to prevent sb from (doing) sth, to prevent sth
prevention n when sth bad is stopped from happening, as crime/accident/fire prevention: Effective crime prevention must be our main goal.
Prevention is better than cure - proverb - it is easier to stop sth bad from happening than to remove the problem once it has happened.
preventive/ preventative adj – intended to stop sth (you do not want to happen) from happening, as preventive measures/action/program: While traveling abroad, take preventive measures to avoid illness.
preventable adj - what can be prevented: Every one of these deaths was preventable.
earn v t
1.to receive (a particular amount of money) in return for labour or services: She gives her mother half of what she earns.
to earn one’s living – to earn enough money for the things one needs to live: She earned her living by tutoring.
to earn good money/well – to earn a lot of money: She was earning good money at the bank.
to earn a fortune – to earn an extremely large amount of money: Chris will pay – he’s earning a fortune.
to earn one’s keep – to do jobs in return for being given a home and food: We older children were expected to earn our keep.
2.to gain as the reward for hard work or merit: He soon earned the respect of the players.
earnern – someone who earns money for the job he does: He is the only earner in the family.
earnings n – (pl!) the money one receives for the work he does: He claimed compensation for loss of earnings.
Syn. salary, pay, wage
do (did, done) v t/i
1.to perform or carry out (an action) as to do one’s work, duty, shopping, morning exercises, etc.
to do a sum: She was good at doing sums.
to do one’s best: I must do my best to help him.
2.to have a specified result or effect: The scandal will do serious damage to his reputation.
to do good: This medicine won’t do you any good.
to do harm: It will do you more harm than good.
3.to work on (sth) to bring it to a required state, as to do one’s hair (nails, room, etc.)
4.to visit a particular place, especially as a tourist: We often see foreigners in Kyiv doing the sights.
5.to be suitable or acceptable: The room will do us quite well.
that will (won’t) do!
6.to succeed: He did well in the Bureau.
7.to work at for a living or take as one’s subject of study: What do you want to after school? I did French at school.
to do away with sth – to get rid of sth or stop using it: Smoking should be done away with.
to do down – to criticize someone, especially in an unfair way: I know you don’t like him, but there is no need to keep doing him down in front of the boss.
to do out (BE)/over(AmE) – to make a place look attractive by decorating: The room was beautifully done out in pastel colours.
to do oneself up – to make oneself look attractive: She spent ages near the mirror doing herself up.
to be done up – to be dressed elaborately: She was done up as if she were invited to the President.
to have to do with sb(sth) – to deal with sb(sth): He has to do with all sorts of people.
Do or die – persist, even if death is the result
Dos and Don’ts – rules of behaviour: The booklet lists the dos and don’ts of caring for dogs.
That’ll do! – enough
That does it! – used to say angrily that you will not accept a situation any more: Right that does it! I’m not going to listen to any more of this!
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. - proverb
What we do willingly we do easy.- proverb
If you want a thing well done, do it yourself. - proverb
Promise little, but do much. - proverb
Handsome is that handsome does. - proverb
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. - proverb
Do at Rome as the Romans do. - proverb
What is done cannot be undone. - proverb
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