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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Brood on (over) ( মন খারাপ করা ) Do not brood over your misfortune.
  • Hard at ( উদ্যমী ) He is hard at work before examination.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.
  • Overcome by ( দমন করা ) He was overcome by anger.
  • Burst out ( ফেটে পড়া ) He burst out laughing at my joke.

Idioms:

  • At home ( দক্ষ ) He is at home in mathematics.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • Book worm ( গ্রন্থকীট ) Don't be a book worm.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • Chip of the old block ( বাপকা বেটা ) He is a chip of the old black.
  • By far ( সর্বাংশে ) He is by far the best boy in the class.