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    carbon footprint/ grove/ flunk/ flunk out/ cut a class

    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?

    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.



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    Re: carbon footprint/ grove/ flunk/ flunk out/ cut a class

    All ok.


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