Multi Word Verbs


Phrasal Verbs

Please select the best answer for each of the questions below:


1 - The unions in the company are very aggressive and that has ______ away potential buyers.

a - stripped
b - scared
c - worn
d - hammered

2 - We'd offered him the job and we thought he had accepted but at the last minute he was ______ away from us by one of our competitors.

a - lured
b - backed
c - plugged
d - worn

3 - The company is trying to ______ away from traditional engineering products and into consumer goods.

a - rot
b - strip
c - move
d - plug

4 - Nobody wants to buy these. I doubt if we could even ______ them away!

a - give
b - rot
c - back
d - strip

5 - Unless you improve your offer dramatically, we are going to ______ away from these negotiations.

a - wear
b - scare
c - walk
d - give

6 - He was left with no real work to do for his last 3 months with the company and just ______ away the days in his office, phoning friends and playing games on his computer.

a - walked
b - backed
c - idled
d - scared

7 - Don't worry about the plans. I've got them ______ away in my safe.

a - backed
b - locked
c - rotted
d - plugged

8 - I don't know if we'll ever use it again. I'm reluctant to ______ it away if we might need it again.

a - wear
b - walk
c - throw
d - scare

9 - I anticipated a shortage of this product so I ______ some away for an emergency.

a - gave
b - stashed
c - rotted
d - walked

10 - It looks solid from the outside but when you ______ away the outer coating you can see it is in fact hollow on the inside.

a - stay
b - idle
c - give
d - strip

11 - I was very pleased when I visited your office. Everybody was ______ away at their work really hard. You really know how to motivate people.

a - backing
b - hammering
c - rotting
d - plugging

12 - They were left out in the open with no protection, got wet and ______ away.

a - idled
b - rotted
c - hammered
d - plugged

13 - The research unit is well protected by security guards whose job is to ______ away unwanted visitors.

a - back
b - wear
c - strip
d - keep

14 - Your brakes have almost completely ______ away. If you don't get them fixed, you'll have a serious accident.

a - stayed
b - hammered
c - idled
d - worn

15 - They were interested in buying a stake in the company but when they heard the police were investigating financial irregularities they decided to ______ away from the deal.

a - give
b - back
c - strip
d - idle

16 - We were hoping for a big attendance at the Show but the rail strike and the snow meant most people decided to ______ away.

a - stay
b - plug
c - wear
d - hammer

17 - He did mention this problem but it was ______ away in the middle of a long paragraph at the bottom of page eight.

a - hammered
b - buried
c - worn
d - backed

18 - After a nice meal at his place, we ______ away the table and began to work seriously.

a - scared
b - cleared
c - rotted
d - stayed

19 - I'm afraid Mr Smith cannot see you today. He has been ______ away on urgent business.

a - scared
b - called
c - stayed
d - walked

20 - I'm not very good at working with computers but I continue to ______ away at it until I get it right.

a - wear
b - plug
c - walk
d - stay
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