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    pull over/in terms of/impel(v)/impelled(adj.)/go at/go by/go on/go mad/done for/

    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?

    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.

    Regards,

    V

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    Exclamation Re: pull over/in terms of/impel(v)/impelled(adj.)/go at/go by/go on/go mad/done for/

    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?

    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 pulled him over for speeding.

    pull over = bring a vehicle to the side of the road Ok

    This garment has no buttons and has to be pulled over your head.

    pull over = pulled the garment on over the head Ok

    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 of fixing the house?

    The children ate a great many hot dogs at the party. In terms of money, they ate $20 worth./the amount was $20.
    in terms of = as measured or indicated by, on the basis of; in the matter of=regarding something; concerning something

    We swam a great distance. In terms of miles, it was three.

    in terms of = as to the amount or number of=in relation to something

    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 Ok

    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 Ok

    The boys went at each other with their fists.

    go at = attack, especially with energy Ok

    He went by the name of “The Gadfly” among his friends.

    go by the name of = be known by or use a specific name Ok

    All his money goes on drink.

    go on something = begin to overdo Ok

    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 Ok

    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=about to fail, suffer, or die

    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.

    Regards,

    V
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