Verbal Ability:: Idioms and Phrases

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In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.

I cannot conceive of a time when I was without a refrigerator

A. Imagine B. Give birth
C. Understand D. Depend

The old beggar ran amuck and began to throw stones at the passerby.

A. became desperate
B. ran about wildly
C become annoyed
D. felt disgusted

He went back on his promise to vote for me.

A. withdrew
B. forgot
C reinforced
D. supported

Their business is now on its last legs.

A. About to fructify
B. About to perish
C About to produce results
D. About to take off

In spite of the immense pressure exerted by the militants, the Government has decided not to give in.

A. accede B. yield
C. oblige D. confirm

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