The word ‘tip’ has only three letters but many meanings. Match the words with meanings below:
(i) finger tips — be about to say something
(ii) the tip of your nose — make the boat overturn
(iii) tip the water out of the bucket — the ends of one’s fingers
(iv) have something on the tip of him your tongue — give a rupee to him, to thank him
(v) tip the boat over — empty a bucket by tilting it
(vi) tip him a rupee — the pointed end of your nose
(vii) the tip of the bat — if you take this advice
(viii) the police were tipped off — the bat lightly touched the ball
(ix) if you take my tip — the end of the bat
(x) the bat tipped the ball— the police were told, or warned
The words helper, companion, partner and accomplice have very similar meanings, but each word is typically used in certain phrases. Can you fill in the blanks below with the most commonly used words? A dictionary may help you.
(i) business __________
(ii) my __________ on the journey.
(iii) I’m mother’s little __________
(iv) a faithful _____ such as a dog.
(v) the thief’s _________
(vi) find a good _________
(vii) tennis/golf/bridge _________
(viii) his _____ in his criminal activities
Now let us look at the uses of the word break. Match the word with its meanings below. Try to find at least three other ways in which to use the word.
(i) The storm broke — could not speak; was too sad to speak
(ii) day break — this kind of weather ended
(iii) His voice is beginning to break — it began or burst into activity
(iv) Her voice broke and she cried — the beginning of daylight
(v) The heat wave broke — changing as he grows up
(vi) broke the bad news — end it by making the workers submit
(vii) break a strike — gently told someone the bad news
(viii) (Find your own expression. — Give its meaning here.)