The English Corner 13 December

Posted Date : 13-Dec-2017

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies
There are subjects one would rather not discuss.
It's no use crying over spilt milk
Don't express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied.
Great minds think alike.
Intelligent people very often have the same idea at the same time.
Haste makes waste
If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redon
Might as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb
If the penalty is going to be same, you might as well commit the greater offence.
The best things in life are free
You don't have to pay for what is important: happiness, friendship, good health.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
show off- Brag or want to be admired    
There's David showing off in his new sports car
get in- Enter    
How did the burglar get in?

Synonyms and Antonyms
relieve (verb)

1. to make more bearable or less severe an ice pack will relieve the swelling
Synonyms- of relieve allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, mitigate, mollify, palliate, help, soothe
Words Related - relieve abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper cure, heal, remedy amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine
Near Antonyms- of relieve harm, hurt, impair, injure heighten, intensify, sharpen
Antonyms- of relieve aggravate, exacerbate
2. to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers
the bellhop relieved him of his luggage and led him to the elevator
Synonyms- of relieve clear, disburden, disencumber, divest, free, rid, unburden
Words Related - relieve discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue disengage, disentangle, extricate
Near Antonyms- of relieve bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)
Antonyms- of relieve burden, encumber, saddle
3. to take the place of at daybreak a soldier arrived to relieve the one who had spent the night on guard duty
Synonyms- of relieve cut out, displace, displant, replace, substitute, supersede, supplant.

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