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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

Phrasal Verb Challenge #13 - Zip around/ Zip by/ Zip it/ Zip up.

DoraDora Teacher's PetPosts: 5,394 mod
Write a few sentences or a short passage using the followings.

Zip around - Move quickly
Zip by - Pass quickly
Zip it - Keep quiet, say nothing
Zip up - Keep quiet
"Like rain, I fell for you."


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,712 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    @Dora you might want to zip up your anorak, it is cold outside!
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 5,394 mod
    I request you to zip it about my being an Anorak. Thank you. :joy:
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,712 ✭✭✭✭
    Depends what you are an Anorak about @Dora (I am rather partial to trains actually). But if you want to get too intellectual about zip fasteners, please zip it!

    The zip of my bag broke last night which is a nuisance. At least, just the tag, so I suppose I case put a piece of string to zip it up. This is better than when it splits, which it does on another bag.
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 1,991 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora invited me, and I promptly zipped around here; now, I just need to zip it a while; so that, as soon as an inspiration for a funny comment zip by, I can grab it.
    I know I should have come up with a comment already, but since I didn't, I have now to zip my conscience's pangs up and trying concentrate further on.
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • paresh3301paresh3301 Posts: 25 ✭✭
    Zip it, you all or I won't be able to stop myself If I get started on this discussion.
    I was zipped up until now, but no more.
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