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soften up

фраз. гл.

  1. воен. обрабатывать (оборону) артогнём

  2. разг. обработать, подготовить (кого-л.); смягчить или сломить (чьё-л. сопротивление)

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to soften up

разг. уговаривать, обрабатывать (кого-л.)

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You're being softened up!
Вас пытаются одурачить!
Hailey, Arthur / AirportХейли, Артур / Аэропорт
Аэропорт
Хейли, Артур
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Airport
Hailey, Arthur
© 1968, 2000 by Arthur Hailey, Ltd.
What came before was psychology, softening-up.
Все, что было до того, — психология, подготовка.
Watts, Peter / BlindsightУоттс, Питер / Ложная слепота
Ложная слепота
Уоттс, Питер
© 2006 by Peter Watts
© Д.М.Смушкович, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Астрель-СПб", 2010
Blindsight
Watts, Peter
© 2006 by Peter Watts

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обрабатывать артогнёмExamples

Once the enemy positions have been softened up, we can move the foot soldiers in. — После артподготовки мы можем пустить в ход пехоту.

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