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    collide/run into/collision/home signsl/meet head on/bump/mmisleading/shake a leg

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    The car collided with a bus.

    collide (n) = clash (n)

    The interests of the two countries collided.

    The chairman's opinion collided with that of the rest of the committee.

    collide (v) = conflict (v)

    This lamppost looks as if it's been run into by a bus.

    run into = collide with

    The first collision was attributed to the Perth express passing a color light distant railway signal at "caution" and the outer and inner semaphore home signals at "danger".

    collision = an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object

    home signal = a particular signal box may control one or more stop signals on each running line. In a traditional mechanically signaled area, it is most common for a signal box to have two stop signals governing each line. The first reached by a train is known as the home signal. In America, where the term home signal is in common usage, it generally refers to the "generic" British definition of 'stop signal', namely any signal whose most restrictive indication is 'danger'.

    When two vehicles meet head on, generally the drivers confer to decide in which direction lies the closest wide spot, and together they travel there, the lead vehicle necessarily in reverse gear.

    meet head on = collide

    The car bumped against the curb.

    bump = knock against with force or violence

    The title of this book is misleading. Financial analysis of an organization is "misleading" when it is used to misrepresent the organization, its situation or its prospects.
    misleading = designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

    Shake a leg! The bus won't wait.

    shake a leg = hurry up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: collide/run into/collision/home signsl/meet head on/bump/mmisleading/shake a leg

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    The car collided with a bus. Ok

    collide (n) = clash (n)

    The interests of the two countries collided. Ok

    The chairman's opinion collided with that of the rest of the committee. Ok

    collide (v) = conflict (v)

    This lamppost looks as if it's been run into by a bus. Ok

    run into = collide with

    The first collision was attributed to the Perth express passing a color light distant railway signal at "caution" and the outer and inner semaphore home signals at "danger".

    collision = an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object Ok

    home signal = a particular signal box may control one or more stop signals on each running line. In a traditional mechanically signaled area, it is most common for a signal box to have two stop signals governing each line. The first reached by a train is known as the home signal. In America, where the term home signal is in common usage, it generally refers to the "generic" British definition of 'stop signal', namely any signal whose most restrictive indication is 'danger'.

    When two vehicles meet head on, generally the drivers confer to decide in which direction lies the closest wide spot, and together they travel there, the lead vehicle necessarily in reverse gear.

    meet head on = collide Ok

    The car bumped against the curb. Ok

    bump = knock against with force or violence

    The title of this book is misleading. Financial analysis of an organization is "misleading" when it is used to misrepresent the organization, its situation or its prospects.
    misleading = designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently Ok

    Shake a leg! The bus won't wait.

    shake a leg = hurry up, there are several meanings, it basically means; Rouse yourself from sleep and get out of bed.



    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    OK. All words are properly used to express bare facts.

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