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    shake up/cold shoulder/imagine

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Iraq looks set to shake up the Middle East's oil hierarchy after the Iraqi Oil Ministry ended its second bidding round last week, awarding seven oilfields in a tender which could eventually increase the war-torn country's capacity to 12 million barrels per day.

    shake up = subject to drastic rearrangement or reorganization

    Any landlord who would not charge lower rents or any tenant who took over the farm of an evicted tenant would be given the complete cold shoulder by Parnell's supporters.

    cold shoulder = deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub

    I know something about it, I imagine.

    I imagine it will rain.

    imagine = assume

    My sister is not so defenseless left as you imagine.

    defenseless = lacking protection or support

    imagine = to think; to suppose

    In the night, imagining some fear, how easy is a bush supposed a bear!

    They couldn't imagine how thew would do it.

    I had imagined you a tall man.

    Try to imagine our position.

    imagine = to form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination

    How long will you imagine mischief against a man?

    imagine = to contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose

    She imagined that somebody was watching.

    imagine = fancy

    I cannot imagine what you mean.

    imagine = guess; take it

    You are always imagining things.

    imagine = think up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: shake up/cold shoulder/imagine

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Iraq looks set to shake up the Middle East's oil hierarchy after the Iraqi Oil Ministry ended its second bidding round last week, awarding seven oilfields in a tender which could eventually increase the war-torn country's capacity to 12 million barrels per day.

    shake up = subject to drastic rearrangement or reorganization particularly applied to an organization to improve its effectiveness
    The company has undergone a major shake up in an attempt to improve its current situation.
    Shakeup (noun): Many important ministers were forced out in the recent cabinet shakeup.
    Any landlord who would not charge lower rents or any tenant who took over the farm of an evicted tenant would be given the complete cold shoulder by Parnell's supporters.

    cold shoulder = deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub

    I know something about it, I imagine.

    I imagine it will rain.

    imagine = assume = to think that may happen, but without being sure

    My sister is not so defenseless to be left to herself, as you imagine. T think it make sense now.

    defenseless = lacking protection or support

    imagine = to think; to suppose

    In the night, imagining some fear, how easy is a bush supposed a bear!

    They couldn't imagine how thew would do it.

    I had imagined you a tall man.

    Try to imagine our position.

    imagine = to form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination

    How long will you imagine mischief against a man?

    imagine = to contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose= to have a false or wrong idea about something:

    She imagined that somebody was watching.

    imagine = fancy

    I cannot imagine what you mean.

    imagine = guess; take it

    You are always imagining things.

    imagine = think up= to form a picture or idea in your mind about what something could be like

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Fine, I have only modified at one place to make that meaningful.

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