Adjective: в состоянии способный умеющий могущий


insofar as I am able - насколько я могу

not be able to see beyond (the end of) one's nose - не видеть дальше своего носа

not to be able to hit a barn door - быть очень плохим стрелком

able to perform a contract - способный выполнить договор

able to supply - способный обеспечить поставку

able to meet competition - конкурентоспособный

to be able to hold one's drink - уметь пить (не пьянея)

able to take 12 tricks - способный взять 12 взяток

to be able to bonify evils - уметь обращать зло в добро

are you able to come? - ты можешь прийти?

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one of my more able students - один из моих наиболее способных учеников

He will buy a new car as soon as he is able. - Он купит новый автомобиль, как только появится возможность.

Superman is able to leap tall buildings - Супермен способен перепрыгивать высокие здания.

Human beings are able to walk on two feet. - Люди способны ходить на двух ногах.

He turned out to be an able editor. - Он оказался талантливым редактором.

Robinson was an able engineer and administrator. - Робинсон был квалифицированным инженером и администратором.

She is one of the ablest lawyers in the firm. - Она является одним из самых талантливых юристов в фирме.

I had never really been able to believe that someone might want to kill me. - Я так и не смог поверить, что кто-то может иметь желание убить меня.

Every able-bodied young man served in the army. - Все крепкие молодые люди служили в армии.

Mike was by no means so able a boxer as his opponent. - Майк был отнюдь не таким умелым боксёром, как его соперник.

Children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable. - Четырнадцатилетние дети порой чрезвычайно умны и надёжны.

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Связанные термины:

over-able: too able

able-bodied: An able-bodied person is physically strong and healthy, rather than being weak or having a disability.

able-minded: intelligent and decisive

able pupil: The pupils of a school are the children who go to it.

able rating: (esp in the Royal Navy ) a rating who is qualified to perform certain duties of seamanship

able seaman: an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills . Also called: able-bodied seaman

be able to: If you are able to do something, you have skills or qualities which make it possible for you to do it.

come-at-able: easy to approach, enter, use, or understand

get-at-able: accessible

doable: If something is doable, it is possible to do it.

able-bodied seaman: an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills

un-come-at-able: not accessible

un-get-at-able: very difficult to get hold of or get close to

able to do something blindfolded: able to do something very easily, for example because of having done it many times before

not be able to run a chook raffle: to be totally incompetent

can't see the wood for the trees not be able to see the wood for the trees: If someone can't see the wood for the trees in British English, or can't see the forest for the trees in American English, they are very involved in the details of something and so they do not notice what is important about the thing as a whole .

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Однокоренные слова:

disable - запрещать, калечить, делать неспособным, лишать права, делать непригодным
enable - разрешать, давать возможность, облегчать, делать возможным
unable - неспособный
ablate - ампутировать, отсекать, авиа, подвергаться абляции

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