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    Leicester

    Hi,

    Picking up where they left off, Leicester flew out of the blocks after the interval and took only 45 seconds to gain a well-deserved lead through Abe. Vassell was the orchestrator, cleverly working an opening to send in an exquisite left-wing cross for Abe to beat Ankergren with a thumping header.

    Several questions concerning this paragraph.

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    Does "pick up" mean "resume"?

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    Does "blocks" mean "defenses"?

    3.
    Does "after the interval" mean "after the first-half"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Last edited by Silverobama; 08-Oct-2011 at 03:15.

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    Re: Leicester

    If you cannot be bothered to think of more helpful titles for your threads, despite being asked many times to do this, I cannot be bothered to deal with your questions

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    Re: Leicester

    Rover told me to use Name to start a thread, how should I improve my thread?

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    Re: Leicester

    And now It seems that I can't change the title of this thread, would you please help me this time?

    I will pay attention to the title next time.

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    Re: Leicester

    Leicester flew out of the blocks would have been good.

    1. Yes

    2. This is an analogy to sprint races, in which the runners have starting blocks to help them make a rapid beginning to the race. Leicester began the second half at top speed.

    3. Yes

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    Re: Leicester

    Dear Rover,

    Does "block" mean "action" here?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Leicester

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Dear Rover,

    Does "block" mean "action" here?

    Thanks a lot
    No. As per the previous post, it refers to the "starting blocks" - these are the wedges of wood/metal/some other hard material, on which sprinters place their feet before they start running.

    Look here to see what they look like.

    If someone "flies out of the blocks" it means they start the race at high speed. It's a good thing.

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    Re: Leicester

    Thanks a lot, Emsr.

    So "flies out of blocks" and "flow out of blocks" are both correct and mean the same?

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    #9

    Re: Leicester

    The text says flew- the past tense of fly, not flow.

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    Re: Leicester

    "To fly out of the blocks" would be the phrase.

    Sometimes, when someone runs very fast or something happens very fast, we use forms of "to fly".

    Smith flew past Jones to win the race.
    The bus flew past the bus-stop and didn't pick up the waiting passenger.
    This week's holiday has flown by.
    The iPad2 is flying off the shelves.

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