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whistle

['(h)wɪsl] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

      1. свистеть

      2. давать свисток, сигналить свистком

    1. подзывать свистком

    2. свистеть в знак одобрения

    3. проноситься со свистом

    4. (whistle for) тщетно искать или желать (чего-л.)

  2. сущ.

    1. свист

    2. свисток

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whistle

['wɪsl]

  1. n

    1. свист

    2. свисток

  2. v

    свистеть

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"So God wears shorts, has a whistle sticking out of His mouth, and keeps an eye on the clock?"
– В трусах, со свистком и с секундомером?
Murakami, Haruki / Kafka on the shoreМураками, Харуки / Кафка на пляже
Кафка на пляже
Мураками, Харуки
© Haruki Murakami, 2002
© Перевод. С. Логачев, И. Логачев, 2005
© ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2005
Kafka on the shore
Murakami, Haruki
© 2005 by Haruki Murakami
The Dwarf gave a low whistle between his teeth.
Гном присвистнул сквозь зубы.
Lewis, Clive S. / Prince CaspianЛьюис, Клайв С. / Принц Каспиан
Принц Каспиан
Льюис, Клайв С.
© 1956 C. S. Lewis, "The Narnia Chronicles"
© Перевод Ольги Бухиной
Prince Caspian
Lewis, Clive S.
© 1956 C. S. Lewis, "The Narnia Chronicles"
The whistle-blast made the master flinch; he did not turn round, but began gesticulating even more violently, raising his fist skywards as though threatening the city.
Мастер вздрогнул от свиста, но не обернулся, а стал жестикулировать еще беспокойнее, поднимая руку к небу, как бы грозя городу.
Bulgakov, Michail / The Master and MargaritaБулгаков, Михаил / Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
Булгаков, Михаил
© "Мурманское книжное издательство", 1990
The Master and Margarita
Bulgakov, Michail
© Translated from the russian by Michael Glenny
© 1967 Collins and Harvill Press, London
© 1967 in the English translation
but I'll tell ye what I'll do instead,' says he, 'I'll whistle ye a bit tune.'
- А лучше вот как сделаем: я насвищу тебе в ответ песенку.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / KidnappedСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Похищенный
Похищенный
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1967
Kidnapped
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 1909, by The Macmillan Company
There was a whistle in Horace’s nose.
В носу у Горация что-то засвистело.
Steinbeck, John / East Of EdenСтейнбек, Джон / На восток от Эдема
На восток от Эдема
Стейнбек, Джон
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
East Of Eden
Steinbeck, John
© John Steinbeck, 1952
© renewed Elaine Steinbeck, Thom Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck IV, 1980
The kettle gave an unhappy little whistle.
Чайник издал горестный короткий свисток.
Dickson, Gordon / Dragon at WarДиксон, Гордон / Дракон на войне
Дракон на войне
Диксон, Гордон
Dragon at War
Dickson, Gordon
A distinct breeze sighed past them, rising to a whistle cut to silence as the doors sealed.
Из двери, когда ее закрывали, воздух выходил уже со свистом.
Bujold, Lois McMaster / Falling FreeБуджолд, Лоис Макмастер / В свободном падении
В свободном падении
Буджолд, Лоис Макмастер
© 1988 by Lois McMaster Bujold
© 1996, АСТ
© Н. Кудряшов, перевод
Falling Free
Bujold, Lois McMaster
© 1988 by Lois McMaster Bujold
The whistle, it appeared, was John Amend-All’s battle trumpet, by which he published his directions.
Свист, вероятно, заменял Джону Мщу-за-всех боевую трубу: с его помощью он отдавал свои приказания.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / The Black ArrowСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Чёрная стрела.
Чёрная стрела.
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Black Arrow
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 1889, by Charles Scribner's Sons
I might have to whistle you and Messerling up at a moment's notice."
Вы с Мессерлингом можете мне быстро понадобиться.
Zahn, Timothy / The Green And The GrayЗан, Тимоти / Зеленые и серые
Зеленые и серые
Зан, Тимоти
The Green And The Gray
Zahn, Timothy
© 2004 by Timothy Zahn
The lifeguard raised his shoulders in a musclebound shrug and tugged at the whistle around his neck.
Спасатель пожал мускулистыми плечами и подергал свисток, висевший у него на шее.
Kesey, Ken / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestКизи, Кен / Над кукушкиным гнездом
Над кукушкиным гнездом
Кизи, Кен
© Перевод. В. Голышев, 2004
© Издание на русском языке, оформление. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2004
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Kesey, Ken
© Ken Kesey, 1962
© renewed Ken Kesey, 1990
© The Estate of Ken Kesey, 2002
I could tell by the slow soft whistle of his breathing that he had fallen unconscious.
По замедлившемуся, едва слышному дыханию понял, что он потерял сознание.
Koontz, Dean Ray / Odd HoursКунц, Дин / Ночь Томаса
Ночь Томаса
Кунц, Дин
© В. Вебер, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство Эксмо", 2009
Odd Hours
Koontz, Dean Ray
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
A whistle sped by his left ear and at the same time a startled cry rose from the caretaker.
Мимо его левого уха просвистела пуля, и хранитель катакомб издал сдавленный крик.
Rollins, James / Map of BonesРоллинс, Джеймс / Кости волхвов
Кости волхвов
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
© А. Новиков, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Map of Bones
Rollins, James
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
We stood gazing at each other for some time; at last I took the boldness to reach my hand towards his neck with a design to stroke it, using the common style and whistle of jockeys, when they are going to handle a strange horse.
Так мы и стояли некоторое время, оглядывая друг друга; наконец я набрался смелости протянуть руку к шее коня с намерением его погладить, насвистывая и пустив в ход приемы, какие обычно применяются жокеями с целью приручить незнакомую лошадь.
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
But here, you see, I know that I have only to whistle and you have to come with me whether you like it or not. I don't consult your wishes, but you mine.
А здесь я ведь знаю, что я только свистни, и ты, хочешь не хочешь, иди за мной, и уж не я с твоей волей спрашиваюсь, а ты с моей.
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
Blow the whistle!"
Пошел к свистку!
Чехов, А.П. / БелолобыйChekhov, A. / Whitebrow
Whitebrow
Chekhov, A.
© 1999 by Random House, Inc.
Белолобый
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974

