Значение идиомы swear by

[swear by] {v.} 1. To use as the support or authority that what youare saying is truthful; take an oath upon.

A witness swears by theBible that he will tell the truth.

In ancient Greece a doctorswore by Apollo, the god of healing, that he would be a good doctor.

John swore by his honor he would return the bike.

2. To havecomplete confidence in; be sure of; trust completely.

When John hasto go somewhere fast, he swears by his bike to get there.

We canbe sure that Fred will come on time, since his friend Tom swears byhim.


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