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    withstand/getting sore/get tough/talk into/argue/lash out

    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?

    It couldn’t withstand that kind of pressure.

    I withstood him to the face.

    withstand = to stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments

    Now, his wife is getting sore .

    (In this case “sore” means angry, though it can also mean to be in pain)

    There’s no point in getting tough with me.

    “To get tough” with a person is to treat them very roughly or firmly

    Mr. Gittes, You’ve talked me into it .

    I managed to talk him out of this plan.

    Bob talked us into walking home with him.

    talk into = persuade

    You talked us into this mess. Now get us out!

    You'll talk us into the poor house yet!

    talk into = to cause to be in or to get into by talking

    Mr. Jones lost the customer in his store by arguing with him.

    argue = have an argument about something
    Russia used the stage at the Munich Security Conference to lash out at NATO's eastward expansion, but the Western alliance was quick to dismiss Moscow's position as not being sufficiently anchored in the real world.


    The speaker lashed out against the new regulations.

    lash out = make a sudden blow or fierce verbal attack

    Never walk behind a horse in case it lashes out (at you).

    lash out = kick out

    He suddenly lashed out and hit me in the face.

    lash out = make as if to strike; aim a blow at; wipe at

    He lashed out five thousand dollars for his daughter's wedding.

    He lashed out on a new car.

    lash out = throw o.’s money about

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: withstand/getting sore/get tough/talk into/argue/lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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?

    Never walk behind a horse in case it lashes out (at you).

    lash out = kick out (applicable to horse)


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    The horse lashes out with his two back legs if you stand behind him. So for some one working around a horse, it is best to remain close to his body. If you stand far out from him, he will be able to kick you easier and harder if he lashes out.(A dangerous move by a horse)

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