English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 56

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. Jane broke in on the conversation and told us to get back to work.
    mend
    accelerate
    hinder
    endure
    All are correct
    Option C
    break in on = interrupt (a conversation)

     

  2. The police broke the demonstration up before it got out of control.
    converge
    scatter
    concentrarte
    arrange
    All are correct
    Option B
    break up = disperse (a crowd) or stop (a fight)

     

  3. He needs to check with his parents before he goes.
    foul
    contact
    disproportion
    avoid
    All are correct
    Option B
    check with = ask a person for confoirmation

     

  4. How’s the research paper coming along.
    improve
    advance
    appear
    progress
    All are correct
    Option E
    come along = progress

     

  5. I’ll never be able to face up to my colleagues after getting so drunk last night at the work party.
    confront
    evade
    bargain
    abstain
    All are correct
    Option A
    face up to = acknowledge something difficult or embarrassing

     

  6. The mother dressed her son down for skipping school.
    praise
    scold
    casual
    exposure
    All are correct
    Option B
    dress down = reprimand severely

     

  7. She sued her boss for sexual harassment after he felt her up.
    caress
    fondle
    nuzzle
    burrow
    All are correct
    Option E
    feel up = grope

     

  8. Some people get around paying taxes by hiring a good accountant.
    abide
    embrace
    evade
    scrutinize
    All are correct
    Option C
    get around = avoid someone or something

     

  9. I lost my job, so I am having a hard time getting by this year.
    crumble
    bungle
    yield
    manage
    All are correct
    Option D
    get by = survive without having the things you need or want

     

  10. We are having a surprise party for Susan next Saturday, so don’t give our surprise away by acting suspicious.
    alive
    dote
    deceive
    cover
    All are correct
    Option C
    give away = betray

     



 

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