English: Phrase Replacement — Set 43 (Clerk Prelims 2017 based)

The given questions on Phrase Replacement are based on IBPS CLERK Prelims 2017 Exam held on 2nd and 3rd December.

Directions: Which of the WORD A, B, C, and D given below DEFINES the phrase printed in bold in the sentence and can be replaced with the phrase in bold to make sentence grammatically correct. If there is no such word given in the options then mark E as the answer.

  1. For years marginal radio stations paid the rent with late-night or Sunday-morning preacher shows, which they aired for cash up front.
    A) convertibility
    B) solidity
    C) fluid
    D) liquidity
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    cash up = Count all the money taken in a shop or business at the end of the day.
  2. I decided to call round with it and have a word with Eliot if he was there.
    A) assist
    B) remit
    C) visit
    D) entertain
    E)  None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    call round = Visit
  3. The social types turned out en masse to cheer on their friends and to put a little hard cash on the line.
    A) boast
    B) shame
    C) acclaim
    D) contempt
    E)  None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    cheer on = To support someone by giving them words of encouragement.
  4. The first section tell off inharmoniousness between electron operation and law.
    A) extol
    B) exonerate
    C) castigate
    D) acquit
    E)  None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    tell off = To reprimand/criticize severely
  5. You should shop around  a bit before making a decision.
    A) browse
    B) aspect
    C) probe
    D) regard
    E)  None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    shop around = To compare prices
  6. They won’t hand out your phone number without permission.
    A) abduct
    B) dispense
    C) bind
    D) charge
    E)  None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    hand out = To distribute
  7. I was about to nod off when she knocked the door.
    A) siesta
    B) drop
    C) doze
    D) annoy
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    nod off =  To fall asleep
  8. The conductor waited for the applause to die down before signalling for the orchestra to begin.
    A) augment
    B) dwindle
    C) argument
    D) consolidate
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    die down = To calm down, become less strong
  9.   The team manager has been quick to clamp down on the merest hint of complacency.
    A) build
    B) fashion
    C) extinguish
    D) excite
    E)  None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation: clampdown on = To act strictly to prevent something
  10. Between them, the two largest companies account for a share large than % of the market.
    A) daze
    B) rationalize
    C) flummox
    D) perplex
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation: account for = To explain, give a reason

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5 Thoughts to “English: Phrase Replacement — Set 43 (Clerk Prelims 2017 based)”

  1. @【*

    Mam in second ques
    I decided to visit with it yha him aana chayiye na

    1. Srishti

      Sentence says : ” if he was there.”
      Author is not sure, then how can you claim with whom he is visiting ???

  2. Always smile

    thnku mam

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