Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.45)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


Owing to the power cut in the area, factories are being forced to ...... men

[A]. throw away
[B]. send off
[C]. put off
[D]. lay off

Answer: Option D


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Roopa B said: (Mar 19, 2011)  
What is meaning of lay off?

Suresh said: (May 25, 2011)  
Tell me the meaning of lay off.

Divya said: (Jun 14, 2011)  
The act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.

Vidhusha said: (Jul 18, 2011)  
Why don't we put send off here?

Devendra said: (Aug 7, 2011)  
Workers are always laid off from their work.

Sethu said: (Sep 2, 2011)  
Thank you divya.

Ranbir said: (Sep 7, 2011)  
Lay off is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee or (more commonly) a group of employees for business reasons, such as when certain positions are no longer necessary.

Naveen Goud said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Ranbir is correct.

Surendra said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
Act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.

Srinivas said: (Aug 20, 2012)  
Lay off is used in the context where employees are removed from a company.

Tanvi said: (Oct 5, 2013)  
Put off - postpone.

Throw away - discard.

Send off - act of telling bye.

Lay off - to suspend temporary or permanent.

So D is apt.

Singham said: (Jul 21, 2014)  
Layoff - A discharge, especially temporary, of a worker or workers.

Deepa said: (Apr 5, 2015)  
Lay off means give up or stop doing something.

Dharmendra said: (Oct 17, 2016)  
Thanks @Tanvi.

Vipul said: (Jul 3, 2017)  
Usage of followings:-

[A]. throw away - When a person makes a fault work knowingly. (Not suitable)
[B]. send off - A farewell party for a person who is leaving his/her job. (Not suitable)
[C]. put off - to cancel a meeting or an arrangement that you have made with somebody. (Not suitable)
[D]. lay off - to put (an employee) out of work, esp. temporarily.

So, last option "lay off" is correct in this case.

Shankar Ganesh said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
Thanks @Divya.

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