- 1 Post By sarat_106
hoist/run up/waste/run through/
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Let’s hoist the camp flag, first of all.
hoist = raise
Let’s run up the camp flag, first of all.
run up = raise a flag
The price of coffee is running up all over the world.
run up = increase rapidly
Would you run up and get my glasses?
run up = raise
Have you been running up bills at the dress shop again?
He ran up a big bill at the hotel.
The grant will just cover the deficit that we've run up.
run up = accumulate
The bill for the repairs might run up to $ 300.
run up = reach,
I can run up a dress in a day, but it won't look properly made.
I can run up some new curtains for the kitchen.
run up = sew rapidly
The firm ran up against strong competition.
run up = bump against
The tide is running up.
That offer will run up the price of the stock.
run up = increase; make or become greater or larger
They have wasted all their money in a few months.
They ran through all their money in a few months.
How can you have run through so much money so quickly?
run through = use up quickly; scatter
I've run my finger through with the needle.
run through = puncture; pierce
Let's run through the whole play from the beginning.
The attorney ran through the defense witness's testimony.
run through = practice, review or rehearse quickly
Will you run a thread through an eyelet?
The fallen soldier was run through with a spear.
Will you run this bit of tape through again?
run through = scroll
The song was ready for a first run through.
There were many outsiders at the second run through.
run through = rehearsal
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 22-Mar-2010 at 07:52.
Re: hoist/run up/waste/run through/
All are fine examples of the use of the phrasal verb Ďrun upí but I am not sure about the underlined sentence.
Originally Posted by vil
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