In this post, we are sharing important idioms, phrases and Phrasal verbs starting with letter 'K'. The meanings, Hindi Meanings and usage of the idioms/phrases and phrasal verbs shared will help you in understanding them well. Let's go through today's post now -
Important Idioms & Phrases with Letter 'K'
1. Keep a lid on
Meaning - to control the level of something in order to stop it increasing/to keep something secret.
Meaning (Hindi) - गोपनीय रखना
Example -The government has intervened to keep a lid on inflation.
2. Keep an eye on/Keep an eye out for
Meaning - Check something regularly/To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone).
Meaning (Hindi) - नजर रखना
Example - You need to keep an eye on what you eat in a day as you are getting fat.
The train should be arriving any minute,so keep an eye out for it.
3. Keep a level head
Meaning - to remain calm and sensible no matter how difficult or distressful the situation may be.
Meaning (Hindi) - शांत बने रहना
Example - You have to keep a level head during business negotiations.
4. Keen as mustard
Meaning - very eager, enthusiastic or motivated.
Meaning (Hindi) - बहुत उत्सुक, उत्साही और प्रेरित
Example - Little kids are always as keen as mustard to learn new things around them.
5. Keep at something
Meaning - To continue trying to do or achieve something, especially after initial failures or setbacks
Meaning (Hindi) - असफलताओ के बाद भी प्रयास जारी रखना
Example - Getting a good place to live in a new city is tough, but you just have to keep at it.
Meaning - To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive/To survive, especially through very modest means.
Meaning (Hindi) - गुज़ारा करना
Example - You should search for another job as your wages are barely enough to keep body and soul together.
7. Keep in touch with
Meaning - To maintain contact with another person, especially at intervals so as to remain up to date with each other's lives.
Meaning (Hindi) - संपर्क में रहना
Example - You should try to keep in touch with current events by reading the newspapers.
8. Keep one's chin up
Meaning - Remain brave and confident in a difficult situation/ To remain joyful in a tough situation
Meaning (Hindi) - कठिन परिस्तिथि में भी आशावादी और जोशपूर्ण बने रहना
Example - You must not let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up. Everything will be better soon.
9. Keep one's fingers crossed
Meaning - Hope for the best
Meaning (Hindi) - आशा करना
Example - I have performed good enough to receive the first prize, I am keeping my fingers crossed about the final result.
10. Keep one's nose to the grindstone
Meaning - To work hard or focus heavily on work
Meaning (Hindi) - कोल्हू के बैल की तरह जुटे रहना
Example - Ravi kept her nose to the grindstone to pass in the exam.
11. Keep someone at arm's length
Meaning - If you keep someone at arm's length, you do not allow yourself to become too friendly with them.
Meaning (Hindi) - दूर से सलाम करना, दूरी बनाये रखना
Example - To maintain a professional relationship with his clients, he preferred to keep them at arm’s length when outside of business dealings.
12. Kith and kin
Meaning - Relatives
Meaning (Hindi) - परिचित और संबंधी
Example - The minister helped his kith and kin to get direct entry to the concert.
13. Knock up against something
Meaning - Be confronted with/to bump against someone or something/to strike something against something.
Meaning (Hindi) - प्रहार करना
Example - The large tree knocked against the house in the storm.
Important Phrasal Verb Starting With Letter 'K'
14. Keep at
Meaning - Persevere/To continue trying to do or achieve something
Meaning (Hindi) - सुरक्षित रखना
Example - My sister encouraged me to keep at my badminton skills.
15. Keep back
Meaning -remain (or cause someone or something to remain) at a distance.
Meaning (Hindi) - छिपाना, रोकना
Example - As the film star is coming for the inauguration, a barrier will be installed to keep back the fans.
16. Keep on
Meaning - Continue doing something/to continue to talk in an annoying way about something
Meaning (Hindi) - आगे बढ़ाना, जारी रखना
Example - I asked the students to be silent, but they kept on making noise.
17. Keep up with
Meaning - Stay at the same level as someone or something.
Meaning (Hindi) - स्थापित रखना, गिरने से रोकना
Example - It is essential to keep up with your current preparation level so that you score good marks.
18. Kneel down
Meaning - Go down on your knees.
Meaning (Hindi) - घुटने टेकना
Example -: The mother asked the child to kneel down and pray to god.
19. Kick off
Meaning - Begin/the start of an event or activity.
Meaning (Hindi) - प्रारम्भ करना
Example -: The IPL matches are all set to kick off in November.
Meaning - Strike someone or something to the ground.
Meaning (Hindi) - ठोकर मारना
Example -: The senior student knocked down the junior by his cycle.
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