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Phrasal Verbs Quiz: Run 1

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1. run across

Charlie ran across an old friend when he
  1. went to his house
  2. was walking in the street
  3. met him for dinner
more about this phrasal verb: run across

2. run against

In next year's parliamentary election, the prime-minister will have to run against
  1. the voters
  2. other candidates
  3. the government
more about this phrasal verb: run against

3. run down (1)

Mandy was walking to work this morning when she was nearly run down by
  1. a rain storm
  2. a baby carriage
  3. a speeding bus
more about this phrasal verb: run down (1)

4. run down (2)

Larry is always running his brother Ken down. No matter what Ken does, Larry says
  1. it's terrible
  2. it's great
  3. it's not too bad
more about this phrasal verb: run down (2)

5. run off with

After being happily married for thirty years, Hillary shocked her family and friends by running off with
  1. her new lover
  2. her husband
  3. her horse
more about this phrasal verb: run off with

6. run on (1)

Because of global warming, it's very important that we try to stop using cars and other vehicles that run on
  1. petrol or gasoline
  2. electricity
  3. wheels
more about this phrasal verb: run on (1)

7. run on (2)

The meeting ran on for about twenty minutes because
  1. we did everything quickly
  2. we had a lot to do
  3. we ran out of time
more about this phrasal verb: run on (2)

8. run over

Rodney nearly ran over an old lady while he was
  1. washing his car
  2. driving his car
  3. filling up his car
more about this phrasal verb: run over

9. run through

My son wanted me to run through his history presentation with him
  1. before he'd written it
  2. after he'd written it
  3. while we were writing it
more about this phrasal verb: run through

10. run up against

Our team would have won the title if we hadn't run up against so many
  1. bad teams
  2. injury problems
  3. excellent referees
more about this phrasal verb: run up against

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