English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 58

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. They held out against enemy attack.
    beseech
    endure
    dissent
    constrain
    All are Correct
    Option B
    hold out against = resist; not give in

     

  2. Do you have your hiking boots on?
    wear
    sport
    bear
    carry
    All are Correct
    Option
    have on = wear

     

  3. We need to have a meeting this week in order to iron out the distribution problems.
    embroil
    resolve
    wrap
    muddle
    All are Correct
    Option B
    iron out = eliminate

     

  4. We need to jack up the car before we change the tire.
    abridge
    deplete
    deprave
    inflate
    All are Correct
    Option D
    jack up = to raise

     

  5. I have so much reading that I can’t keep up with the writing exercises.
    follow
    surpass
    succeed
    detach
    All are Correct
    Option A
    keep up with = stay on schedule with

     

  6. Why don’t you lay away your wedding outfit?
    cache
    deposit
    hoard
    bank
    All are Correct
    Option E
    lay away = save for the future

     

  7. I’m going to lie down on the sofa for a while.
    rest
    repose
    retire
    recline
    All are Correct
    Option E
    lie down on = recline

     

  8. She’s so conceited. She looks down on everybody else.
    loud
    disdain
    admire
    treasure
    All are Correct
    Option B
    look down on = see as inferior

     

  9. I hate it when my mother noses around my room.
    pry
    delve
    poke
    interrogate
    All are Correct
    Option E
    nose around = sneak around

     

  10. I’m glad that John feels comfortable enough around me to open up.
    shut
    niggardly
    unfold
    abjure
    All are Correct
    Option C
    open up = share feeling

     



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