1. III
outline smth. I outline smb.'s trip abroad (a plan, Napoleon's Russian campaign, etc.) обрисовывать в общих чертах чье-л. путешествие за границу и т.д; outline an argument намечать под доказательства; don't bother to outline every chapter не стоит делать резюме каждой главы
outline a map of America (of France, etc.) рисовать контур карты Америки и т.д.
2. IV
outline smth. in some manner
1) outline smth. briefly (vaguely, precisely, scholarly, monotonously, etc.) кратко и т.д. очерчивать /намечать/ что-л., делать общую наметку чего-л.
2) outline smth. crudely грубо /неумело/ рисовать контур чего-л. /обводить что-л./
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be outlined against smth. be outlined against the horizon (against the sky, etc.) выделяться на фоне горизонта и т.д.; the mountains are outlined against the morning sky очертания гор вырисовываются на фоне утреннего неба
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1) outline smth. for (to) smb. he outlined his views to me он обрисовал мне в общих чертах свои взгляды; on the first day the professor just outlined the course for us в первый день [занятий] профессор лишь наметил общий план лекций /остановился на основных проблемах курса/
2) outline smth. ой smth. outline Moscow on this map with a red pencil обведите на этой карте Москву красным карандашом

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