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contrive

[kən'traɪv] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. придумывать, изобретать; разрабатывать

  2. суметь, умудриться, ухитриться

  3. строить планы; затевать; замышлять

  4. разг. экономно вести домашнее хозяйство

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contrive

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Platt, also struggling with things his mind could not contrive to reconcile, said "that confounded hypocrite."
Плэтт, который тоже не любил иметь дело с явлениями, непостижимыми его разуму, сказал однажды про Моррисона: — Проклятый лицемер!
Wells, Herbert George / The History Of Mr PollyУэллс, Герберт / История мистера Полли
История мистера Полли
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
The History Of Mr Polly
Wells, Herbert George
© 1909 by Duffield & Company
'How could he contrive to come?
«Каким образом он ухитрится приехать?
Austen, Jane / EmmaОстин, Джейн / Эмма
Эмма
Остин, Джейн
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
Emma
Austen, Jane
© 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc.
What made her plain face all the plainer was the queer way in which her hair was parted to one side (it looked like the wigs which bald women contrive for themselves).
Что еще более делало некрасивым ее некрасивое лицо, была странная прическа с пробором сбоку (одна из тех причесок, которые придумывают для себя плешивые женщины).
Толстой, Л.Н. / ЮностьTolstoy, Leo / Youth
Youth
Tolstoy, Leo
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Юность
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Soon we shall contrive to be born somehow from an idea.
Скоро выдумаем рождаться как-нибудь от идеи.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Notes from the UndergroundДостоевский, Фёдор / Записки из подполья
Записки из подполья
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Наука", 1989
Notes from the Underground
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2008 by Classic House Books
But I was so much displeased, that I entreated Glumdalclitch to contrive some excuse for not seeing that young lady any more.
Это до такой степени было неприятно мне, что я попросил Глюмдальклич придумать какое-нибудь извинение, чтобы не видеться больше с этой девицей.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
I should tell some dreadful lie too; nature would so contrive it!
Я бы тоже, пожалуй, сказал какую-нибудь ужасную ложь, природа бы так подвела!..
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Lord Treasurer has engaged me to contrive some way to keep the Archbishop of York from being seduced by Lord Nottingham.
Лорд-казначей просил меня придумать какой-нибудь способ помешать лорду Ноттингему переманить на свою сторону архиепископа Йоркского.
Swift, Jonathan / Journal to StellaСвифт, Джонатан / Письма к Стелле
Письма к Стелле
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Наука", 1981
Journal to Stella
Swift, Jonathan
© BiblioLife, LLC
The latter will contrive to carry the exploitation of labour power to the same degree of intensity as in private farms.
Эти последние сумеют довести эксплуатацию рабочей силы до той же степени интенсивности, на какой она будет стоять в частных хозяйствах.
Плеханов, Г. В. / Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. ЛавровуPlekhanov, G. V. / Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Plekhanov, G. V.
Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. Лаврову
Плеханов, Г. В.
© Государственное издательство политической литературы, 1949 г.
Don't tell me you did not contrive this interview; I shall not believe you - and you know that I cannot possibly believe you.
Не возражайте мне, что не вы затеяли это свидание; я вам не поверю, - и вы знаете, что я вам верить не могу.
Turgenev, I.S. / A House of GentlefolkТургенев, И.С. / Дворянское гнездо
Дворянское гнездо
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1983
A House of Gentlefolk
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Her majesty said, if I would contrive a boat, her own joiner should make it, and she would provide a place for me to sail in.
Тогда ее величество сказала, что ее столяр сделает лодку, если я буду руководить его работой, и что она прикажет устроить бассейн для катания в этой лодке.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
They contrive to make sixty or seventy per cent, of their expenditure, the rest is drawn from the shrinking capital.
Им удается вернуть шестьдесят — семьдесят процентов вложенных денег, остальное же покрывается за счет сбережений, которые таким образом тают.
Wells, Herbert George / The History Of Mr PollyУэллс, Герберт / История мистера Полли
История мистера Полли
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
The History Of Mr Polly
Wells, Herbert George
© 1909 by Duffield & Company
The queen commanded her own cabinet-maker to contrive a box, that might serve me for a bedchamber, after the model that Glumdalclitch and I should agree upon.
Королева приказала своему придворному столяру смастерить ящик, который мог бы служить мне спальней, по образцу, одобренному мной и Глюмдальклич.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
And if he does not find means he will contrive destruction and chaos, will contrive sufferings of all sorts, only to gain his point!
А в том случае, если средств у него не окажется, — выдумает разрушение и хаос, выдумает разные страдания и настоит-таки на своем!
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Notes from the UndergroundДостоевский, Фёдор / Записки из подполья
Записки из подполья
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Наука", 1989
Notes from the Underground
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2008 by Classic House Books
And I work a little, Charley, and plan and contrive a little (wake out of my sleep contriving sometimes), how to get together a shilling now, and a shilling then, that shall make father believe you are beginning to earn a stray living along shore.'
И я тоже понемножку работаю, все хочу что-нибудь придумать (даже ночью просыпаюсь от мыслей!), как-нибудь исхитриться, чтобы сколотить шиллинг-другой, сделать так, чтобы отец поверил, будто ты уже начинаешь зарабатывать кое-что на реке. -
Dickens, Charles / Our Mutual FriendДиккенс, Чарльз / Наш общий друг
Наш общий друг
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1960
Our Mutual Friend
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1997
We are oppressed at being men-men with a real individual body and blood, we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalised man.
Мы даже и человеками-то быть тяготимся, — человеками с настоящим, собственным телом и кровью; стыдимся этого, за позор считаем и норовим быть какими-то небывалыми общечеловеками.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Notes from the UndergroundДостоевский, Фёдор / Записки из подполья
Записки из подполья
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Наука", 1989
Notes from the Underground
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2008 by Classic House Books

