Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
More and more people are aware of the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and negative impact on the natural world.
carbon footprint = the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product
Then down they all went, and at the bottom they found themselves in a most delightful grove of trees; and the leaves were all of silver, and glittered and sparkled beautifully.
grove = a small growth of trees without underbrush
He flunked history.
flunk = to fail, especially in a course or an examination
Fred flunked out of college during his junior year.
flunk out = to have to withdraw from school or college because of too many failing grades
If you keep cutting classes the way you do, you will almost surely flunk this course," John's professor said to him.
cut a class = to be truant; to deliberately miss a class and do something else instead
flunk = to fail in; to fail to pass (a test, examination, or course of study).
Thank you for your efforts.