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The Universal Dictionary

cuckoo

['kukuː] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. кукушка

    2. кукование

    3. разг.

      раззява, разиня

  2. прил.; разг.

    сумасшедший, чокнутый

  3. межд.

    ку-ку!

  4. гл.

    1. куковать (о птицах)

    2. долбить, талдычить, монотонно повторять

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cuckoo

['kǔkuː]

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кукушка

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On a sudden impulse he entered a small shop and bought a cuckoo clock which had caught his eye.
Повинуясь внезапному импульсу, он вошел в лавку и купил часы с кукушкой, бросившиеся ему в глаза.
Zelazny, Roger / The Dream MasterЖелязны, Роджер / Творец сновидений
Творец сновидений
Желязны, Роджер
The Dream Master
Zelazny, Roger
Was that why the cuckoo had attacked her in Newford, why the one here had followed her into the airport?
А что если именно поэтому один из них напал на Лили в Ньюфорде, а второй преследовал в аэропорту?
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
The cuckoo is a pretty bird, he sings as he flies,
Кукушка – славная птичка, она поет на лету.
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
Human egg collectors, too, have been fooled by the uncanny resemblance of cuckoo eggs to, say, meadow-pipit eggs or reed-warbler eggs (different races of female cuckoos specialize in different host species).
Коллекторов, собирающих яйца, также не раз обманывало необычайное сходство яиц кукушки с яйцами, например, лугового конька или камышовки (разные расы самок кукушки специализируются, подкладывая яйца в гнезда различных видов-хозяев).
Dawkins, Richard / The Selfish GeneДокинз, Ричард / Эгоистичный ген
Эгоистичный ген
Докинз, Ричард
The Selfish Gene
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 1989
"Come out of my nest, you blinking cuckoo, you, or I'll cut your silly insides out!
— Убирайся из моего гнезда, ты, жалкий трус! — кричал дядя Джим. — Не то я вспорю твое жирное брюхо!
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
She disappeared, and presently from the depths of the greenery, which she alone knew, and where Serge could not possibly find her, she called, 'Cuckoo, cuckoo. '
С криком «Ку‑ку! Ку‑ку!» она исчезла в гуще зелени и стала прятаться в известных ей одной укромных местах, где Серж, конечно, не мог ее найти.
Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret's TransgressionЗоля, Эмиль / Проступок аббата Муре
Проступок аббата Муре
Золя, Эмиль
Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Zola, Emile
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Got to be where neither cuckoo blood nor witcheries cotild keep her awake anymore and one cool evening her eyelids are so heavy she decides to let them close, just for a moment.
Ведьма дошла до того, что ни кровь кукушки в ее венах, ни колдовство не могли удержать ее ото сна. И вот как‑то прохладным вечером веки ее так отяжелели, что ведьма решила прикрыть их, хотя бы на одно мгновение.
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
In exactly the same sense as we may speak of cuckoo genes having (phenotypic)effects on the colour and shape of cuckoo gapes, so we may speak of cuckoo genes having (extended phenotypic) effects on host behaviour.
Совершенно в том же смысле, в каком мы можем говорить о действии (фенотипическом) генов кукушки на цвет и форму "раскрытой пасти" кукушонка, мы вправе говорить о действии (расширенно-фенотипическом) этих генов на поведение хозяина.
Dawkins, Richard / The Selfish GeneДокинз, Ричард / Эгоистичный ген
Эгоистичный ген
Докинз, Ричард
The Selfish Gene
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 1989
Momma had gotten the cuckoo clock with Green Stamps.
Мама купила их в свое время на благотворительные купоны.
King, Stephen / CarrieКинг, Стивен / Кэрри
Кэрри
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978
© Перевод. А.И.Корженевский, 1997
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
Carrie
King, Stephen
© 1974 by Stephen King
The Black Forest cuckoo clock was on the far wall.
На противоположной стене висели часы с кукушкой.
King, Stephen / CarrieКинг, Стивен / Кэрри
Кэрри
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978
© Перевод. А.И.Корженевский, 1997
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
Carrie
King, Stephen
© 1974 by Stephen King
The cuckoo is usually much larger, in some cases grotesquely larger, than its 'parent'.
Кукушонок иногда до нелепости крупнее своего "родителя".
Dawkins, Richard / The Selfish GeneДокинз, Ричард / Эгоистичный ген
Эгоистичный ген
Докинз, Ричард
The Selfish Gene
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 1989
For the cuckoo I travel with, and whom I indulge in his prodigal follies, he also has his uses.
Из того глупца, с которым я путешествую и глупой расточительности которого потворствую, он тоже мог бы извлечь известную пользу.
Scott, Walter / Peveril of the PeakСкотт, Вальтер / Певерил Пик
Певерил Пик
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1964
Peveril of the Peak
Scott, Walter
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Leaving her on her own like this no better than a cuckoo, dropping its eggs in a corbae's nest.
Оставить ее на произвол судьбы, значит, уподобиться кукушкам, которые подбрасывают яйца в чужие гнезда.
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
The cuckoo clock.
Часы с кукушкой...
Boswell, William / Inside Windows Server 2003Бозуэлл, Уилльям / Внутренный мир Windows Server 2003, SP1 и R2
Внутренный мир Windows Server 2003, SP1 и R2
Бозуэлл, Уилльям
© Издательский дом "Вильямс", 2006
© Pearson Education, Inc., 2003
Inside Windows Server 2003
Boswell, William
© 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc.
(Some species of baby cuckoo will not have any foster brothers and sisters, for a sinister reason which we shall come to.
(У птенцов некоторых видов кукушки "молочных" братьев или сестер нет по какой-то неясной причине, которой мы еще займемся.
Dawkins, Richard / The Selfish GeneДокинз, Ричард / Эгоистичный ген
Эгоистичный ген
Докинз, Ричард
The Selfish Gene
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 1989

