plz make a correct sentence for each of them with a short explantion of its meaning, thanX.
1fall a victim to
5in one's way
6make do with
Thank you for sentenses and clear explanation. Do you know any easy-to-use online dictionaries that offer "phrases consulting" functions? Plz tell me, I can't find one. Most the online one only supply words meanings.
- ElisaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. Fall a victim to (meaning: A person or thing destroyed in the pursuit of an object or in gratification of a passion)
She fell a victim to jealousy and completely ruined their relationship.
=> This means that: Their relationship was destroyed because of her jealousy.
2. Happen to (meaning: by chance)
I happened to see her in the mall
=> I saw her in the mall by chance.
3. High time (meaning: the appropriate time or past the appropriate time)
It's high time that he got out of bed.
=> He has slept for too long. It is time for him to get out of the bed.
The expression "It is (high/about) time past verb test" is used to complain about or criticize something or someone:
It is time that the government took action.
It is about time that the government took action.
It is high time that the government took action.
4. Hard put (meaning: in great perplexity or difficulty)
We were hard put to finish the examination in one hour.
=> We worked very hard to finish the examination in an hour.
5. In one's way (meaning: forming a hindrance or obstruction)
She is determined to become President of the United States , no matter who is on her way.
=> She doesn’t care what the obstacles will be. She will do whatever it takes to become President of the United States .
6. Make do with (meaning: Make do with - Accept something less satisfactory because there's no alternative)
There's no coffee, so we'll have to make do with tea.
=> There is no coffee. Even though coffee is our favorite, we will have to drink tea instead.
2008-04-19 17:21:27 補充：
I checked the website and found Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Maybe that will be a good source. I did not use that one to answer your questions. But searching the internet, this one looks very comprehensive.Source(s): Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
- LydiaLv 41 decade ago
what happen to this answer?