English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 63

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. Have you run down those phone numbers I asked for last week?
    consume
    deprecate
    tag
    examine
    All are Correct
    Option B
    run down = trace

     

  2. I need to read up on the company before I go on the job interview.
    experiment
    examine
    research
    investigate
    All are Correct
    Option E
    read up on = research a topic for a reason

     

  3. The President played down his affair with the intern.
    softened
    muffled
    subdued
    loose
    All are Correct
    Option C
    played down = make less important (inf.)

     

  4. I didn’t think she was going to make it, but she pulled through in the end.
    ameliorated
    improve
    convalesced
    recover
    All are Correct
    Option E
    pulled through = barely survive

     

  5. Watch out for cars when you cross the road.
    cautious
    prudent
    reserved
    deliberate
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. The trip to Vegas didn’t pan out.
    flourish
    happen
    culminate
    succeed
    All are Correct
    Option D
    pan out = be successful, turn out well

     

  7. It would be hard to live up to her parent’s expectations. They are so demanding.
    serve
    cover
    answer
    fulfill
    All are Correct
    Option D
    live up to = keep a standard

     

  8. I need to lie down before we go out tonight.
    level
    recline
    advice
    assurance
    All are Correct
    Option B
    lie down = rest, recline

     

  9. She’s so conceited. She looks down on everybody else.
    spurn
    disdain
    shun
    disparage
    All are Correct
    Option E
    looks down on = see as inferior

     

  10. Why don’t you lay away your wedding outfit?
    cupboard
    store
    activity
    hoard
    All are Correct
    Option B
    lay away = save for the future

     


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