1. I
he will come if nothing prevents он придет, если ничто ему не помешает
2. III
prevent smth., smb. prevent a disaster (a scandal, a row, bloodshed, war, forest fires, a waste, a serious accident, etc.) предотвратить /предупредить/ беду и т.д.; prevent progress препятствовать прогрессу; prevent all dispute не допускать никаких споров; rain prevented the game дождь помешал игре, матч не состоялся из-за дождя; could I have prevented it? разве я мог воспрепятствовать этому?; what is to prevent you? что вам может помешать?
3. IV
prevent smth. in some manner prevent smth. completely (partially, permanently, effectively, cleverly, scientifically, cruelly, methodically, medically, automatically, etc.) полностью /совершенно/ и т.д. предотвращать /предупреждать/ что-л.
prevent smb. doing smth. prevent him writing to her (the man saying "no", her doing her duty, etc.) не дать ему возможности написать ей и т.д.
5. XIV
prevent smb.'s doing smth. prevent smb.'s going (his staying, her saying so, etc.) помешать /не дать/ кому-л. уйти и т.д.; there is nothing to prevent our doing so нам ничто не может помешать так поступить; my work prevented my /me/ being present я не смог присутствовать из-за работы
prevent smb., smth. from doing smth. prevent me from going (them from doing their duty, the man from injuring himself, us from taking part, the child from playing, a prisoner from escaping, them from getting married, etc.) помешать /не дать/ мне уйти и т.д.; prevent the fire from spreading предотвратить /не допустить/ распространение огня; prevent rumours from spreading пресечь слухи; he was prevented from taking the chair ему не дали стать председателем

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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