what for?

what for?: зачем? what for?: зачем?

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • what...for — what…for : for what purpose or reason What did you do that for? [=why did you do that?] What is this switch for? [=what does this switch do?] “The principal wants to see you.” “What for?” [=why?] …   Useful english dictionary

  • what ... for? — what … for? For what reason, or with what purpose in mind? (also dialect what for…?) • • • Main Entry: ↑what …   Useful english dictionary

  • what … for? — For what reason, or with what purpose in mind? (also dialect what for…?) ● what …   Useful english dictionary

  • what for a — (obsolete) What kind of • • • Main Entry: ↑what …   Useful english dictionary

  • What For — Infobox single Name = What For Type = single Artist = James Released = March 1988 Recorded = 1987 Genre = Folk Length = Label = Sire Producer = Hugh Jones Last single = 1986 So Many Ways This single = 1988 What For Next single = 1988 Ya Ho What… …   Wikipedia

  • what for? — informal for what reason? * * * what for? idiom for what purpose or reason? • What is this tool for? • What did you do that for (= why did you do that)? • …   Useful english dictionary

  • what for — phrasal 1. for what purpose or reason ; why usually used with the other words of a question between what and for < what did you do that for > except when used alone 2. harsh treatment especially by blows or by a sharp reprimand < gave him what… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • what for — This phrase appears in two nonstandard uses. When it means punishment or reproof (The boss gave George what for because he was late), it constitutes an illiteracy. When what for is substituted for why (What did you do that for?), the expression… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • what for — 1. adverb For what reason; why. He wants four copies of it? What for? 2. noun An unspecified punishment or rebuke When your dad gets home, hell give you what f …   Wiktionary

  • what for — noun a strong reprimand • Hypernyms: ↑rebuke, ↑reproof, ↑reproval, ↑reprehension, ↑reprimand * * * noun [noncount] informal + somewhat old fashioned : harsh words or punishment Just wait until he gets home. I ll give him what for! …   Useful english dictionary

  • What for — Whatfor Whatfor Pays d’origine France Genre(s) Pop Années actives 2002 – 2003 Label(s) Az Anciens membres Nicolas Vitiello Cyril Selli Monia Érika Fleury …   Wikipédia en Français

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