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Collocations

cuckoo clock
часы с кукушкой
cuckoo spit
сердечник луговой
drongo cuckoo
дронго
drongo cuckoo
индийская кукушка
young cuckoo
кукушонок
call of the cuckoo
крик кукушки
cuckoo spit
луговой салат

Word forms

cuckoo

verb
Basic forms
Pastcuckooed
Imperativecuckoo
Present Participle (Participle I)cuckooing
Past Participle (Participle II)cuckooed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I cuckoowe cuckoo
you cuckooyou cuckoo
he/she/it cuckooesthey cuckoo
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am cuckooingwe are cuckooing
you are cuckooingyou are cuckooing
he/she/it is cuckooingthey are cuckooing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have cuckooedwe have cuckooed
you have cuckooedyou have cuckooed
he/she/it has cuckooedthey have cuckooed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been cuckooingwe have been cuckooing
you have been cuckooingyou have been cuckooing
he/she/it has been cuckooingthey have been cuckooing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I cuckooedwe cuckooed
you cuckooedyou cuckooed
he/she/it cuckooedthey cuckooed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was cuckooingwe were cuckooing
you were cuckooingyou were cuckooing
he/she/it was cuckooingthey were cuckooing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had cuckooedwe had cuckooed
you had cuckooedyou had cuckooed
he/she/it had cuckooedthey had cuckooed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been cuckooingwe had been cuckooing
you had been cuckooingyou had been cuckooing
he/she/it had been cuckooingthey had been cuckooing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will cuckoowe shall/will cuckoo
you will cuckooyou will cuckoo
he/she/it will cuckoothey will cuckoo
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be cuckooingwe shall/will be cuckooing
you will be cuckooingyou will be cuckooing
he/she/it will be cuckooingthey will be cuckooing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have cuckooedwe shall/will have cuckooed
you will have cuckooedyou will have cuckooed
he/she/it will have cuckooedthey will have cuckooed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been cuckooingwe shall/will have been cuckooing
you will have been cuckooingyou will have been cuckooing
he/she/it will have been cuckooingthey will have been cuckooing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would cuckoowe should/would cuckoo
you would cuckooyou would cuckoo
he/she/it would cuckoothey would cuckoo
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be cuckooingwe should/would be cuckooing
you would be cuckooingyou would be cuckooing
he/she/it would be cuckooingthey would be cuckooing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have cuckooedwe should/would have cuckooed
you would have cuckooedyou would have cuckooed
he/she/it would have cuckooedthey would have cuckooed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been cuckooingwe should/would have been cuckooing
you would have been cuckooingyou would have been cuckooing
he/she/it would have been cuckooingthey would have been cuckooing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am cuckooedwe are cuckooed
you are cuckooedyou are cuckooed
he/she/it is cuckooedthey are cuckooed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being cuckooedwe are being cuckooed
you are being cuckooedyou are being cuckooed
he/she/it is being cuckooedthey are being cuckooed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been cuckooedwe have been cuckooed
you have been cuckooedyou have been cuckooed
he/she/it has been cuckooedthey have been cuckooed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was cuckooedwe were cuckooed
you were cuckooedyou were cuckooed
he/she/it was cuckooedthey were cuckooed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being cuckooedwe were being cuckooed
you were being cuckooedyou were being cuckooed
he/she/it was being cuckooedthey were being cuckooed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been cuckooedwe had been cuckooed
you had been cuckooedyou had been cuckooed
he/she/it had been cuckooedthey had been cuckooed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be cuckooedwe shall/will be cuckooed
you will be cuckooedyou will be cuckooed
he/she/it will be cuckooedthey will be cuckooed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been cuckooedwe shall/will have been cuckooed
you will have been cuckooedyou will have been cuckooed
he/she/it will have been cuckooedthey will have been cuckooed

cuckoo

noun
SingularPlural
Common casecuckoocuckoos
Possessive casecuckoo'scuckoos'