Chapter 8

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
A communal war broke out when the princess was abducted by the neighbouring prince.

Question:

Read the following sentences carefully to understand the meaning of the italicised phrases. Then match the phrasal verbs in Column A with their

meanings in Column B. 1. A communal war broke out when the princess was abducted by the neighbouring

prince. 2. The cockpit broke off from the plane during the plane crash. 3. The car broke down on the way and we were left stranded in the jungle. 4. The dacoit broke away from the police as they took him to court. 5. The brothers broke up after the death of the father. 6. The thief broke into our house when we were away.

A B
(i) break out (a) to come apart due to force
(ii) break off (b) end a relationship
(iii)break down (c) break and enter illegally;
unlawful trespassing
(iv) break away(-
from someone)
(d) to start suddenly, (usually a
fight, a war or a disease)
(v) break up (e) to escape from someone’s
grip
(vi) break into (f) stop working

Answer:

(i) - (d), (ii) - (a), (iii) - (f), (iv) - (e), (v) - (b), (vi) - (c).

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