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prim

[prɪm] брит. / амер.

  1. прил.

    1. неодобр. чопорный (о людях, их манерах речи)

    2. строгий (об одежде)

    3. аккуратный

  2. гл.; = prim up

    1. (чопорно) поджимать губы

    2. принимать, напускать на себя важный вид

    3. уст. наряжать, прихорашивать

Learning (En-Ru)

prim

[prɪm]

adj

чопорный; строгих правил; a prim old lady чопорная старая дама

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Examples from texts

Frank was prim about it.
— Фрэнк говорил подчеркнуто сухо.
Vonnegut, Kurt / Cat's CradleВоннегут, Курт / Колыбель для кошки
Колыбель для кошки
Воннегут, Курт
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Cat's Cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt
© 1969 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
In her yellow parchment-like face, grey curls and prim Castilian shawl there was something artificial, almost unreal, improbable.
В её жёлтом, пергаментном лице, седых буклях и строгой кастильской шали было что-то искусственное, почти неправдоподобное.
Abramov, Aleksandr,Abramov, Sergei / Horsemen from NowhereАбрамов, Александр,Абрамов, Сергей / Всадники из ниоткуда
Всадники из ниоткуда
Абрамов, Александр,Абрамов, Сергей
© Издательство «Детская литература», 1968 г.
Horsemen from Nowhere
Abramov, Aleksandr,Abramov, Sergei
© Mir Publishers, 1969
You're a strong, grown-up woman, not some prim young lady.
Ты взрослая, сильная женщина, а не кисейная барышня.
Акунин, Борис / Турецкий ГамбитAkunin, Boris / Turkish Gambit
Turkish Gambit
Akunin, Boris
© Boris Akunin 1998
© Andrew Bromfield, translation
Турецкий Гамбит
Акунин, Борис
© Copyright Борис Акунин
Which meant prim.
То есть чопорности.
Jordan, Robert / The Fires of HeavenДжордан, Роберт / Огни небес
Огни небес
Джордан, Роберт
The Fires of Heaven
Jordan, Robert
© 1993 by The Bandersnatch Group, Inc.
The wife sat prim and sticklike still, but her eyes were wide and wild with shock, two spots of red high up in her dry cheeks.
Вдова сидела совершенно прямо и неподвижно, но в ее широко раскрытых глазах стоял ужас, на щеках играл лихорадочный румянец.
Saintcrow, Lilith / Working for the DevilСэйнткроу, Лилит / Контракт с дьяволом
Контракт с дьяволом
Сэйнткроу, Лилит
© 2005 by Lilith Saintcrow
© Перевод, С. Теремязева, 2009
© Издание на руском языке, ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
Working for the Devil
Saintcrow, Lilith
© 2005 by Lilith Saintcrow
When he did discover a bit of surplus energy, he worked it off in the society of his mother and of the conventional minds and prim teas she surrounded herself with.
Если он чувствовал в себе несколько больший прилив энергии, то он расходовал ее в обществе своей матери и тех жеманных, связанных условностями людей, которые собирались у нее на чашку чая.
London, Jack / A daughter of the snowsЛондон, Джек / Дочь снегов
Дочь снегов
Лондон, Джек
© Издательство "Правда", 1961
A daughter of the snows
London, Jack
© 1902, Grosset & Dunlap
She was fiercely prim in her clean, starched linen, not a stray curl softening the line of her pale, set face.
Она казалась такой надменной в свежем крахмальном льняном плате, снаружи ни единого локона, чтобы смягчить абрис бледного, застывшего лица.
Harris, Joanne / Holy FoolsХаррис, Джоан / Блаженные шуты
Блаженные шуты
Харрис, Джоан
© 2003 by Joanne Harris
© Издательство Ольги Морозовой, 2007
© О. Кириченко, перевод, 2007
Holy Fools
Harris, Joanne
© 2004 by Frogspawn, Ltd.
Miss Primmer glanced at Gabrielle as if hoping for an ally.
Мисс Приммер взглянула на Габриэль, как бы ища у нее поддержки.
Feather, Jane / VelvetФэйзер, Джейн / Бархат
Бархат
Фэйзер, Джейн
Velvet
Feather, Jane
© 1994 by Jane Feather
"We don't like to bring dirty things into the schoolroom," Miss Primmer explained.
– Мы не хотим приносить в классную комнату всякую грязь, – объяснила мисс Приммер.
Feather, Jane / VelvetФэйзер, Джейн / Бархат
Бархат
Фэйзер, Джейн
Velvet
Feather, Jane
© 1994 by Jane Feather
Jake presented to his new mentor without preparation, and Miss Primmer out on her ear.
Джейка без подготовки представили новому наставнику, а о мисс Приммер вообще не подумали.
Feather, Jane / VelvetФэйзер, Джейн / Бархат
Бархат
Фэйзер, Джейн
Velvet
Feather, Jane
© 1994 by Jane Feather

