampson contends that social constructionism has failed to take seriously the notion of embodiment.
- Yet they implied the existence of quarks, which seem to be as real as any other objects that we take seriously.
- What I want to see are holy bishops who take seriously the spiritual condition of both the victims and the accused.
- We need to take seriously their steadfast refusal to admit even their most obvious mistakes.
If people take turns, they do something one after the other, or alternately - tới lượt
- Family branches take turns to host the ceremony, with the expenditure shared by the whole village.
- My brother and I always used to go out and play against each other, we used to take turns to take shots and go in goal.
- On school days the children s parents had to take turns bringing in turf for the school fire.
- On weekends we'd take turns cruising the various town and villages in our neck of the woods.
- He also encouraged the nine supporting vocalists to take turns soloing throughout the set.
take your time
to take as long as you like, without rushing - bình tĩnh, từ từ
- By all means take your time, and if he doesn't see it that way, c'est la vie.
- You could go from A to B directly, walking fast, neglecting the scenery, or instead you could choose to take your time.
- So take your time and find your own inner and outer beauty, don't force it to change just to leave a lasting impression on people.
- You can cram for the exam at a one-week boot camp or take your time and learn gradually.
- One extreme is to take your time to plan, be stealthy and sneak around in the dark to avoid all confrontation.
a reduction in the rate of taxation - giảm thuế
- The ink isn't even dry on their most recent deficit-busting tax cut, and they're already licking their chops over their next one.
- He had given a speech about the tax cut and education in Connecticut and he was bouncy.
- He thinks a tax rebate this summer combined with an overall tax cut for the middle and upper middle class will jump-start the sagging economy.
- A short-term tax cut will increase the spendable income of all taxpayers, possibly stimulating new-vehicle sales.
- The President's tax cut was well timed, and along with the automatic stabilizers, helped mitigate the recession.
tell sb the time
to tell somebody what time it is - nói giờ
- Crystal ware in delightful shapes is a perennial attraction, along with aesthetically designed desk clocks that do more than just tell the time.
- With only the ceiling lights for illumination, the soldier couldn't tell the time of day.
- Arab craftsmen produced complex astronomical instruments, astrolabes, which helped them plot the positions of the stars and tell the time of day.
- A supermarket worker was able to tell the time on a digital watch but not on the analogue clock in the staff canteen.
- Mechanical watches also require servicing every three years to keep the watch working in good condition and tell the time accurately.
tell the difference
to notice differences and be able to distinguish between similar things - nêu sự khác biệt
- He mentioned in passing that as a kid here he could tell the difference between the footprints of foxes, groundhogs and raccoons.
- And since all mined diamonds have inclusions, flaws, and birthmarks, under magnification a trained jeweler can tell the difference.
- How to tell the difference between a phony bill of goods and the genuine article.
- I find it increasingly hard to tell the difference between believers and non-believers.
- And how can we tell the difference between marketing hype and the complex actualities of production and consumption?
a budget that severely limits the amount of money that can be spent - thắt chặt chi tiêu
- We are now overdrawn in our bank account because we are living on such a tight budget and rely on the tax credits.
- The three-year experimental program is slated to end this summer, and because of the state's tight budget situation, may not be renewed.
- If you are on a tight budget, consider installing a hydrofoil stabilizer on the lower unit of your outdrive or outboard.
- For those on a tight budget who enjoy a quiet ogle every now and again the place deserves support.
- We are on a tight budget and I cannot afford a professional decorator to come to the home.
tell the truth
to say what's true or what really happened - nói sự thật
- To tell the truth, I couldn't glimpse a trace of any such crisis in the mesmerizing flow of this work.
- Well, to tell the truth, I did remember that in Ireland potatoes are called murphies, but I hadn't heard of Spud Murphy.
- You're a dumped, legitimately confused guy who made a booty call and happened to tell the truth about it to someone who wasn't prepared to deal.
- To tell the truth, folks, there are so many debates running in parallel here that I'm inclined to give up the ghost.
- And under the juror oath to tell the truth about prior arrests, he also seemed to have an agenda.
a schedule with very little time between appointments, meetings, etc. - lịch trình bận rộn
- Dr Arnmon addressed ambulatory surgery for patients with diabetes, saying that a tight schedule is never a reason to perform a procedure.
- An increasingly tight schedule meant that there was no room for quibbles about the job description.
- A leaky valve and a tight schedule are causing NASA some headaches.
- The extended editions also had a tight schedule at the start of each year to complete special effects and music.
the most important of several issues, goals, tasks, etc. - ưu tiên hàng đầu
- But in a market where bond yields are tightening and inflation is low, returns are the top priority for investors.
- Kenny's top priority was, at all times building up unity, team spirit and pride in the jersey.
- Politeness and manners were important but etiquette was not a top priority.
- I can see this driving a wedge between us and local businesses when our top priority ought to be public safety.
- The other top priority agenda in Hong Kong is the general agreement on trade in services and non-agricultural market access.
the fastest speed that something can travel at - vận tốc tối đa
- With a top speed quoted at 190 mph, this is the fastest soft-top that the company has ever produced.
- This results in a top speed of 104 mph and the dash from 0-62 is covered in 11.08 seconds.
- The plane, with a top speed of just 30 mph crashed at least once in trials but flew on other occasions.
- I sat in the front car and the roller coaster went on an immediate descent, lurching forward at top speed.
- My fish is as mad as a box of Frogs, he just swims at top speed around the tank and then lies shagged out on the bottom for ages.
to travel without much luggage - du lịch ít hành lí
- The website could provide you with some helpful hints and advice so that you can travel light and still look stylish at your destination.
- It also means passengers can travel light on long-haul flights and don't cram cabins with suits or full-length dresses.
- You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
- The Rapid hatch already had a huge luggage capacity so losing a bit of that for the sake of a perter rear end doesn't exactly mean you'll have to travel light.
- The Rapid hatch already had a huge luggage capacity, so losing a bit of that for the sake of a perter rear end doesn't mean you'll have to travel light.
turn a corner
to go around a corner - rẽ vào
- An old beer parlour and hotel sits downtown, and you can't turn a corner without finding a house of worship.
- They turn a corner of the hedge maze and find the statue of Theo's bride.
- Turn a corner and we were faced with a whole street full of quite beautiful patisserie shops.
to turn your body or head so that you're facing the opposite way - quay lại
- Riley starts to push me forward, but I turn around and push his hands off of me.
- He'd make a powerful traverse, knock off a good-sized avalanche, then turn around and make a few turns where the slide had scoured.
- So there's no evidence at all that the expansion will stop and turn around and go to a big crunch.
- Four short years is not enough to turn around the social deficit that National created.
- The canyon was too narrow for the horses to turn around, or even stand side by side.