English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 14-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Because many of its factories are outdated, Kyrgyzstan has been unable to _______________ on the open world market.
2. Immigration authorities are looking for ways to _______________ the flow of illegal migrants into the country.
3. The colour black absorbs heat, whereas white _______________ it.
4. He has always _______________ his childhood as being very happy.
5. It is important to _______________ before you start any vigorous physical exercise.
6. In 1997, Britain's lease on Hong Kong _______________, and the former colony was returned to China.
7. The car was driving down the highway when the driver suddenly _______________ off the road, and into the trees.
8. The children were laughing and _______________ down the sidewalk.
9. My wife tried to _______________ me from buying a new car because new cars lose their value so quickly.
10. I regret to _______________ you that you have not been chosen for the position for which you applied.
11. A government spokesman has _______________ that the President has had a mild heart attack.
12. Don't _______________ that dog or he may bite you.
13. Our basement got flooded when the hot water heater _______________.
14. The girls started _______________ nervously as the boys came towards them.