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.

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