Mud wipes out Philippines village
Hundreds of people have died in the village of Guinsaugon in the Philippines, after heavy rains caused a mudslide.
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|find out if any of them might have turned up|
|Meaning||find out: discover | turn up: appear|
I want to find out exactly what happened there.
I was so happy when you turned up!
|Particle||out means discover | up means appear|
|clinging on to branches that floated down river|
|Meaning||hold tightly to the branches|
|Examples||Many people had horror stories of how they cheated death by clinging on to trees.|
|Particle||on means attaching|
|wait for soldiers to come and dig them up|
|Meaning||get them out of the mud|
|Examples||Workers in Thailand are digging up about 800 bodies that were buried just after the tsunami.|
|Particle||up has its literal meaning|
|it's still not trickling down to the locals|
|Meaning||reaching the local people|
|Examples||Travelling around the country there are plenty of signs that wealth is trickling down. Bigger cars, electronics shops and smooth, wide roads are all signs of a spending spree of the kind never seen before in modern India|
|Particle||down has its literal meaning|