English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 52

Directions: Which of the WORD A, B, C, and D given below DEFINES the phrase printed in bold in the sentence. If all defines the phrase then mark E as the answer.

  1. The waiter added up the bill and the total sum was $10′.
    imbalance
    erode
    amount to
    expunge
    All are correct
    Option C
    Add up = an equaled amount.

     

  2. Even well – disposed people back away from Jack when they see that ingratiating smile.
    stay
    retreat
    achieve
    cuddle
    All are correct
    Option B
    Back away = to move backward in fear or dislike.

     

  3. For all anyone knew, you might have been born without enough skills to boot up a computer–or to earn a decent living.
    cross
    jump
    start
    originate
    All are correct
    Option C
    boot up = To start a computer by loading an operating system or program

     

  4. When ions floating in the water happen to bump into the hard surface of the crystal, they tend to stick.
    extract
    jeff
    introduce
    terminate
    All are correct
    Option C
    bump into = To meet by chance or unexpectedly

     

  5. When the police started asking questions, the suspect clammed up.
    choose
    desire
    refuse
    contract
    All are correct
    Option C
    clam up = To refuse to speak

     

  6. After the storm died down, we went outside to see the damage it had caused.
    aggravate
    tranquilise
    decompose
    arouse
    All are correct
    Option B
    Die down = To calm down, become less strong

     

  7. The child asked his papa to help him ease off his belt a bit.
    reduce
    distend
    dilate
    escalate
    All are correct
    Option A
    ease off = To reduce, become less severe or slow down.

     

  8. His plans to trek through South America fell through when he got sick.
    scrutinize
    fulfill
    procure
    fail
    All are correct
    Option D
    Fall through = To fail; doesn’t happen

     

  9. Susan volunteered at the shelter where she handed out warm clothes.
    choke
    hoard
    distribute
    collate
    All are correct
    Option C
    Hand out = To distribute

     

  10. The two countries met at the conference to iron out their differences.
    dissolve
    resolve
    wonder
    mediate
    All are correct
    Option B
    Iron out = To resolve by discussion, eliminate differences

     



 

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