4 [transitive]book someone (for something)(informal) He was booked for possession of cocaine.
1quell something/someoneExtra police were called in to quell the disturbances.(figurative)She started to giggle, but Bob quelled her with a look.2quell somethingsynonym calmto quell your fears______________________
4 [usually passive]haul someone (up) before someone/somethingHe was hauled up before the local authorities for dangerous driving.drag draw haul tow tugThese words all mean to move something in a particular direction, especially toward or behind you.pull to hold something and move it in a particular direction; to hold or be attached to a vehicle and move it along behind you: Pull the chair closer to the table. They use horses to pull their carts.drag to pull someone or something in a particular direction or behind you, usually along the ground, and especially with effort: The sack is too heavy to lift—you’ll have to drag it.draw (formal) to move someone or something by pulling them/it gently; to pull a vehicle such as a carriage: I drew my chair closer to the fire. a horse-drawn carriagehaul to pull someone or something to a particular place with a lot of effort: Liz hauled her suitcase up the stairs.drag or haul?You usually drag something behind you along the ground; you usually haul something toward you, often upward toward you.Dragging something often needs effort, but hauling something always does.tow to pull a car, boat, or light plane behind another vehicle, using a rope or chain: Our car was towed away by the police.tug to pull someone or something hard in a particular direction: The boy tugged at his father’s sleeve.
PATTERNSto pull/drag/draw/haul/tow someone/something along/down/toward somethingto pull/drag/draw/haul/tow someone/something behind youto pull/drag/draw/haul a cart/sledto pull/draw a coach/carriageto pull/haul/tow a trailerhorses pull/draw/haul somethingdogs pull/drag/haul something______________________
barter (with someone) (for something)The prisoners tried to barter with the guards for items like writing paper and books.barter something (for something)The local people bartered wheat for tools.barter noun [uncountable]The islanders use a system of barter instead of money.
1 He went berserk when he found out where I was.2 The kids were going berserk with excitement.____________________________________
Water allotments to farmers were cut back in the drought.the allotment of shares to company employees____________________________