better

ˈbetə

Перевод:

Adjective: лучший больший более подходящий высший
Adverb: лучше больше полностью основательно
Verb: улучшаться улучшать поправляться поправлять
Noun: держащий пари

Фразы:

better feelings - лучшие чувства

all the better, so much the better - тем лучше

you'd be all the better (for)... - вам не мешало бы...

none the better (for) - ничуть не лучше

change for the better - изменение к лучшему

a great deal better - гораздо лучше

to aim to attain better results - стремиться достичь лучших результатов

better known - хорошо известный; знаменитый

had better - следовало бы; лучше бы

think better of - быть лучшего мнения о ком-л; отказаться от намерения; переменить мнение о

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Примеры:

I am better. - Мне лучше.

I know better. - Мне лучше знать.

He writes better than I do. - Он пишет лучше меня.

You can't better that. - Этого никак не исправить.

This one is no better than that one. - Этот не лучше, чем тот.

I think I like the red one better. - Кажется, красный мне нравится больше.

She had never sung better. - Она спела хорошо, как никогда.

She sings better than I do. - Она поёт лучше, чем я.

They argued for the better part of an hour. - Они спорили больше получаса. (досл. большую часть часа)

Don't you have something better to do than to watch TV all day? - Тебе что, нечего больше делать, чем весь день смотреть телевизор?

He chose the better of the two. - Он выбрал лучшее из двух.

The weather is better today than it was yesterday. - Погода сегодня лучше, чем вчера.

Your stereo is better than mine. - Твой магнитофон лучше, чем мой.

It was even better than last year. - Это было даже лучше, чем в прошлом году.

I'm feeling much better, thank you. - Я чувствую себя намного лучше, спасибо. / Спасибо, мне гораздо лучше.

She knows this town better than you do. - Она знает этот город лучше, чем ты.

He sings better than he acts. - Он поёт лучше, чем играет (на сцене).

She's a better golfer than I am. - Она играет в гольф лучше, чем я.

She is a little better today, the doctor says. - По словам доктора, ей сегодня немного лучше.

They shouldn't treat him that way. He deserves better. - Они не должны с ним так обращаться. Он заслуживает лучшего.

It would be better to speak to him. - Было бы лучше поговорить с ним.

There must be a better way to do this. - Наверняка для этого есть способы и получше.

Potter is better known for his TV work. - Поттер более известен по работе на телевидении.

He's a better singer than he is an actor. - Он лучше поёт, чем играет. / Он лучший певец, чем актёр.

He knows the story much better than you do. - Он знает этот сюжет гораздо лучше, чем вы.

Her second book is better than her first one. - Её вторая книга лучше, чем первая.

Her work just keeps getting better and better. - Её работа становится всё лучше и лучше.

They came up with a better solution to the problem. - Они придумали лучшее решение этой проблемы.

When you're better we can see about planning a trip. - Когда тебе станет лучше, мы сможем позаботиться о планировании поездки.

There's nothing I'd like better than to see you again. - Для меня нет ничего более желанного, чем увидеть вас снова.

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Связанные термины:

good: Good means pleasant or enjoyable.

guid: → a Scot word for good

weel: in a satisfactory manner

well: You say well to indicate that you are about to say something.

better half: one's spouse

better off: in more favourable circumstances, esp financially

had better: would be wise, sensible, etc to

know better: to be aware that one could or should act better or think more correctly

the better: something that is the more excellent, useful, etc, of two such things

that's better: You say ' That's better ' in order to express your approval of what someone has said or done, or to praise or encourage them.

be better off: If you say that someone would be better off doing something, you are advising them to do it or expressing the opinion that it would benefit them to do it.

for the better: by way of improvement

go one better: If you go one better, you do something better than it has been done before or obtain something better than someone else has.

the better of: having recovered from

the better off: those with more money

to know better: If someone knows better than to do something, they are old enough or experienced enough to know it is the wrong thing to do.

think better of: to change one's course of action after reconsideration

all the better for: improved as a result of

all the better to: more suitable to

get the better of: to defeat, outwit, or surpass

the better part of: a large part of

best-ball: of, relating to, or denoting a match in which one player competes against the best individual totals of two or more other players at each hole

for better for worse: whatever the subsequent events or changes may be

know better than to: not to be so stupid as to

the sooner the better: You say the sooner the better when you think something should be done as soon as possible.

better late than never: If you say better late than never when someone has done something, you think they should have done it earlier .

the better to do sth: If you do something the better to do something else, you do the first thing in order to be able to do the second thing more effectively.

to think better of it: If you intend to do something and then think better of it, you decide not to do it because you realize it would not be sensible .

good-looking: Someone who is good-looking has an attractive face .

well-informed: If you say that someone is well-informed, you mean that they know a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject.

against one's better judgment: contrary to a more appropriate or preferred course of action

against your better judgment: If something is against your better judgment, you believe that it would be more sensible or better not to do it.

all the better (or worse): so much the better (or worse )

better the devil you know: If you say better the devil you know or better the devil you know than the devil you don't know, you mean that you would prefer to have contact with or do business with a person you already know, even though you don't like them, than with a person you don't know.

go (a person) one better: to outdo or surpass (a person)

to be better than nothing: If you say that something is better than nothing, you mean that it is not what is required, but that it is better to have that thing than to have nothing at all.

to change for the better: If something changes for the better, it improves .

to get the better of sb: If a feeling such as jealousy, curiosity, or anger gets the better of you, it becomes too strong for you to hide or control .

to have seen better days: If you say that something has seen better days, you mean that it is old and in poor condition .

the best part the better part: If you say that something happened for the best part or the better part of a period of time, you mean that it happened for most of that time.

your other half: your husband, wife, or partner

all the better so much the better: You can say ' so much the better ' or ' all the better ' to indicate that it is desirable that a particular thing is used, done, or available .

something has seen better days: said to mean that something is old and in poor condition

half a loaf is better than none: said to mean that it is better to take what you can get, even if it is very little, than to risk having nothing at all

your better half your other half: If you talk about your better half or your other half you mean your wife, your husband, or the person that you live with in a sexual relationship .

so much the better all much the better: You can say ' so much the better ' or ' all the better ' to indicate that it is desirable that a particular thing is used, done, or available .

be better doing sth/it is better doing sth: You can say that someone is better doing one thing than another, or it is better doing one thing than another, to advise someone about what they should do.

for better or worse for better or for worse: If you say that something has happened or been done for better or worse, you mean that you are not sure whether the consequences will be good or bad, but they will have to be accepted because the action cannot be changed.

discretion is the better part of valour: If you say discretion is the better part of valour, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do.

it's better to be safe than sorry better safe than sorry: If you say ' it's better to be safe than sorry ', you are advising someone to take action in order to avoid possible unpleasant consequences later, even if this seems unnecessary .

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Однокоренные слова:

betterment - улучшение, исправление, возрастание цены собственности

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