Bel is a from an English dictionary.
Important words to learn:E Essential I improver A Advanced
noun [C] DEVICE 1 A a piece of equipment which is used to cause liquid, air or gas to move from one place gas pump SHOE 2[USUALLY PLURAL]US (UK COURT SHOE)
8 type of plain shoe with a raised HEEL and no way of fastening it to the foot which is worn by women
3 [USUALLY PLURAL] type of flat shoe, like dance shoe when is worn by women 4 [USUALLY PLURAL]UK a flat•shoe made of heavy clothy os worn by children for doing sports.
LIQUID/GAS 1 [T USUALLY•ADV/PREP] to force liquid or gas to move somewhere:our latest machine can pump a hundred gallors a minute , o The new wine is pumped into stirage tanks.o The heart pumos blood through the arteries/round the body. INFORMATION 2[T]
INFORMAL to keep asking someone for information, especially in a way that is not direce:She was pumping me for details of the new projece.
Idioms pump sb’s hand to SHAKE someone’s hand
(=hold their hand and move it up and down, espacially
In order to greet them)•pump lron INFORMAL to lift
Heavy weights for exercise: These days both men and
Women pump iron far fitnets.
Pharsal verbs pump sth into sth to spend
Money trying to make something operate succesfully:
They had been pumpinh money into the business for some
Years without seeing any results.
Pump sth out(M)REMOVE 1 to remove water or other
liquid from something using a pump:We took turns
pumping out the boat.PRODUCE 2 INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
to produce words or loud music in a way that is repeated,
forceful and continuous: The government keeps pumping
out the same old propaganda.O The car radio was
pumping out music with a heacy beat.
Pump out sth someone’s stomach is pumped out, a
Poisonous substance is removed from it by being-sucked
Through a tube. She had to go to hospital
Stomach pumped out.
Pump sth up [M] INFORMAL to make someone feel more contident or excited: He was offering them advince and trying to pump them up.O[R]The players were pumping themselves up by singing the national anthem, before the game.
Pump sth up[M]1 to fill something with air using a
pump: Have you pumped up the balloons yet?O I must
pump the tyres up on my bike.2 INFORMAL to increase
something by a large amount:The US was able to pump up exports.O Let’s pump up the tolume a bit!
Pump-action /pamp ek/ n/ad ectiv descnbes a device which operates by forcing song especially air ,in or out of a closed space pump-action shotgun a pump action ming noun soec the of business ,programm etc do giving it money The is carding small,pump-priming grants to single moter who are starting their own businesses.
Noun a humorous use of a word or phrase which has several meanings or which sound like another word:she made a couple of dreadful This is a well-known joke based on a pun “What’s black and white and red all over A nepaper
Verb to make a pun
Nou (c)a forceful hit with a fist (=closed hand) she gave him a punch lik on us in the nose e2 U the power to be interes on people ,I felt the performance speech presntation lacked punch DRnk 3 a cold or hot drink made by mixing fruit juices pieces of frut and often wine or other alcoholic drinks tool 4 a piece of equoce which cuts boles in a maena by pushing a piece of met through it a ticket punch have you seen the hole puneh anghere
Verb(t) hit 1 to hit someone or something with your FIST (=closed hand);He punched him in the stomach.2 MALY US to hit with your fingers the bugins on a telephone or the kdys on a keys on a keyboard USE TOCL make a hole in something with a spscial place.???I was just punching in
some hets of ?? .This belt\’s too big .I’ll have to punch an extra hole in it.
Idioms punch sb’s lights out informal to hit someone repeatedly very hard punch the clock us to put a card into a special machine to record the times you amive at and leave work:After 17 years of punching the clock,he just disappeared one morning and was mever heard from again.
46. What does the word “pump” mean in “He ran in every five minutes to pump me about the case”?
A. Talk with. B. Ask for information. C. Listen to. D. Provide with evidence.
47. When Sally says “The TV program kept pumping out commercials”, she may be______.
A. excited B. interested C. annoyed D. worried
48. What will the government most probably provide if it is engaged in a pump-priming program?
A. Sums of money. B. Raw materials. C. Human resources. D. Media support.
49. When Sylvia says “His speech was OK but it had no real punch”, she thinks it was not_____.
A. fluent and impressive B. logical and moving
C. informative and significant D. interesting and powerful