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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.
  • Escape by ( রক্ষা করা ) He escaped by a hair breadth.
  • Pretend to ( ভান করা ) He does not pretend to high birth.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Prevent from ( বারণ করা ; প্রতিরোধ করা ) I prevented him from going there.‌

Idioms:

  • In a fix ( মুশকিলে পতিত ) He is in a fix and does not know what to do.
  • word of no implication ( কথার কথা )
  • be in ones bad books ( কারও অপ্রিয় হওয়া )
  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • After all ( সবকিছু সত্ত্বেও ) After all, he is a patriot.
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.