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Phrasal Verbs Quiz: Hold

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1. hold back

Lisa wants to be a successful businesswoman, and she thinks her English is holding her back because
  1. her English is poor
  2. her English is excellent
  3. her English is improving
more about this phrasal verb: hold back

2. hold down

We put a brick on the pile of old newspapers to hold them down and stop them from
  1. being read
  2. blowing away
  3. being burnt
more about this phrasal verb: hold down

3. hold off

The bad weather meant we had to to hold off the company picnic
  1. inside a hall instead of outside
  2. and go home after an hour or so
  3. until a later date
more about this phrasal verb: hold off

4. hold on (1)

I had to hold on tight to the boat's railing because the sea was getting
  1. rougher
  2. busier
  3. bouncier
more about this phrasal verb: hold on (1)

5. hold on (2)

If someone tells you to hold on, they want you to
  1. hold something for them
  2. take something from them
  3. wait for a moment
more about this phrasal verb: hold on (2)

6. hold out (1)

When you meet a businessman in Europe, you should hold out
  1. your cheeks
  2. your arms
  3. your hand
more about this phrasal verb: hold out (1)

7. hold out (2)

If their food reserves don't hold out, they'll have to
  1. sell some more food
  2. eat some more food
  3. find some more food
more about this phrasal verb: hold out (2)

8. hold up (1)

Julie has been held up by an emergency of some sort, so she'll probably be
  1. injured
  2. late
  3. early
more about this phrasal verb: hold up (1)

9. hold up (2)

I had to hold David up because he was
  1. really drunk
  2. late for the meeting
  3. short of money
more about this phrasal verb: hold up (2)

10. hold up (3)

If you're going to hold up a bank, you'll need to take
  1. your application form
  2. your bank book
  3. your gun
more about this phrasal verb: hold up (3)

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