0 Usage of Idioms in Toefl Exam

What is an Idiom?

An idiom is an expression (i.e. term or phrase) the meaning of which cannot be concluded from the dictionary definitions & the arrangement of its elements, but refers in lieu to a figurative meaning that is known only through conventional use. This explanation is an adaptation from wikipedia. What I am concerned about is the usage of idioms as well as a thorough understanding of their occurrence in study abroad qualifying examinations like GRE GMAT TOEFL & SAT. Most students who don't have English as their native language face difficulties in

the aforementioned exams due to the surprise elements like idioms .One obvious reason is that idioms are manners of communication which are natural to the native speakers of a specific language. You may have idioms for your native language & admittedly, nowadays it is in fact difficult to converse without idioms. The knowledge of these elements of speech doesn't bother you most of the times because you use it in your native language. When a study abroad aspirant faces idioms in examination preparation it becomes cumbersome because most of the study abroad exams are in English & English has a giant range of idioms currently in use. However, most of the educational & testing services have a basic collection of idioms which they require to check or expect you to know. In case you plan to take any examination like the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL you won't face lots of complex idiomatic expressions in the text or questions asked. I am providing a short list of idioms which helped me earn first rate scores in my exams & still help me understand the content of speech of the people around me. I have realized that without knowing these most common expressions it is without a doubt difficult to understand what others say in a study abroad program. Here is a list of idioms which will enhance your verbal & written communication skills in English, in case you learn to accommodate them.
Keep to
Close by
Versed in
Wanting in
Abound in
Confide in
Deficient in
Interfere in
Join in
Lost in
Pride in
Identical with
Interfere with
Trifle with
Reconciled with
Overwhelmed with
Part with
Compete with
Comply with
Conversant with
Bear with
Abounds with
Acquainted with
Agree with
Refrain from
Relief from
Part from
Prohibited from
Estranged from
Differ from
Abstain from
Wedded to
Testify to
Cease to
Submit to
Subscribe to
Reconciled to
Partial to
Limit to
Jump to
Keep to
Indebted to
Fancy to
Due to
Close to
Commend to
Acceptable to
Hooked on
Agree to
Anxious to
Positive of
Remind of
Repent of
Run of
Impatient of
Tell of
Inquire of
Hopeful of
Keen on
Deaf of
Despair of
Dispose of
Complain of
Confident of
Acquitted of
Alter of
Hit on
Choose on
Agree on
Touch at
Puzzled at
Indignant at
Get at
Grumble at
Call at
Amazed at
Arrive at
Anxious about
Zealous for
Zest for
Grateful for
Reputation for
Qualified for
Partiality for
Match for
Long for
Gift for
Grateful for
Fascination for
Fit for
Eligible for
Craving for
Cure of for
Bound for
Keep up
Bring up
Murmur against
Prejudice against
Warned against
Come across
Run out of
Recover from
Brood over
Smirk on
Run on
Keen on
Hard on
Call on
Commend on
Enticed in to
Fell under
Inquire after
Hanker after Look up to

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