Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The policeman cautioned the motorist about his speed.
The judge gave the defendant a caution.
I cautioned him against being late.
caution = warn Ok
Millions of islands dot the world's oceans.
The islands are dotted all roundthe coast.
dot = sprinkle Ok
To dot the i's and cross the t's. used idiomatically: To take care of every detail, even minor ones. Before taking the project to the CEO, let's make sure we dot the i's and cross the t's.
dot = punctuate; specify; define more accurately; also to write correctly. Example: use of the ellipsis
It is used at the end of an unfinished sentence. The general rule is that you should always put a space before and after the ellipsis. 'Tom was.. and he played... This is not correct. It should be Tom was and he played .
All about were dotted leafy trees.
Boulders dotted (about /over/) the lunar landscape.
dot = stud, strew
I had a companion close by me, dotting down my conversation.
dot down = jot down = write briefly
You have to pay on the dot.
Susan arrived at the party at 2:00 P.M. on the dot.
Ben's plane arrived on the dot.
on the dot = exactly on time
She dotted me one in the eye.
dot = dab
Thank you for your efforts.
Nice word 'dot'. However, you do not need to dot capital I and cross capital T. I think, it should have been said dot your small I cross your small t.