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    plant/suspension/reinstate/hamper/long haul

    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?

    Planting his case on the table, he looked at us expectantly.

    plant = put; place

    Whatever planted that idea in/into your head?

    plant = put firmly in the mind

    I didn't steal these jewels, they've been planted on me.

    plant = place something or someone in a certain position in order to deceive; put a misleading piece of evidence placed so as to be discovered

    Plainclothes men were planted all over the town.

    The state security planted bugs in their apartments.

    plant = to station (a person) for the purpose of functioning in secret, as by observing, spying, or influencing behavior
    Despite the suspension of a strike by Lufthansa pilots on Monday, Germany's flag carrier says its passengers can still expect delays.

    A strike by British Airways ground staff has led to the suspension of flights between London and Manchester.

    suspension = temporary cessation

    The athlete received a two-year suspension following a positive drug test.

    suspension = a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

    Cockpit called the walkout to press its demands for job security guarantees and pay rises for 4,500 pilots

    walkout = go on strike

    A Lufthansa spokesman said the airline was working at top speed to reinstate its global flight schedule.

    His supporters failed in their attempt to reinstate the President in the White House.

    reinstate = bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

    They must to reinstate Joana in her former position.

    She was reinstated as treasurer.

    reinstate = restore to the previous state or rank

    That stoppage is expected to hamper half the flights at Paris' Orly airport and a quarter of flights from the main Charles de Gaulle airport, according to France's aviation authority DGAC.

    hamper = prevent the progress or free movement of

    Coleman all seemed to think Kofi Annan is hampering, at the very least, or maybe even obstructing the investigation.

    hamper = make difficult

    He found the loose robe hampering and suddenly stopped, fumbling with its belt, striving to throw it off.

    hamper = overburden, restrict

    Air France has vowed to maintain most long-haul services.

    It is a long haul to drive across the country.

    a long haul = a long distance or trip

    A boy crippled by polio may learn to walk again, but it may be a long haul.

    Over the long haul, an expensive pair of shoes may save you money.

    a long haul = a long length of time during which work continues or something is

    done; a long time of trying

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: plant/suspension/reinstate/hamper/long haul

    I didn't steal these jewels, they've been planted on me.- I'd say They were planted or, more probably, Someone planted/must have planted...

    Over the long haul, an expensive pair of shoes may save you money.- In the long run sounds better to me.

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