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    • Regular Verbs Andrew Ernest Ritz May 8, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 1 / 627
    • accept verb –1. (34) accept – (consider or hold as true; ”I cannot accept the dogma of this church”; ”accept an argument”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 2 / 627
    • add verb –1. (116) add – (make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; ”We added two students to that dorm room”; ”She added a personal note to her letter”; ”Add insult to injury”; ”Add some extra plates to the dinner table”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 3 / 627
    • admire verb –1. (13) admire, look up to – (feel admiration for) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 4 / 627
    • admit verb –1. (64) admit, acknowledge – (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; ”He admitted his errors”; ”She acknowledged that she might have forgotten”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 5 / 627
    • advise verb –1. (11) rede, advise, counsel – (give advice to; ”The teacher counsels troubled students”; ”The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 6 / 627
    • afford verb –1. (24) afford – (be able to spare or give up; ”I can’t afford to spend two hours with this person”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 7 / 627
    • agree verb –1. (62) agree, hold, concur, concord – (be in accord; be in agreement; ”We agreed on the terms of the settlement”; ”I can’t agree with you!”; ”I hold with those who say life is sacred”; ”Both philosophers concord on this point”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 8 / 627
    • alert verb –. (9) alarm, alert – (warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; ”The empty house alarmed him”; ”We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 9 / 627
    • allow verb –1. (65) let, allow, permit – (make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; ”This permits the water to rush in”; ”This sealed door won’t allow the water come into the basement”; ”This will permit the rain to run off”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 10 / 627
    • amuse verb –1. (6) amuse, divert, disport – (occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; ”The play amused the ladies”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 11 / 627
    • analyse verb –1. (2) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas – (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; ”analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare”; ”analyze the evidence in a criminal trial”; ”analyze your real motives”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 12 / 627
    • announce verb –1. (74) announce, denote – (make known; make an announceme nt; ”She denoted her feelings clearly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 13 / 627
    • annoy verb –. (5) annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil – (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; ”Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me”; ”It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 14 / 627
    • answer verb –1. (63) answer, reply, respond – (react verbally; ”She didn’t want to answer”; ”answer the question”; ”We answered that we would accept the invitation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 15 / 627
    • apologise verb –1. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise – (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; ”rationalize the child’s seemingly crazy behavior”; ”he rationalized his lack of success”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 16 / 627
    • appear verb –1. (121) look, appear, seem – (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; ”She seems to be sleeping”; ”This appears to be a very difficult problem”; ”This project looks fishy”; ”They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 17 / 627
    • applaud verb –1. (5) applaud, clap, spat, acclaim – (clap one’s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 18 / 627
    • appreciate verb –1. (12) appreciate – (recognize with gratitude; be grateful for) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 19 / 627
    • approve verb –1. (27) approve, O.K., okay, sanction – (give sanction to; ”I approve of his educational policies”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 20 / 627
    • argue verb –1. (34) argue, reason – (present reasons and arguments) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 21 / 627
    • arrange verb –1. (13) arrange, set up – (put into a proper or systematic order; ”arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 22 / 627
    • arrest verb –1. (20) collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop – (take into custody; ”the police nabbed the suspected criminals” ) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 23 / 627
    • arrive verb –1. (52) arrive, get, come – (reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; ”She arrived home at 7 o’clock”; ”She didn’t get to Chicago until after midnight”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 24 / 627
    • ask verb –1. (244) ask, inquire, enquire – (inquire about; ”I asked about their special today”; ”He had to ask directions several times”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 25 / 627
    • attach verb –1. (22) attach – (cause to be attached) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 26 / 627
    • attack verb –1. (22) attack, assail – (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; ”Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II”; ”Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 27 / 627
    • attempt verb –1. (50) try, seek, attempt, essay, assay – (make an effort or attempt; ”He tried to shake off his fears”; ”The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps”; ”The police attempted to stop the thief”; ”He sought to improve himself”; ”She always seeks to do good in the world”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 28 / 627
    • attend verb –1. (84) attend, go to – (be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; ”She attends class regularly”; ”I rarely attend services at my church”; ”did you go to the meeting?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 29 / 627
    • attract verb –1. (23) attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in – (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; ”Her good looks attract the stares of many men”; ”The ad pulled in many potential customers”; ”This pianist pulls huge crowds”; ”The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 30 / 627
