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Thinking about Language  I. Match the words/phrases in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

A

B

1. slaving

 

2. chaos

 

3. rummage

 

4. scrape out

 

5. stumble over, tumble into

 

6. accomplish

 

7. uncanny

8. (to have or get into) a row

(i) a quarrel or an argument

 

(ii) remove something from inside
another thing using a sharp tool

 

(iii) strange, mysterious, difficult to
explain

 

(iv) finish successfully, achieve

 

(v) search for something by moving
things around hurriedly or carelessly

 

(vi) complete confusion and disorder

 

(vii) fall, or step awkwardly while walking

 

(viii) working hard

Answer

A

B

1. slaving

 

2. chaos

 

3. rummage

 

4. scrape out

 

5. stumble over, tumble into

 

6. accomplish

 

7. uncanny

 

8. (to have or get into) a row

(viii) working hard

 

(vi) complete confusion and disorder

 

(v) search for something by moving
things around hurriedly or carelessly


(ii) remove something from inside
another thing using a sharp tool


(vii) fall, or step awkwardly while walking

 

(iv) finish successfully, achieve

 

(iii) strange, mysterious, difficult to
explain


(i) a quarrel or an argument