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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Devote to ( উৎসর্গ করা ) He devotes much time to study.
  • Plead for ( ওকালতি করা (কোনকিছু) ) I pleaded with him for justice (against the wrong done to me).
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Lacking in ( অভাব আছে এমন ) He is lacking in courage.
  • Excuse for ( অব্যাহতি দেওয়া ) He will not be excused for coming late.
  • Offended at ( বিরক্ত (কোন কাজে) ) I am offended with you at your conduct.

Idioms:

  • Nip in the bud ( অঙ্কুরে বিনষ্ট করা ) All his hopes were nipped in the bud.
  • In a fix ( মুশকিলে পতিত ) He is in a fix and does not know what to do.
  • Maiden speech ( প্রথম বক্তৃতা ) His maiden speech fell flat on the audience.
  • Turn down ( প্রত্যাখান করা ) He turned down my proposal.
  • feather ones nest ( কাজ গুছিয়ে নেওয়া )
  • By far ( সর্বাংশে ) He is by far the best boy in the class.