malleable/dense pall/damp down/the worst of/run into
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
1. The social science assumes that human behaviour is malleable.
malleable = pliable, susceptible, manageable
2. She has the malleable mind of a child.
maleable = receptive, quick in the uptake
3. Early this morning a dense pall of smoke hung over the warehouse while firemen continued damp down the still-smouldering debries.
a dense pall = a dense cloud
to damp down = to spray with water
4. The worst of the storm is over.
5. His name escapes me for the moment. (I cannot recall it.)
6. “The warehouse worst affected contained a large quantity of timber and building materials” said Mr. Poel. “It seems unlikely that much of this can have escaped damage, in which case the cost is likely to run into several thousand pounds”.
7. His income runs into thousands.
to run into = to amount to
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: malleable/dense pall/damp down/the worst of/run into
All are fine.
Originally Posted by vil