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'(h)wɪslVerbсвистетьExamples

She whistled a song to me. — Она просвистела мне какую-то мелодию.

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  1. 1.

    пронзительный визг

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Collocations

blow the whistle on smth
положить конец чему-л
factory whistle
заводской гудок
Galton's whistle
свисток Гальтона
heterodyne whistle
гетеродинный свист
let smb. go whistle
дать от ворот поворот
let smb. go whistle
отшить кого-л
police whistle
полицейский свисток
referee's whistle
свисток судьи
steam whistle
паровой свисток
tin whistle
металлическая дудка с шестью отверстиями
whet one's whistle
выпить
whet one's whistle
глотнуть спиртного
whet one's whistle
промочить глотку
whistle for a wind
выжидать удобного случая
whistle in the dark
бодриться

Word forms

whistle

verb
Basic forms
Pastwhistled
Imperativewhistle
Present Participle (Participle I)whistling
Past Participle (Participle II)whistled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I whistlewe whistle
you whistleyou whistle
he/she/it whistlesthey whistle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am whistlingwe are whistling
you are whistlingyou are whistling
he/she/it is whistlingthey are whistling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have whistledwe have whistled
you have whistledyou have whistled
he/she/it has whistledthey have whistled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been whistlingwe have been whistling
you have been whistlingyou have been whistling
he/she/it has been whistlingthey have been whistling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I whistledwe whistled
you whistledyou whistled
he/she/it whistledthey whistled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was whistlingwe were whistling
you were whistlingyou were whistling
he/she/it was whistlingthey were whistling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had whistledwe had whistled
you had whistledyou had whistled
he/she/it had whistledthey had whistled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been whistlingwe had been whistling
you had been whistlingyou had been whistling
he/she/it had been whistlingthey had been whistling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will whistlewe shall/will whistle
you will whistleyou will whistle
he/she/it will whistlethey will whistle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be whistlingwe shall/will be whistling
you will be whistlingyou will be whistling
he/she/it will be whistlingthey will be whistling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have whistledwe shall/will have whistled
you will have whistledyou will have whistled
he/she/it will have whistledthey will have whistled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been whistlingwe shall/will have been whistling
you will have been whistlingyou will have been whistling
he/she/it will have been whistlingthey will have been whistling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would whistlewe should/would whistle
you would whistleyou would whistle
he/she/it would whistlethey would whistle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be whistlingwe should/would be whistling
you would be whistlingyou would be whistling
he/she/it would be whistlingthey would be whistling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have whistledwe should/would have whistled
you would have whistledyou would have whistled
he/she/it would have whistledthey would have whistled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been whistlingwe should/would have been whistling
you would have been whistlingyou would have been whistling
he/she/it would have been whistlingthey would have been whistling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am whistledwe are whistled
you are whistledyou are whistled
he/she/it is whistledthey are whistled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being whistledwe are being whistled
you are being whistledyou are being whistled
he/she/it is being whistledthey are being whistled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been whistledwe have been whistled
you have been whistledyou have been whistled
he/she/it has been whistledthey have been whistled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was whistledwe were whistled
you were whistledyou were whistled
he/she/it was whistledthey were whistled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being whistledwe were being whistled
you were being whistledyou were being whistled
he/she/it was being whistledthey were being whistled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been whistledwe had been whistled
you had been whistledyou had been whistled
he/she/it had been whistledthey had been whistled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be whistledwe shall/will be whistled
you will be whistledyou will be whistled
he/she/it will be whistledthey will be whistled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been whistledwe shall/will have been whistled
you will have been whistledyou will have been whistled
he/she/it will have been whistledthey will have been whistled

whistle

noun
SingularPlural
Common casewhistlewhistles
Possessive casewhistle'swhistles'