English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 54

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. I think I need to take my car to the mechanic because it’s acting up again.
    censorious
    gallivant
    behave
    boss
    All are correct
    Option C
    acting up = behave or function improperly

     

  2. Jane never backs down. She always wins arguments.
    advance
    confront
    recant
    assume
    All are correct
    Option C
    backs down = stop defending your opinion in a debate

     

  3. Sam backed out of the agreement at the last second.
    abjure
    abolish
    annul
    abrogate
    All are correct
    Option E
    backed out of = not keep (a promise, agreement, deal)

     

  4. The soldier had to bear down on the leather strap while the doctor removed a bullet from the soldier’s arm.
    pardon
    insipid
    large
    bite
    All are correct
    Option D
    bear down on = bite

     

  5. While we were discussing the situation, Terri broke in to give her opinion.
    favour
    interrupt
    facilitate
    endure
    All are correct
    Option B
    broke in = interrupt

     

  6. When Joan heard the news, she blew up and rushed out of the room.
    exploded
    swelled
    flew
    extended
    All are correct
    Option E
    blew up = suddenly become very angry

     

  7. Jane broke in on the conversation and told us to get back to work.
    interrupt
    accelerate
    mend
    cause
    All are correct
    Option A
    broke in = interrupt (a conversation)

     

  8. The police broke the demonstration up before it got out of control.
    distribute
    diffuse
    dispel
    disperse
    All are correct
    Option E
    broke up = disperse (a crowd), stop (a fight)

     

  9. She doesn’t want to go, but we’ll eventually bring her around.
    convince
    deter
    under
    sedate
    All are correct
    Option A
    bring around = change someone’s mind, convince someone

     

  10. The children burned the house down while playing with matches.
    ascend
    aspire
    consume
    escalate
    All are correct
    Option C
    burn down = destroy by setting fire to

     



 

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