Directions: In each of the questions below, a phrase is followed by five sentences with some part of it as bold. You have to identify the sentence in which the bold part can be replaced by the given bold phrase to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.
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B
Make common cause with: work together in order to achieve something that both groups want.
 
Option A: Figure out (Phrasal Verb): to understand or solve something. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option B: Parted Ways (Phrasal Verb): To separate or depart (from someone); to stop associating (with someone). This has not been used correctly in the sentence as it does not suit the context. Thus it can be replaced by the given idiom 'make common cause with'.
 
Option C: Acting on (Phrasal Verb): To take action that is strongly influenced by certain information or advice. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option D: Backed away (Phrasal Verb): To retreat on a particular idea or course of action. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option E: Back up (Phrasal Verb): To save copies of computer files in another place. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Hence, option B is the correct choice.
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B
Bottle up (Phrasal Verb): to not express your feelings.
 
Option A: Bubbled over (Phrasal Verb):become very excited. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option B: Bounced off(Phrasal Verb): to test ideas. This is not used correctly in the sentence as it does not suit the context. Thus it can be replaced by the given phrasal verb  'bottle up'.
 
Option C: Brush up (Phrasal Verb): Improve a skill quickly. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option D:Buff up (Phrasal Verb): Improve. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option E: Burnt out (Phrasal Verb): Lose enthusiasm and energy to continue in a demanding job.
This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Hence, option B is the correct choice.
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A
Cave in (Phrasal Verb): Stop resisting or refusing.
 
Option A: Chase down(Phrasal Verb): Try hard to find or get something. This is not used correctly in the sentence as it does not suit the context. Thus it can be replaced by the given phrasal verb 'cave in'.
 
Option B: Wore off(Phrasal Verb): fade away. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option C: Turned up(Phrasal Verb): appear suddenly. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option D: Switched on(Phrasal Verb): start the energy flow, turn on . This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option E: Hammered out (Phrasal Verb): Negotiate and reach an agreement. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Hence, option A is the correct choice.
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A
Bring around(Phrasal Verb): Persuade or convince someone.
 
Option A: Bring along(Phrasal Verb):Bring someone or something to a certain place. This is not used correctly in the sentence as it does not suit the context. Thus it can be replaced by the given phrasal verb 'bring around'.
 
Option B: Brought about(Phrasal Verb): Make something happen. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option C: Breezed into(Phrasal Verb): Enter a place quickly. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option D: Branched out(Phrasal Verb): Move into a different area of business, etc. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option E: Boiled over(Phrasal Verb): When people lose their tempers and things get nasty. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Hence, option A is the correct choice.
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C
Go over(Phrasal Verb): Review, Revise, look at something.
 
Option A: Get across(Phrasal Verb): communicate, make understandable. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option B: Get over(Phrasal Verb): overcome a problem. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option C: Get ahead of(Phrasal Verb): Move in front of. This is not used correctly in the sentence as it does not suit the context. Thus it can be replaced by the given phrasal verb 'go over'.
 
Option D: Get by(Phrasal Verb): Have just enough money to live on. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Option E: Do away with(Phrasal Verb): discard. This has been used correctly in the sentence.
 
Hence, option C is the correct choice.