Give me five

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

Give me five

to wither


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)



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)



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.