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.