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English: Phrase Replacement — Set 42 (Clerk Prelims 2017 based)

The given questions on Phrase Replacement are based on IBPS CLERK Prelims 2017 Exam held on 2nd and 3rd December.

Directions: Which of the WORD A, B, C, and D given below DEFINES the phrase printed in bold in the sentence and can be replaced with the phrase in bold to make sentence grammatically correct. If there is no such word given in the options then mark E as the answer.

  1. We had to close off that section of the restaurant for a private party.
    A) unblock 
    B) release
    C) deter
    D) follow
    E) None of these
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  2. Our usual informant clammed up when he realized there was a mole in the department.
    A) relaxed
    B) suppressed
    C) helped
    D) hushed
    E)  None of these
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  3. As the applause died down, a child came on stage with an armload of roses for the singer.
    A) improved
    B) finished
    C) gained
    D) returned
    E)  None of these
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  4. The patient bore up well during the long illness.
    A) recovered
    B) resulted
    C) managed
    D) suffered
    E)  None of these
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  5. We turned a corner and came upon an old church.
    A) stopped by
    B) encountered
    C) passed
    D) crossed
    E)  None of these
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  6. She played up her experience during the job interview.
    A) highlighted
    B) translated
    C) narrated
    D) accounted
    E)  None of these
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  7. If you put off getting car insurance, you could wind up in jail if you get in an accident.
    A) delay
    B) cancel
    C) stop
    D) maintain 
    E)  None of these
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  8. He was arrested and charged with holding up a cab driver.
    A) supporting
    B) interfering 
    C) stealing
    D) encouraging
    E) None of these
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  9. Try to take after your parents who are honest and hardworking people.
    A) relate
    B) respect
    C) hold
    D) imitate
    E) None of these
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  10. The chief guest did not arrive in the function, therefore the function was called off.
    A) cancelled 
    B) postponed
    C) delayed
    D) abolished 
    E) None of these
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