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Action Verb list

A

abolish, accuse, achieve, act, advise, arrest, assault

B

beat, bite, blast, block, blow, bump

C

catch, chase, choke, clap, climb, clip, clutch, coach, collapse, collar, collect, collide, command, commandeer, communicate, compile, complete, compose, compute, conduct, conserve, consolidate, construct, consult, control, coordinate, counsel, count, cram, crash, crawl, create, creep, cripple, crouch, cut

D

dance, dart, dash, deal, decide, deck, deduct, define, delegate, delineate, deliver, descend, describe, design, detect, determine, develop, devise, diagnose, dictate, dig, direct, discard, discover, display, dissect, distribute, ditch, dive, divert, do, dodge, dominate, dope, douse, draft, drag, drain, dramatize, drape, draw, dress, drill, drink, drip, drop, drown, drug, dry, duel, dunk

E

ease, edge, edit, eject, elevate, elope, elude, emerge, endure, engage, enjoin, ensnare, enter, equip, erupt, escape, establish, estimate, evacuate, evade, evaluate, evict, examine, exert, exhale, exit, expand, expedite, expel, explode, experiment, explain, expose, extend, extirpate, extract, extricate

F

fade, fake, fall, falter, fan, fast, fear, feed, feel, fend, fight, file, fill, finance, find, finger, fix, flag, flap, flash, flatten, flaunt, flay, flee, flick, flinch, fling, flip, flit, float, flog, flounder, flout, flush, fly, fondle, force, formulate, fornicate, found, fumble, furnish

G

gain, gallop, gather, generate, gesture, get, give, gnaw, gossip, gouge, grab, grapple, grasp, greet, grind, grip, gripe, grope, grow, growl, grunt, guide, gyrate

H

hack, hail, hammer, handle, hang, harass, haul, head, help, hesitate, hide, hijack, hit, hitch, hobble, hoist, hold, hover, hug, hurl, hurtle

I

identify, ignore, imitate, implement, improve, improvise, inch, increase, indict, induce, inflict, influence, inform, inject, injure, insert, inspect, inspire, install, instigate, institute, interpret, interview, invade, invent, investigate, isolate

J

jab, jam, jar, jeer, jerk, jimmy, jingle, jolt, judge, jump

K

keel, kick, kidnap, kill, kneel, knife, lash, launch

L

lead, lean, leap, learn, lecture, left, level, lick, limp, listen, log, lunge, lurch

M

maim, maintain, make, manage, mangle, manipulate, march, mark, massage, maul, measure, meddle, mediate, meet, mentor, mimic, mingle, mobilize, mock, model, molest, monitor, motivate, mourn, move, mumble, murder, muster, mutilate

N

nab, nag, nail, needle, negotiate, nick, nip

O

observe, obtain, occupy, ffer, officiate, operate, order, organize, oversee

P

pack, paddle, page, pander, panic, parachute, parade, paralyze, park, parry, party, pass, pat, patrol, pause, paw, peel, peep, penetrate, perceive, perform, persuade, photograph, pick, picket, pile, pilot, pin, pinch, pirate, pitch, placate, plan, play, plod, plunge, pocket, poke, polish, pore, pose, pounce, pout, pray, predict, preen, prepare, prescribe, present, presented, preside, primp, print, process, prod, produce, program, project, promote, prompt, propel, protect, provide, provoke, pry, publicize, pull, pummel, pump, punch, purchase, pursue, push

Q

question, quit

R

race, raid, raise, rally, ram, ransack, rape, rattle, ravage, rave, read, realize, receive, recline, recommend, reconcile, record, recoup, recruit, redeem, reduce, reel, refer, regain, rejoin, relate, relax, relent, render, repair, repel, report, represent, repulse, research, resign, resist, resolve, respond, restore, retreat, retrieve, reveal, review, ride, rip, rise, risk, rob, rock

S

sail, salute, sap, save, saw, scale, scamper, scan, scare, scatter, scavenge, schedule, scold, scoop, score, scout, scrape, scrawl, scream, screw, scrub, sculpt, scuttle, seal, search, seduce, seize, select, sell, sense, serve, set, sever, sew, shake, shape, sharpen, shave, shear, shell, shield, shift, shiver, shock, shoot, shout, shove, shovel, show, shun, shut, sidestep, sigh, signal, sip, sit, size, skid, skim, skip, skirt, slacken, slam, slap, slash, slay, slide, slug, smack, smear, smell, smuggle, snap, snare, snarl, snatch, snicker, sniff, snoop, snub, snuff, snuggle, soak, sock, soil, solve, spear, spell, spike, spin, splice, split, spot, spray, spread, spring, sprint, spurn, spy, squeak, stack, stagger, stamp, stand, start, startle, steal, steer, step, stick, stifle, stomp, stop, strangle, strap, strike, strip, stroke, struck, stub, study, stuff, stumble, stun, subdue, submerge, submit, suck, summon, supply, support, surrender, survey, suspend, swagger, swallow, swap, sway, swear, swerve, swim, swing, swipe, switch

T

tackle, take, tap, target, taste, taunt, teach, tear, tease, telephone, terrorize, test, thrash, thread, threaten, throw, tickle, tie, tilt, tip, toss, touch, tout, track, train, transfer, translate, trap, tread, treat, trip, trot, trounce, try, tuck, tug, tumble, turn, tutor, twist, type

U

understand, undertake, undo, undress, unfold, unify, unite, untangle, unwind, update, usher, utilize

V

vacate, vanish, vault, vent, violate

W

wade, walk, wander, ward, watch, wave, wedge, weed, weigh, whack, whip, whistle, wield, wiggle, withdraw, work, wrench, wrestle, write

Y

yank, yell, yield

Z

zap, zip
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