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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The head of the Lutheran Church in Germany, Margot Kaessmann, announced her resignation at a press conference on Wednesday after being pulled over for drunk driving days before.
Police pulledhim overfor speeding.
pull over = bring a vehicle to the side of the road
This garment has no buttons and has to be pulled over your head.
pull over = pulled the garment on over the head
In terms of making progress in rehabilitating relations between itself and countries in the Middle East, the United States could have only trumped its re-engagement with Syria by opening direct dialogue with Iran.
He spoke about books in terms of their publication.
What have you done in terms affixing the house?
The children ate a great many hot dogs at the party. In terms of money, they ate $20 worth.
in terms of = as measured or indicated by, on the basis of; in the matter of
We swam a great distance. In terms of miles, it was three.
in terms of = as to the amount or number of
I felt impelled to give her a glimpse of a widowed mother and a desperate struggle against poverty.
She felt impelled to intercede.
impelled (adj.) = urged or forced to action through moral pressure; motivated by an irresistible compulsion; driven
The success of our public request for money impels us to even greater efforts to save the hospital.
impel (v) = drive, motivate, move, prod, prompt
The boys went at each other with their fists.
go at = attack, especially with energy
He went by the name of “The Gadfly” among his friends.
go by the name of = be known by or use a specific name
All his money goes on drink.
go on something = begin to overdo
He became mad when he heard the accusation.
become mad = madden
He went mad when he hears the accusation.
go mad = go out of one’s mind
I dare say your daughter looks old for her age because of applying tpp much make-up.
make-up (n) = cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
One of my front teeth has worked loose.
work loose = get loose = (I have a loose tooth.)
I’m afraid he’s done for; he won’t get over his terrible loss.
done for = no longer effective, capable, or valuable
get over = recover from
When the police burst in on the crooks, they knew they were done for.
done for = finished
Thank you for your efforts.