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Phrasal Verbs: Muscle

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
He was deliberately kept out of the team but he somehow muscled in.
B
He was deliberately kept out of the team but he somehow muscled up.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is muscle in, which means to become involved in something when your involvement is not wanted.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
He muscled on the decisions even when he was deliberately kept out of the team.
B
He muscled in on the decisions even when he was deliberately kept out of the team.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is muscle in on, which means to become involved in something despite opposition to your involvement.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
He muscled into the decisions even when he was deliberately kept out of the discussion.
B
He muscled on the decisions even when he was deliberately kept out of the discussion.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is muscle into, which means to become involved even though there is opposition to your involvement.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
They used their power to muscle off the opposition.
B
They used their power to muscle out the opposition.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is muscle out, which means to use power, contacts, etc, to force someone out.
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