Advanced Vocabulary - Newspaper Headlines
Complete each headline by filling the gap with one of the following words, making sure that it fits grammatically into the sentence.
probe | clash | foil | oust | axe | flak | blaze | back | sweep | thug
FIVE HELD IN _ _ _ ON SOFTWARE PIRACY.
CONGRESS VOTES TO _ _ _ PRESIDENT.
DEATH TOLL RISING AFTER _ _ _ ON GAZA STRIP.
CABINET _ _ _ LAW TARGETING EXTREMISM.
IBM TO _ _ _ 90 JOBS AS IT ‘RE-SHAPES’ BUSINESS.
COPS TARGET TEEN _ _ _ .
NINE DEAD AS _ _ _ GUTS HOME FOR ELDERLY.
AVANTGUARD DISPATCHER HELPS _ _ _ BURGLAR.
U.S CALL FOR _ _ _ INTO UGANDA ELECTION VIOLENCE.
GOVT. FACES _ _ _ OVER "OPTIMISTIC" FORECASTS.
COLD AND FLU OUTBREAK _ _ _ ACROSS UK.
force somebody out of a job or position of power
a fight or battle between two groups of people
support and agree with somebody or something
get rid of workers that you do not need
a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime
a very large fire, especially a dangerous one
prevent something bad that someone is planning to do
a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter
move or spread quickly through an area