"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Afraid of ( ভীত ) I am not afraid of ghosts.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Pretend to ( ভান করা ) He does not pretend to high birth.
  • Argue for ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him for the point.
  • Confined in ( আবদ্ধ (কক্ষ) ) He is confined in a room for five days.
  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.

Idioms:

  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • Dead against ( তীব্র বিরোধী ) I am dead against his proposal.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • By all means ( সবর্প্রকার ) Try to do it by all means.
  • Fish out of water ( অস্বস্তিকর অবস্থায় ) When he came to the village, he felt like a fish out of water.
  • At a low ebb ( নিম্নমুখী ) His fame is at a low ebb now.