Printable Handout: Phrasal Verbs - Play

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Q1 - It looked like a penalty, but the referee signalled to play ____.
about
on
out
Q2 - The students were playing ____ and the teacher couldn't control them.
away
off
up
Q3 - We filmed it and then played it _____ to see how it looked.
about
back
out
up
Q4 - If someone plays on your feelings, they use them to their advantage.
True False
Q5 - As the Titanic sank, the orchestra played ____.
away
back
on
out
Q6 - The crisis played itself ____ in a couple of weeks and everything returned to normal.
about
off
out
up
Q7 - The minister tried to play ____ the scandal.
away
down
on
Q8 - If someone plays with their food, they eat a lot.
True False
Q9 - They tried to play the companies ____ each other to get a better deal.
around
down
off
out
Q10 - I played ____ the idea, but it wasn't something I really wanted.
around
down
off
with

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