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    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 Movement for Rights and Freedoms did not come up with a statement to comment the publication.

    come up with = produce, supply; also, discover

    Tax inspectors have taken aim at popular singer Vladimir Ampov a.k.a. The Count and he handed over his father.

    take aim = direct at

    a.k.a. = as known or named at another time or place; alias

    The current attack coincided with a large-scale operation of NATO forces in Helmand province against the bases of the Taliban.

    The meeting will coincide with the celebration of the company's founding.

    coinside = happen simultaneously

    At the May 9 parade to mark the 65 th anniversary of victory in World War II, Russia's army has rolled out the first time at Red Square launchers with mock-ups of the newest nuclear missile, the Topol-M, "said the representative of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel Vadim Koval.

    roll out = introduce, disclose

    As shown by studies of Danish doctors, suspension of blood flow in the hand may help with heart attacks.

    suspension = temporary cessation

    Scientists believe that this procedure runs in the heart of the natural mechanisms that compensate for the oxygen deficiency of the heart muscle.

    run = actuate

    Studies based on data from 150 patients showed that those who have gone through this procedure in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, recovering from the effects of easier infarction.

    on the way = on the route of a journey

    In this study, specially trained nurses to apply the regular harnesses, used in measuring blood pressure, in order to hold down the artery and stop blood circulation in the arm for up to five minutes.

    We can't hold down the prices much longer.

    He is holding down to three cigarettes a day.

    hold down = to limit; restrain

    Kings used to know very well how to hold down the people.

    I held the ruffian down while they bound him.

    Hold that dog down! He's dangerous.

    The invaders couldn't hold the country down for long.

    hold down = to keep in obedience; keep control of; continue authority or rule over

    John had held down a tough job for a long time.

    hold down = to work satisfactorily at

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: come up with/take aim/a.k.a./coincide/roll out/suspension/run/hold down/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Scientists believe that this procedure runs in the heart of the natural mechanisms that compensate for the oxygen deficiency of the heart muscle.

    run = actuate
    Maybe, "to govern" instead of "to run".

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    Re: come up with/take aim/a.k.a./coincide/roll out/suspension/run/hold down/

    I'm not sure how it is generally, but in computer science people often speak about "running procedures" and also "run procedures".

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    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?

    In this study, specially trained nurses to apply the regular harnesses, used in measuring blood pressure, in order to hold down the artery and stop blood circulation in the arm for up to five minutes.

    We can't hold down the prices much longer.

    He is holding down to three cigarettes a day.

    hold down = to limit; restrain

    Kings used to know very well how to hold down the people.(= to keep people under control or limit their freedom)

    I held the ruffian down while they bound him.

    Hold that dog down! He's dangerous.

    The invaders couldn't hold the country down for long.

    hold down = to keep in obedience; keep control of and stop them from moving away or escaping:; continue authority or rule over

    John had held down a tough job for a long time.

    hold down = to work satisfactorily at

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    ‘Hold down’ as phrasal verb has four meanings. This has been explained here with appropriate examples.

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    Re: come up with/take aim/a.k.a./coincide/roll out/suspension/run/hold down/

    Hi mmasny,

    Thank you for your backing concerning the usage of the verb "run" in my example sentence.

    run = set/put in motion; set something going; actuate; move; to initiate an action; perform

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards,

    V.

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