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Word usage questions
by Pratibha B - Friday, 20 April 2012, 10:40 AM
 

Pip

1.The scorching heat might pip the runners.

2.She lifted the receiver; the pips cut her voice and I pushed in the coins.

3.I love eating oranges but the pip sticks to my teeth.

4.Overall he is a good man,barring a few instances of infantile pip.

Is the usage of the word 'let' wrong in the below sentence?

I want to get in touch with the agents to let off my house.




Re: Word usage questions
by Hriday Sarat - Friday, 23 November 2012, 06:34 PM
  The usage of the word let is wrong. The correct usage is the "let out"

Option 2 is correct as pips refer to blips- the sound you hear on a telephone
pip means also to defeat or wound. Hence option 1 is correct
Pip also means seed of a fruit. hence option 3 is correct.
Option 4 is incorrect
Re: Word usage questions
by 2013479 tg - Monday, 7 October 2013, 06:45 AM
  i think pip in sentence 1 is incorrect
it should be "pip out"