English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 2-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The union appears ready to _______________ with management rather than go on strike.
2. The undercover policeman was carrying a gun _______________ under his shirt.
3. Do you know how to _______________ a variety of modern office machines?
4. Before being eligible for financial aid, we must _______________ your financial statement.
5. The President says that his affair with a White House aide is a private _______________, and should not be discussed in the press.
6. Instructors at the college meet regularly to _______________ teaching ideas.
7. He didn't want to go the ballet but his wife was able to _______________ him by promising to go to the hockey game with him the following week.
8. Pouring engine oil from your car down the drain and into the ocean will _______________ the water, and can kill fish and plants.
9. Mexico _______________ independence from Spain in 1821.
10. You shouldn't try to _______________ a trailer using this van because it simply doesn't have the power.
11. The cat _______________ itself against my leg until I leaned down to pet it.
12. The pilot gazed in _______________ as the alien spaceship pulled up beside his jet.
13. The Caribbean Sea around Jamaica is extremely clear, and sunlight _______________ to a depth of more than 20 metres.
14. Stop telling me to _______________ smoking. I'll stop when I'm ready so just leave me alone.