Word Of The Day – 9/9/14


WORD OF THE DAY


ASTONISH(Verb)

Meaning:
Surprise or impress (someone) greatly.
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement.

Usage:
Despite the hype, there was nothing in the book to astonish readers.
The news astonished everyone.
Everyone was absolutely astonished by the quality of their performance.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


THROW IN THE TOWEL

Meaning:
To quit
To admit defeat or failure

Usage:
When John could stand no more of Mary’s bad temper, he threw in the towel and left.
I saw a fight last almost two hours before one guy threw in the towel.
The union was forced to throw in the towel and settle their bitter dispute with the company.

A: “The boxing match is great.”
B: “One guy is really getting beat up.”
A: “Do you think he’s going to give up?”
B: “He’s not going to throw in the towel, they rarely do that these days.”

Other Common Sentences:
I don’t think I can win, so I’m going to give up.
I’d rather surrender than get the hell beaten out of me.

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