Test incompl/advan-835, Question 1

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #835 [color=blue]“Downsizing”, question 1

Some companies are forced to employees in order to avoid economic failure and future bankruptcies.

(a) lay off
(b) lose down
© put down
(d) lose out

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #835 [color=blue]“Downsizing”, answer 1

Some companies are forced to lay off employees in order to avoid economic failure and future bankruptcies.

Correct answer: (a) lay off
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I think of the verb of " lay off " am I right?
If yes the sentence will be:
Some companies are forced to lay off employees in order to avoid economic failure and bankruptcies.