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May 30, 2016

Important Idioms and their Meanings for Competitive Exams - Set 5

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Dear friends, Here is the Fifth set of Important Idioms and their Meanings for Competitive Exams. You can read the Set 1 from hereSet 2 from here  , Set 3 from here and the Set 4 from here. Happy Reading :)

Idioms related to Make

  • He made straight for the door (went towards)
  • She made one of his old shirts into a blouse (transformed)
  • The burglars made off quickly when the man appeared (went away)
  • That dog has made off with my shoe (carried away)
  • I don't know what to make of her (can't understand her)
  • He made a lot on that deal (profited financially by)
  • Can you make out what this word means ? (understand)
  • The doctor made out the prescription (wrote)
  • He is a liar; he made the whole story up (invented, fabricated)
  • She makes up too heavily (uses cosmetics)
  • After a quarrel you must kiss and make up (be reconciled
    • reconciled meaning - restore friendly relations between
  • We need one more person to make up the four at bridge (complete)
  • The chemist made up the prescription (compounded the medicine)
  • Here is the book to make up for the one you lost (compensate for)
  • The secretary made up to her employer in order to get promotion (sought favour with

Idioms related to Put

  • He put down the rebellion with a firm hand (suppressed)
  • Let me put your address down n my notebook (write)
  • I put in a lot of work on that article (did)
  • He is gong to put in for  a higher salary (apply for
  • We must put off the picnic until next week (postpone
  • The bad smell in that restaurant really puts me off (repels
    • repel meaning - to force something or someone to move away
  • She puts on a very superior expression (assumes
  • Put the light out before you go to bed (extinguish
  • She seemed rather put out by your letter (distressed, disconcerted - usually in passive only)
  • Will it put you out if we come today (inconvenience) ?
  • Will you put me through to this number (connect by telephone) ?
  • I am sorry to put you to all this trouble (give - Usually with words like trouble, inconvenience, expense)
  • They have put up the price of bread again (raised
  • I can't put up with that terrible noise (endure)
  • His sister puts him up to a lot of mischief (incites)
    • incite meaning - to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent

Idioms related to Run

  • She ran away with an actor (eloped with)
  • These holidays do run away with the money (consume, take)
  • I ran across my niece yesterday (met by chance)
  • She looks very pale and run down (in poor health - passive only)
  • He is always running other people down (disparaging
    • disparage meaning - to criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value him, her, or it
  • Please pass this car it's running in (consolidating working in parts)
  • I ran into an old friend this morning (met suddenly)
  • My mother-in-law runs on so much (talks continuously)
  • She was run over by a car (knocked down)
  • Turn off the tap or the bathwater will run over (overflow)
  • He ran through all his money in a week (spent rapidly)
  • My wife runs up too many bills (accumulates)
  • I ran up against another old friend (met by chance. Like, run into and run across)
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