Idioms and Phrasal Verbs Paper 2008, First Group




Here are the Idioms and Phrasal Verbs of previous papers

Take down

Meaning in simple english and Sentences in present and past:
1. To bring something to a lower position from a higher one: Take the book down from the shelf. The store took down all the signs after the sale ended.
2. To dismantle something that is standing: In the morning, we took down the tents and put them in our backpacks. The workers took the Halloween display down and put up one for Thanksgiving.
3. To lower someone’s arrogance or self-esteem: The opposing team really took him down during the final game. They were so good that they took down each member of our debate team.
4. To write something one has heard or observed: I took down every word they said so I could review the conversation later. The stenographer took the speech down and transcribed it.

Take in:

To admit someone. Used of institutions: The academy takes in only four new students per year. The university took the transfer student in.
3. To have someone or something live or lodge in one’s house: We took in several refugees during the war. The foster family took the runaway in.
4. To deliver something or someone to a place of treatment or repair: The car’s brakes aren’t working well, so we have to take it in.
5. To convey someone who has been arrested to a police station: If the police find out that your driver’s license has expired, they will take you in. They took in that suspect who jumped bail.
6. To include or constitute something: The United States takes in the land north of Mexico and south of Canada.

Throw up:

1. To discharge something into the air: He threw the ball up and it landed on the roof. The lawn mower threw up a rock.
2. Sports to execute some type of throw or a throw with some outcome: The quarterback threw up an interception.
3. To raise something quickly: They threw up their hands in exasperation. The color guard threw up the flag.
4. To eject some contents of the stomach by vomiting: The baby threw up her dinner. He threw the medicine up.
5. To vomit: The passenger threw up over the side of the boat.

Walk away with
To lead, take, accompany, or carry someone or an animal away. I walked away with my brother. The young man walked away with the heifer.




Strike down
1. To cause someone or something to fall by a blow: Boxing experts are predicting that the champion will strike down the contender in the third round. I grabbed a wrench and struck the intruder down with a blow to the head.
2. To incapacitate or kill someone. Used chiefly in the passive: Hundreds of civilians were struck down during the first week of the war.Smokers need to realize that heart disease can strike them down in the prime of their lives.
3. To render something ineffective; cancel something: The committee struck down the proposal we’ve worked so hard on, so we’ll have to start all over again. The Supreme Court determined that the law was unconstitutional and struck it down accordingly.

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