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1

* The refrigerator was ______ __ and not keeping foods cold.

to cause problems; for something to behave in a way that shows that it might stop working soon

to act up

* The refrigerator was acting up and not keeping foods cold.

2

* The old truck ___ _______ and made a lot of noise as it went down the road.

to work in an imperfect way; for a car or machine to run in a bumpy, loud, or uneven manner

to run roughly

* The old truck ran roughly and made a lot of noise as it went down the road.

3

* Robyn ______ ____ the bottle of wine by removing the cork.

to release a lid so that it opens; to open something quickly

to pop open

* Robyn popped open the bottle of wine by removing the cork.

4

* Moshe opened the ____ of his car and tried to determine if something was wrong with the engine.

the front cover of a car; the front lid of a car, which covers and protects the engine and other machine parts of the car

hood

* Moshe opened the hood of his car and tried to determine if something was wrong with the engine.

5

* Brent worked at a nearby ____, where he fixed cars and trucks.

workshop; a building where physical or manual work is done

shop

* Brent worked at a nearby shop, where he fixed cars and trucks.

6

* When Darla’s car stopped working, she took it to a _________ to have it fixed.

someone who fixes cars, vehicles, and other machinery

mechanic

* When Darla’s car stopped working, she took it to a mechanic to have it fixed.

7

* Even though people did not enjoy visiting Dr. Blumberg, he was __ _____ ____ ____ other dentists.

of the same quality or level as others belonging to the same type; a phrase used to say that someone or something from a group is as good as most of the others that belong to the same group

no worse than most

* Even though people did not enjoy visiting Dr. Blumberg, he was no worse than most other dentists.

8

* Amy could not decide which new camera to buy, but she managed to _______ __ ____ to two models.

to reduce the number of options from many to few

to narrow it down

* Amy could not decide which new camera to buy, but she managed to narrow it down to two models.

9

* The car began to overheat because the ___ ____ needed to be replaced.

a band or strip of material that turns a spinning fan inside a car, preventing the car from becoming too hot

fan belt

* The car began to overheat because the fan belt needed to be replaced.

10

* The unexpected doctor’s bill ___ Esteban ____ $750, but thankfully, he was able to pay it.

to cost someone money; to require that someone pays a certain amount of money

to set (someone) back

* The unexpected doctor’s bill set Esteban back $750, but thankfully, he was able to pay it.

11

* When the old washing machine broke, the repairman needed to replace several _____ to repair it.

a piece of a machine; a section of a machine

part

* When the old washing machine broke, the repairman needed to replace several parts to repair it.

12

* The repairman said that the repair would cost $50 for materials and $75 for _____.

physical work; the work someone does and gets paid for when making or fixing something

labor

* The repairman said that the repair would cost $50 for materials and $75 for labor.

13

* The new music player was only worth $80, but Myles was ______ ___ and tricked into paying $110 for it.

cheated; forced to pay more money than one should pay

ripped off

* The new music player was only worth $80, but Myles was ripped off and tricked into paying $110 for it.

14

* Even though Consuela did not want to talk about her mistake, she decided to __ _______ ___ her mother and tell her what actually happened.

to be honest with someone; to tell someone the truth

to be straight with (someone)

* Even though Consuela did not want to talk about her mistake, she decided to be straight with her mother and tell her what actually happened.

15

* Oswaldo ______ ___ his old guitar, even though several years had passed since the last time he played it.

to use something after not using it for a long time; to pull something out of storage that one has not used recently

to dust off

* Oswaldo dusted off his old guitar, even though several years had passed since the last time he played it.