Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    • Post Thanks / Like

    plant (v)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The Seeker was planted on the sidewalk next to my open trunk, assailing me with snide questions and comments whenever I was in hearing distance.

    They persisted in planting themselves in some safe nook.

    plant = lodge, locate, situate

    They planted their field with rye.

    plant = sow

    Whatever planted that idea in / into your head?

    plant in an idea = suggest an idea

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

    plant on = toss a piece of evidence

    She planted him once and forever.

    plant someone = leave someone

    Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 11:17.

  1. Huda-M's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Aug 2008
    • Posts: 1,209
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: plant (v)

    For the first case, it would mean to 'place' or rather 'set somewhere firmly' (like on the ground). Similarly, the same 'planted' can also mean to be stationed somewhere'.

    Second case - yes, it means to place or set the seeds for growing purpose.

    Third case- Would mean that something was placed secretly/ deceptively so later it is discovered and somebody else blamed for it.

    Last one- I am not sure for that..... Surely some teacher would explain in a better way!

    Hope it helps - I'm not a teacher!

Similar Threads

    By sbalasingham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Mar-2011, 21:07
  2. on a plant or in a plant?
    By magdalena in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2007, 15:14
  3. I'm going to plant orchards on it.
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30-Oct-2007, 01:16
  4. I plant a seed
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2006, 21:55
  5. to plant a shrub
    By possopo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Aug-2006, 22:40


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts