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Give me five

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 October, 2003, 12:00am

Give me five


to wither


(v)


to dry up. 'Withered' is the inflected form. Withered leaves are dry. Below the word is used as a metaphor


Example: Hong Kong's sense of pride has withered in the past five years. (SCMP, June 8, 2003)


stock-still


(adj)


absolutely motionless


Example: After the final whistle the footballer raged at his rival who stood, almost teasingly, stock still on the pitch. (SCMP, December 21, 2001)


eerie


(adj)


mysterious and frightening


Example: An eerie atmosphere greeted the visitors to the old house.


to wind up


(phrasal verb)


to finish or stop doing something


Example: The coach asked the team to wind up their practice session.


to play hookey


(verbal phrase)


to stay away, usually from school, without permission. 'Hooky' is also correct


Example: The children hid the stray cat away, and played hookey from school to feed and nurture it.


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