English: Phrase Replacement Questions — Set 48 (Clerk Prelims 2017 based)

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. The terrorists tried to blow up the railroad station.
    shrivel
    aggrandize
    curtail
    abridge
    All are correct
    Option B
    Blow up = explode

     

  2. She hung up the phone before she hung up her clothes.
    dropped
    involved
    occupied
    full
    All are correct
    Option A
    Hung up = end a telephone conversation by cutting the connection.

     

  3. The students went over the material before the exam.
    crater
    flunk
    reiterate
    stop
    All are correct
    Option C
    Go over = consider, examine, or check (something).

     

  4. I ran across my old roommate at the college reunion.
    avoid
    disjoin
    find
    divide
    All are correct
    Option C
    Run across = meet or find by chance.

     

  5. After our month-long trip, it was time to catch up with the neighbors and the news around town.
    outstrip
    equalize
    overtake
    overhaul
    All are correct
    Option E
    Catch up with = succeed in reaching a person who is ahead of one.

     

  6. We tried to cut down on the money we were spending on entertainment.
    conserve
    hoard
    nurse
    skimp
    All are correct
    Option E
    Cut down = reduced in scope or length.

     

  7. It’s typical of a jingoistic country that the citizens look down on their geographical neighbors.
    honour
    approve
    disdain
    want
    All are correct
    Option C
    Look down on = regard (someone) with a feeling of superiority.

     

  8. The star player talked back to the coach and was thrown off the team.
    sass
    support
    acquiesce
    retort
    All are correct
    Option D
    Talk back = reply defiantly or insolently.

     

  9. Her husband walked out on her and their three children.
    retort
    espoused
    defended
    renounced
    All are correct
    Option D
    Walk out = depart or leave suddenly or angrily.

     

  10. The judge warned the stalker to keep away from his victim’s home.
    inveigled
    depart
    mediate
    encourage
    All are correct
    Option B
    Keep away = stay away (or make someone stay away).

     




 

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6 Thoughts to “English: Phrase Replacement Questions — Set 48 (Clerk Prelims 2017 based)”

  1. Unknown Soul

    Your score is 7/10

  2. the walking dead

    7-10:)

  3. Neha Pathania

    catch up with = fail .. ?? how?

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