put down to put a sick or injured animal to death, usually by lethal injection Synonym: put to sleep
Tottie was very old and very sick, so we told the vet to put her down.
Putting down family pets is one of the most difficult parts of my job as a vet.
If a horse breaks a leg, sometimes the kindest thing to do is to have it put down.
Note: “Put down” is one of several euphemisms for putting an animal to death. Others are “lay down”, “put to sleep” and “put out of its/his/her misery”.
1. If a pet needs to be put down and you can’t afford to pay a vet, you should take it to a. a pet shop b. a petting zoo c. an animal shelter put forward (1) to offer an idea, an opinion, a suggestion, etc. for other people to consider Synonym: suggest, offer
He put forward an interesting argument, but no one was really convinced by it.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to put them forward and they’ll be given our full consideration.
Many of the suggestions that have been put forward are excellent.
Nouns often used as objects with put forward (1): suggestion, opinion, idea, argument, plan, proposal, theory
2. During the discussion, Louise stood up and put forward her own a. excuse b. suggestion c. anger put forward (2) to change the date or time of an event, an appointment, a meeting, etc. so that it happens earlier than originally planned Synonym: bring forward
Do you mind if we put forward the starting time an hour, and make it 9 o’clock instead of 10? Uncle Roger has to go to Japan in April, so we’ve put our wedding forward a couple of weeks so he can come.
Nouns often used as objects with put forward (2): date, time, starting time, appointment, meeting, conference, deadline
3. The date of the conference has been put forward a week. It was going to be on March 23, but now it’ll be on a. March 16 b. March 30 c. April 16
quarrel with to disagree about something, or to believe something is untrue or incorrect Synonym: argue Life with, disagree with For Life example: is a mixture of sunshine and
Not many scientists quarrel with the idea of global warming these days.
I really don’t think anyone can quarrel with me on that point.
4. Not many people quarrel with the aims of the Red Cross. Most people a. support them b. oppose them c. criticise them queue up If you queue up, you join a line of people waiting for their turn to do something.
Synonym: line up For example: When we went to the bank we had to queue up at the counter. Don’t you hate it when you’ve been queuing up for a ticket, and they run out just before you get to the counter? Nouns often used as indirect objects with queue up: for a ticket, pass, token, coupon, taxi; in a bank, postoffice, supermarket; at a counter, ticket window, box-office
5. You might have to queue up when you go to a. the beach b. the post office c. the promenade