THIS IS ANOTHER PART IN OUR SECTION ON USEFUL VERBS AND EXPRESSIONS. THIS MONTH: THE BODY.
SHRUG YOUR SHOULDERS – To move your shoulders up as a way of saying, “I don’t know.”
Exp: “When I asked her if she knew anything about it, she just shrugged her shoulders.”
STICK YOUR TONGUE OUT – To push your tongue out of your mouth.
Exp: “The rude little boy stuck his tongue out at me.”
BANG YOUR ELBOW – To hit your elbow against something.
Exp: “Oh! I’ve just banged my elbow against the table.”
TWIST YOUR ANKLE – If you “twist your ankle” (or wrist), you turn it too much and the ligaments become damaged, which can cause a lot of pain.
Exp: “SHe can’t play tennis because She’s twisted her ankle.”
PURSE YOUR LIPS – To push your lips together in order to form a rounded shape.
Exp: “She pursed her lips and blew him a kiss.”
CRACK YOUR FINGERS – To bend your fingers until they make a snapping sound (a short, sharp sound).
Exp: “Stop cracking your fingers! It’s horrible!”
BEND YOUR KNEES – When you “bend your knees”, you change the position of your legs so they are not straight.
Exp: “She bent her knees so she could pick up the money.”
TOUCH YOUR TOES – To use your fingers to touch your toes.
Exp: “Can you touch your toes? I can’t.