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    Don't Try Anything

    Dear friends and Teachers,

    - I just watched an American action film, when person A is captured, and then the person B said this "I'll be right back, and don't try anything".

    - Does "don't try anything" in this context mean "Don't try to do anything to run away", correct?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven

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    Re: Don't Try Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear friends and Teachers,

    - I just watched an American action film, when person A is captured, and then the person B said this "I'll be right back, and don't try anything".

    - Does "don't try anything" in this context mean "Don't try to do anything to run away", correct?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven
    Yes. But it's broader than that. It means don't try:
    - cell-phoning a colleague
    - untying yourself
    - shouting out
    - escaping.
    Basically, it means: Don't try anything that I wouldn't like when I get back.

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