100 terms

UNIT 16

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utility
the usefulness of something, especially in a practical way
ease
the state of experiencing no difficulty, effort, pain, etc.:
handiness
poręczność
handy
useful or convenient
possess
to have or own something, or to have a particular quality:
flabbergast
to shock someone, usually by telling that person something they were not expecting
utter
complete or extreme
at sb's beck and call
always willing and able to do whatever someone asks
sane
showing good judgment and understanding:
severe
extreme or very difficult
strict
exactly correct
insidious
(of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm
fend for yourself
to take care of and provide for yourself without depending on anyone else
contraption
a device or machine that looks awkward or old-fashioned, especially one that you do not know how to use
appliance
a device, machine, or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one that is used in the house, such as a cooker or washing machine
component
a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger
machinery
a group of large machines or the parts of a machine that make it work
overhaul
to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
bewildering
confusing and difficult to understand
recoil
to move back because of fear or disgust (= dislike or disapproval)
adapt
to change something to suit different conditions or uses
vague
not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided
presumably
used to say what you think is the likely situation
plug into sth
to get to know and receive information about something, or to start using or being involved in it
squeak
to make a short, very high cry or sound
hinge
piece of metal that fastens the edge of a door, window, lid, etc. to something else and allows it to open or close, zawiasy
recharge
If a battery recharges, it becomes filled with electricity so that it can work again and if you recharge a battery, you fill it with electricity
tighten
to become tighter or to make something become tighter, firmer, or less easy to move
tune
to change a part of a musical instrument so that the instrument produces the correct sounds when played
screw
a thin, pointed piece of metal with a raised edge twisting round along its length and a flat top with a cut in it, used to join things together, especially pieces of wood, śruba
adjust
to change something slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
efficient
working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way
free of charge
za darmo
maintenance
the work needed to keep a road, building, machine, etc. in good condition
adjustable
able to be changed to suit particular needs
carry sth out
to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do
engage
to make one part of a machine fit into and move together with another part of a machine
precaution
an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening, safety precautions- środki bezpieczeństwa
valve
1.a device that opens and closes to control the flow of liquids or gases, or a similar structure in the heart and the veins that controls the flow of blood, 2.
part of a musical instrument such as a trumpet that changes the sound by controlling the flow of air
outlet valve-zawór wylotowy
manual
a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something, such as a machine
socket
the part of a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, into which another part fits, gniazdko
plug
wtyczka
cable
a set of wires, covered by plastic, that carries electricity, phone signals, etc
lively
full of energy and enthusiasm; interesting and exciting
live
carrying or charged with electricity
drill
a tool or machine that makes holes
lead
a wire covered in plastic and used to connect electrical equipment to the electricity supply
an impact
the force or action of one object hitting another
a jolt
an unpleasant shock or surprise
mains
the system of pipes or wires that carry water or electricity into a house, or the pipes that carry sewage away from a house
fuse
a small safety part in an electrical device or piece of machinery that causes it to stop working if the electric current is too high, and so prevents fires or other dangers, bezpiecznik
chisel
a tool with a long metal blade that has a sharp edge for cutting wood, stone, etc, dłuto
pliers
a small tool with two handles for holding or pulling small things like nails, or for cutting wire, obcęgi
grinder
a machine used to rub or press something until it becomes a powder
blade
the flat part on a knife or similar tool or weapon, with a very thin edge used for cutting
bolt
a screw-like metal object without a point, used with a nut to fasten things together, śruba, rygiel
srewdriver
a tool for turning screws, consisting of a handle joined to a metal rod shaped at one end to fit in the cut in the top of the screw
spanner
a metal tool with a shaped end, used to turn nuts and bolts, klucz do nakrętek
light globe
AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH- light bulb
blunt
A blunt pencil, knife, etc. is not sharp and therefore not able to write, cut, etc. well
wind up
nakręcić (np. mechanizm zegarka),
flicker
to shine with a light that is sometimes bright and sometimes weak
wire
1. a piece of thin metal thread that can be bent, used for fastening things and for making particular types of objects that are strong but can bend, drut
2. (a piece of) thin metal thread with a layer of plastic around it, used for carrying electric current, przewód
reconnect
to join or be joined with something else again after becoming separated
peculiar
unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way
conduct
to organize and perform a particular activity
automation
the use of machines that operate automatically
introduce
to put something into use, operation, or a place for the first time
gadget
a small device or machine with a particular purpose
comprehend
to understand something completely
incomprehensible
impossible or extremely difficult to understand
widespread
existing or happening in many places and/or among many people, powszechny, rozpowszechniony
there's little to be said for sth
said to mean that something has disadvantages
there's sth to be said for sth
said to mean that sth has advantages
coal fire
kominek
domestic gas boiler
domowy kocioł, bojler, piec na gaz
extended
long or longer than usual, wyciągnięty, przedłużony, poszerzony itp.
exercise with great care
postępować z wielką ostrożnością, to do sth very carefully
outlet pipe
rura odprowadzająca
outlet
a way, especially a pipe or hole, for liquid or gas to go out
motor
a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work
cylindrical
cylindryczny, walcowaty
nut
a small piece of metal with a hole in it through which you put a bolt, nakrętka (od śruby)
point
the sharp end of something, such as a knife
edge
the side of a blade that cuts, or any sharp part of an object that could cut
engine
a machine that uses the energy from liquid fuel or steam to produce movement
transcribe
to record something written, spoken, or played by writing it down
shock
an electric shock, porażenie prądem
link
a connection between two people, things, or ideas
joint
belonging to or shared between two or more people
set
odbiornik, a television ( old-fashioned)
run
to (cause something to) operate
power
to provide a machine with energy and the ability to operate
urgency
nagłość, pilność, nagła potrzeba , naleganie,
convenience
the state of being convenient
go off
włączyć się (zahałasować), If a warning device goes off, it starts to ring loudly or make a loud noise
insure
to protect yourself against risk by regularly paying a special company that will provide a fixed amount of money if you are killed or injured or if your home or possessions are damaged, destroyed, or stolen
ensure
to make something certain to happen
reassure
to comfort someone and stop them from worrying
sheer
used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except