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  1. He was so sick for so long that they had to put him on a to get calories into his body.
  2. She needs to take of her life and figure out if she is really happy.
  3. It seems really hot right now, but you will get it in a few weeks.
  4. I haven't played that song in years, but it to me like I played it yesterday.
  5. Has your baby eaten food yet?
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702 Hospital Food

Barbara shares how her stay at hospital changed her thoughts about food.

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on a drip


I was on a drip for all of that time, and they didn't let me eat anything.

When you are put 'on a drip it,' means that you are given fluids and medicines intravenously, meaning directly into your body, through your veins, using a tube and needle.

Notice the following:

  1. She looks dehydrated, and I think she might need to be put on a drip.
  2. I hope they do not put me on a drip.

solid food


No solid food for three and a half weeks.

'Solid food' is food that is in its normal state; it has not been liquidized.

Notice the following:

  1. I think you can't give babies solid food until they are about 6 months old.
  2. I can't have any solid food for about three days.

came back to me


The smells and the tastes came back to me, but there was no food.

When something 'comes back to you,' it means that you are reminded of something in the past.

Notice the following:

  1. I love the smell of freshly cut grass; my schools days always come back to me when I smell it.
  2. The memories came back to me when I thought about it really hard.

get used to


Does your body just get used to not having food?

When you 'get used to' something, it means that something that was once new for you starts to become normal because you do it so much.

Notice the following:

  1. I hope I get used to living on my own.
  2. You get used to the noise of the city, and pretty soon you don't hear it any more.

take stock


It made me take stock and re-evaluate things and get healthy.

If you 'take stock' of something, it means that you try and look at it objectively or critically.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to take stock of the situation.
  2. The manager will come in and take stock of the situation, and then he will then decide if we need to make any changes.