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mean in English:

1. get at get at


The files are locked up and I can't get at them.

English word "mean"(get at) occurs in sets:

CPE idioms and fixed phrases
phrasal verbs
PHRASAL VERBS

2. generous generous


Between meals, he usually manages to stow away a generous supply of candy, ice cream, popcorn and fruit.
a generous businessman
Do you want another cup of coffee? "Sure, make mine on the small side but be generous with my brother's."
I took care to make the letters large and be generous with character and line spacing in order for it to be easy to read for the elderly and those who have problems with their sight.
Thank you for the generous invitation but we don't want to wear out our welcome.
If you don't get in our way any more, I could see my way to letting bygones be bygones. "That's remarkably generous ..."
Let us be fully aware of all the importance of this day, because today within the generous walls of Boulogne-sur-Mer have met not French with English, nor Russians with Polish, but people with people.
A generous tax break will be provided to foreign companies that set up factories in the area.
Did I mention that Sweden, which still has a very generous welfare state, is currently a star performer?
Jeremy always lends money to anyone who asks him and regulary gives money to charity. He's a generous boy.
It was most generous of you to lend me the money. / She's been very generous with her time. / There's a generous (= kinder than deserved) review of the book in today's newspaper.
a generous benefactor to the University / a generous assessment of his work
1. We will make a generous contribution to your building fund. / 2. I'm being very generous offering $1.2 million.

English word "mean"(generous) occurs in sets:

opposites 2 - dopasuj
What is the opposite?

3. meant meant


He meant something else.
If a player hit the tree with the ball, it meant that the crops would grow successfully.
This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'
I know you think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realized that what you heard is not what I meant.
Fortunately, everybody understood what this foreigner meant, knew I was only making a fool of myself, and laughed at me.
The joke about the chicken crossing the road to get to the other side is an example of "anti-humor": meant to be funny because, on the surface, it is not.
At Ken's school this meant competing to be most ironic and cynical.
if something was meant to happen or meant to be a particular thing, it happened or it was that thing on purpose and not by accident
I find it amazing that in the Slavic languages the word “sweet” originally meant “salty”!
For the residents of Edo, the first bonito of the year was something that had to be bought, even if it meant borrowing money.
Football originally meant "a game played with a ball on foot" - unlike a game played on horseback, such as polo.
Here lies one who meant well, tried a little, failed much: — surely that may be his epitaph of which he need not be ashamed.

English word "mean"(meant) occurs in sets:

irregular verbs