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    English – Yearwise Questions – Phrasal Verb – W.B.C.S. Preliminary Examination.

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    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2020

    1. Never ______ upon the marginalized.
      Fill in with the right phrasal verb.
      (A) look over
      (B) look down
      (C) look through
      (D) look into

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2019

    1. Fill in with the right phrasal verb.
      The detective suddenly ______ a useful clue.
      (A) gave in
      (B) came across
      (C) fill up
      (D) fell down

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2018

    1. The teacher will ______ a new chapter tomorrow.
      (a) take over
      (b) take up
      (c) take down
      (d) take off
    2. “Call up” means :
      (a) recollect
      (b) anticipate
      (c) befriend
      (d) invite
    3. The girl ______ her mother
      (a) takes after
      (b) call in
      (c) puts off
      (d) puts by

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2017

    1. There was no ______ in the rain.
      (a) let up (decrease, diminish)
      (b) let in
      (c) let off
      (d) let go
    2. He wanted to ______ out.
      (being summoned)
      (a) want
      (b) ask
      (c) call
      (d) order

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2016

    1. In a moment of hurry, the files had been ______ by Hamilton.
      (a) cast about
      (b) cast out
      (c) cast up
      (d) cast aside

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2015

    1. There was a ______ on the midnight train.
      (a) Hold up (delay, difficulty)
      (b) Hold in
      (c) Hold
      (d) Hold out

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2014

    1. They decided to _____ his number in the yellow pages
      (a) Look into
      (b) Look at
      (c) Lookup
      (d) Look onto
    2. Fill in the blank with correct phrasal verb from the options provided
      below:
      The boss simply could not __________ his inefficiency any more.
      (a) put off
      (b) put up with
      (c) put down
      (d) put across
    3. I will ______ her case as a precedent to my job until May.
      (a) hold-up
      (b) hold on
      (c) hold in
      (d) hold to

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2013

    1. His friend ______ his word much to his despair
      (a) Went back on
      (b) Went away from
      (c) Went with
      (d) Went in
    2. They ‘laughed down’ the man means that they ______ the man.
      (a) Confined
      (b) Laughed with
      (c) Ridiculed and belittled
      (d) Punished

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2011

    1. We should ______ for a rainy day.
      (a) Put down
      (b) Put into
      (c) Put something by
      (d) Put things off
    2. The thief ______ with the ornaments.
      (a) Made away
      (b) Made out
      (c) Made off
      (d) Made up
    3. The boys were ‘kept in’ after school means that the boys were _____
      (a) Caned
      (b) Punished
      (c) Confined
      (d) Rewarded

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2010

    1. The evidence ______ with what one already knows.
      (a) Ties in
      (b) Sets in
      (c) Gives in
      (d) Goes down

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2009

    1. After much effort he could tide over the crisis.
      (a) Overcome
      (b) Win over
      (c) Defeat
      (d) Enjoy
    2. After a prolonged suffering he passed away.
      (a) Went away
      (b) Left
      (c) Expired
      (d) Yielded

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2008

    1. After a promising start his career soon came to an end in a disappointing
      way.
      (a) Roughed out
      (b) Fizzled out
      (c) Flaked out
      (d) Rounded off

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2007

    1. After much resistance the robbers gave in to the police.
      (a) Arrested
      (b) Apologized
      (c) Yielded(surrender, hand over)
      (d) Defeated

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2003

    1. You cannot always go by appearances.
      (a) Bypass
      (b) Neglect
      (c) Ignore
      (d) Judge From
    2. Poor nutrition in infancy can hold back physical growth.
      (a) Resist
      (b) Retard
      (c) Restore
      (d) Decrease

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2001

    1. I cannot make out what he wishes to say.
      (a) Guess
      (b) Understand
      (c) Discover
      (d) Explain

    WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2000

    1. “Lay off’ can mean to stop working and also
      (a) To go on strike
      (b) To leave alone
      (c) To spread out
      (d) To go to sleep
    2. I asked the slow worker to get a move _____
      (a) Out
      (b) Forward
      (c) On
      (d) Full
    3. He put _____ some savings to support him in his old age.
      (a) In
      (b) Back
      (c) Under
      (d) By
    4. The two boys fell _____ but soon become friends again
      (quarrel, argue, fight)
      (a) Away
      (b) Forward
      (c) On
      (d) Out

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