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.
- The terrorists tried to blow up the railroad station.
shrivelaggrandizecurtailabridgeAll are correctOption B
Blow up = explode
- She hung up the phone before she hung up her clothes.
droppedinvolvedoccupiedfullAll are correctOption A
Hung up = end a telephone conversation by cutting the connection.
- The students went over the material before the exam.
craterflunkreiteratestopAll are correctOption C
Go over = consider, examine, or check (something).
- I ran across my old roommate at the college reunion.
avoiddisjoinfinddivideAll are correctOption C
Run across = meet or find by chance.
- After our month-long trip, it was time to catch up with the neighbors and the news around town.
outstripequalizeovertakeoverhaulAll are correctOption E
Catch up with = succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one.
- We tried to cut down on the money we were spending on entertainment.
conservehoardnurseskimpAll are correctOption E
Cut down = reduced in scope or length.
- It’s typical of a jingoistic country that the citizens look down on their geographical neighbors.
honourapprovedisdainwantAll are correctOption C
Look down on = regard (someone) with a feeling of superiority.
- The star player talked back to the coach and was thrown off the team.
sasssupportacquiesceretortAll are correctOption D
Talk back = reply defiantly or insolently.
- Her husband walked out on her and their three children.
retortespouseddefendedrenouncedAll are correctOption D
Walk out = depart or leave suddenly or angrily.
- The judge warned the stalker to keep away from his victim’s home.
inveigleddepartmediateencourageAll are correctOption B
Keep away = stay away (or make someone stay away).