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?

A case of road rage in the Salt Lake Valley Friday ended when one of the drivers brandished a gun.

The old man brandished his walking stick at the dog.

brandish = wag, swing

This trade mark is brandished everywhere.

brandish = advertise; flaunt in an aggressive manner; brag

Now both drivers have been cited for very different crimes.

cite = call in an official matter, such as to attend court

After his death, the soldier was cited for bravery.

cite = commend

Both drivers were involved in the crime, but they let him off.

The judge sent the man to prison but let the two drivers off.

let off = allow to go free or escape; excuse from punishment

The judge let them off with a fine.

Two boys were caught smoking in school but the principal let them off with a warning.

Mary's mother said that she would let Mary off from drying the supper dishes.

let off = release guiltless; to permit to go or escape; excuse from a penalty, a duty or a promise

We almost scored a touchdown in the first play against Tech but we let them off the hook by fumbling the ball.

The boxer let his opponent off the hook many times.

let off the hook = to miss a chance to defeat or score against

The ship stops at the next port to let passengers off.

let off = land

The gun is let off every day at 1 o'clock.

Willie accidentally let off his father's shotgun and made a hole in the wall.

let off = fire; to discharge (a gun)

Most of these old houses are being let off as flats.

let off = rent

"The state lottery jackpot as well as the profits in the games of Eurofootball and other games of fortune in this country will be levied with one-time ten percent tax upon payment," finance minister Simeon Djankov said.

Taxes should be levied more on the rich than on the poor.

They are going to have to levy some new taxes.

levy = impose, collect

They imposed a 5% levy on alcohol.

levy (n) = charge, tax

They are new levied men, and so undisciplined.

levy = cause to assemble or enlist in the military; recruit

Thank you for your efforts.