Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.
The carriage foundered in a snowdrift and it took two hours to_____ it.
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Correct Answer : D.
When a ship founders, it fills with water and sinks. Similarly the carriage foundered (that is, sank) in the snowdrift (deep pile of snow formed by the wind). The trapped (sunk) carriage then had to be freed from the snowdrift. In other words, it had to be extricated.