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prɪmAdjectiveчопорный (о людях; их манерах речи)Examples

prim Englishness — чопорный английский стиль

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Collocations

prim and proper
чопорный
prim-differential
прим-дифференциал

Word forms

prim

verb
Basic forms
Pastprimmed
Imperativeprim
Present Participle (Participle I)primming
Past Participle (Participle II)primmed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I primwe prim
you primyou prim
he/she/it primsthey prim
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am primmingwe are primming
you are primmingyou are primming
he/she/it is primmingthey are primming
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have primmedwe have primmed
you have primmedyou have primmed
he/she/it has primmedthey have primmed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been primmingwe have been primming
you have been primmingyou have been primming
he/she/it has been primmingthey have been primming
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I primmedwe primmed
you primmedyou primmed
he/she/it primmedthey primmed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was primmingwe were primming
you were primmingyou were primming
he/she/it was primmingthey were primming
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had primmedwe had primmed
you had primmedyou had primmed
he/she/it had primmedthey had primmed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been primmingwe had been primming
you had been primmingyou had been primming
he/she/it had been primmingthey had been primming
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will primwe shall/will prim
you will primyou will prim
he/she/it will primthey will prim
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be primmingwe shall/will be primming
you will be primmingyou will be primming
he/she/it will be primmingthey will be primming
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have primmedwe shall/will have primmed
you will have primmedyou will have primmed
he/she/it will have primmedthey will have primmed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been primmingwe shall/will have been primming
you will have been primmingyou will have been primming
he/she/it will have been primmingthey will have been primming
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would primwe should/would prim
you would primyou would prim
he/she/it would primthey would prim
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be primmingwe should/would be primming
you would be primmingyou would be primming
he/she/it would be primmingthey would be primming
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have primmedwe should/would have primmed
you would have primmedyou would have primmed
he/she/it would have primmedthey would have primmed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been primmingwe should/would have been primming
you would have been primmingyou would have been primming
he/she/it would have been primmingthey would have been primming
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am primmedwe are primmed
you are primmedyou are primmed
he/she/it is primmedthey are primmed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being primmedwe are being primmed
you are being primmedyou are being primmed
he/she/it is being primmedthey are being primmed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been primmedwe have been primmed
you have been primmedyou have been primmed
he/she/it has been primmedthey have been primmed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was primmedwe were primmed
you were primmedyou were primmed
he/she/it was primmedthey were primmed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being primmedwe were being primmed
you were being primmedyou were being primmed
he/she/it was being primmedthey were being primmed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been primmedwe had been primmed
you had been primmedyou had been primmed
he/she/it had been primmedthey had been primmed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be primmedwe shall/will be primmed
you will be primmedyou will be primmed
he/she/it will be primmedthey will be primmed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been primmedwe shall/will have been primmed
you will have been primmedyou will have been primmed
he/she/it will have been primmedthey will have been primmed

prim

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseprimprims
Possessive caseprim'sprims'

prim

adjective
Positive degreeprim
Comparative degreeprimmer
Superlative degreeprimmest