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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Die by ( মারা যাওয়া (বিষ) ) He died by poison.
  • Dedicate to ( উৎসর্গ করা ) This book is dedicated to his father.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Believe in ( বিশ্বাস করা ) I do not believe in his honesty.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.

Idioms:

  • Take one to task ( তিরস্কার করা ) He was taken to task for negligence of duty.
  • Make both ends meet ( আয়ব্যয় মেলানো ) I cannot make both ends meet with my small income.
  • Curry favour ( তোষামোদ করিয়ে প্রিয় হওয়া ) He knows how to curry favour with officers.
  • Null and void ( বাতিল ) The deed has been null and void now.
  • Catch red handed ( হাতে নাতে ধরা ) The thief was caught red handed.
  • Bosom friend ( অন্তরঙ্গ বন্ধু ) Rifat is my bosom friend.