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contrive1/9
kən'traɪvVerbпридумывать; изобретать; разрабатыватьExamples

to contrive ways of handling the situation — придумывать, изобретать способы урегулирования ситуации
They contrived household utensils from stone. — Они мастерили домашнюю утварь из камня.

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  1. 1.

    справиться, справляться (напр. с делом)

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Collocations

contrive scarcities
намеренно создавать дефицитность
cut and contrive
ухитряться сводить концы с концами
to contrive a crime
замышлять преступление
to contrive
измышлять
contrived obsolence
преднамеренно вызываемое устаревание
contrived obsolescence
преднамеренно вызываемое устаревание

Word forms

contrive

verb
Basic forms
Pastcontrived
Imperativecontrive
Present Participle (Participle I)contriving
Past Participle (Participle II)contrived
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I contrivewe contrive
you contriveyou contrive
he/she/it contrivesthey contrive
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am contrivingwe are contriving
you are contrivingyou are contriving
he/she/it is contrivingthey are contriving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have contrivedwe have contrived
you have contrivedyou have contrived
he/she/it has contrivedthey have contrived
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been contrivingwe have been contriving
you have been contrivingyou have been contriving
he/she/it has been contrivingthey have been contriving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I contrivedwe contrived
you contrivedyou contrived
he/she/it contrivedthey contrived
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was contrivingwe were contriving
you were contrivingyou were contriving
he/she/it was contrivingthey were contriving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had contrivedwe had contrived
you had contrivedyou had contrived
he/she/it had contrivedthey had contrived
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been contrivingwe had been contriving
you had been contrivingyou had been contriving
he/she/it had been contrivingthey had been contriving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will contrivewe shall/will contrive
you will contriveyou will contrive
he/she/it will contrivethey will contrive
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be contrivingwe shall/will be contriving
you will be contrivingyou will be contriving
he/she/it will be contrivingthey will be contriving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have contrivedwe shall/will have contrived
you will have contrivedyou will have contrived
he/she/it will have contrivedthey will have contrived
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been contrivingwe shall/will have been contriving
you will have been contrivingyou will have been contriving
he/she/it will have been contrivingthey will have been contriving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would contrivewe should/would contrive
you would contriveyou would contrive
he/she/it would contrivethey would contrive
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be contrivingwe should/would be contriving
you would be contrivingyou would be contriving
he/she/it would be contrivingthey would be contriving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have contrivedwe should/would have contrived
you would have contrivedyou would have contrived
he/she/it would have contrivedthey would have contrived
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been contrivingwe should/would have been contriving
you would have been contrivingyou would have been contriving
he/she/it would have been contrivingthey would have been contriving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am contrivedwe are contrived
you are contrivedyou are contrived
he/she/it is contrivedthey are contrived
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being contrivedwe are being contrived
you are being contrivedyou are being contrived
he/she/it is being contrivedthey are being contrived
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been contrivedwe have been contrived
you have been contrivedyou have been contrived
he/she/it has been contrivedthey have been contrived
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was contrivedwe were contrived
you were contrivedyou were contrived
he/she/it was contrivedthey were contrived
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being contrivedwe were being contrived
you were being contrivedyou were being contrived
he/she/it was being contrivedthey were being contrived
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been contrivedwe had been contrived
you had been contrivedyou had been contrived
he/she/it had been contrivedthey had been contrived
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be contrivedwe shall/will be contrived
you will be contrivedyou will be contrived
he/she/it will be contrivedthey will be contrived
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been contrivedwe shall/will have been contrived
you will have been contrivedyou will have been contrived
he/she/it will have been contrivedthey will have been contrived