    • avoid verb –1. (24) avoid – (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; ”Her former friends now avoid her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 31 / 627
    • back verb –1. (7) back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support – (be behind; approve of; ”He plumped for the Labor Party”; ”I backed Kennedy in 1960”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 32 / 627
    • bake verb –1. (6) bake – (cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; ”bake the potatoes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 33 / 627
    • balance verb –1. (6) balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise – (bring into balance or equilibrium; ”She has to balance work and her domestic duties”; ”balance the two weights”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 34 / 627
    • ban verb –1. (2) ban, censor – (forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 35 / 627
    • bang verb –1. (3) slam, bang – (strike violently; ”slam the ball”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 36 / 627
    • bare verb –1. (1) bare – (lay bare; ”bare your breasts”; ”bare your feelings”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 37 / 627
    • bat verb –1. (11) bat – (strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; ”bat the ball”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 38 / 627
    • bathe verb –1. (5) bathe – (cleanse the entire body; ”bathe daily”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 39 / 627
    • battle verb –. (6) battle, combat – (battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; ”The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq”; ”We must combat the prejudices against other races”; ”they battled over the budget”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 40 / 627
    • beam verb –1. (5) beam – (smile radiantly; express joy through one’s facial expression) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 41 / 627
    • beg verb –1. (11) beg, implore, pray – (call upon in supplication; entreat; ”I beg you to stop!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 42 / 627
    • behave verb –1. (18) act, behave, do – (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; ”You should act like an adult”; ”Don’t behave like a fool”; ”What makes her do this way?”; ”The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 43 / 627
    • belong verb –1. (10) belong – (be owned by; be in the possession of; ”This book belongs to me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 44 / 627
    • bleach verb –1. (1) bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discolorise – (remove color from; ”The sun bleached the red shirt”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 45 / 627
    • bless verb –1. (4) bless – (give a benediction to; ”The dying man blessed his son”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 46 / 627
    • blind verb –1. (2) blind – (render unable to see) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 47 / 627
    • blink verb –1. (11) blink, wink, nictitate, nictate – (briefly shut the eyes; ”The TV announcer never seems to blink”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 48 / 627
    • blot verb –1. blot – (dry (ink) with blotting paper) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 49 / 627
    • blush verb –1. (9) blush, crimson, flush, redden – (turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; ”The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 50 / 627
    • boast verb –1. (7) boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade – (show off) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 51 / 627
    • boil verb –1. (4) boil – (come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; ”Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 52 / 627
    • bolt verb –1. (2) bolt – (move or jump suddenly; ”She bolted from her seat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 53 / 627
    • bomb verb –1. (3) bombard, bomb – (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; ”The Americans bombed Dresden”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 54 / 627
    • book verb –1. (3) book – (engage for a performance; ”Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 55 / 627
    • bore verb –1. (7) bore, tire – (cause to be bored) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 56 / 627
    • borrow verb –1. (16) borrow – (get temporarily; ”May I borrow your lawn mower?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 57 / 627
    • bounce verb –1. (13) bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet – (spring back; spring away from an impact; ”The rubber ball bounced”; ”These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 58 / 627
    • bow verb –1. (11) bow, bow down – (bend one’s knee or body, or lower one’s head; ”He bowed before the King”; ”She bowed her head in shame”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 59 / 627
    • box verb –1. (1) box, package – (put into a box; ”box the gift, please”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 60 / 627
    • brake verb –1. brake – (stop travelling by applying a brake; ”We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 61 / 627
    • branch verb –1. ramify, branch – (grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; ”these plants ramify early and get to be very large”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 62 / 627
    • breathe verb –1. (22) breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire – (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; ”I can breathe better when the air is clean”; ”The patient is respiring”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 63 / 627
    • bruise verb –1. (2) bruise, contuse – (injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; ”I bruised my knee”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 64 / 627
    • brush verb –1. (11) brush – (rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; ”Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 65 / 627
    • bubble verb –1. (3) bubble – (form, produce, or emit bubbles; ”The soup was bubbling”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 66 / 627
    • bump verb –1. (2) bump, knock – (knock against with force or violence ; ”My car bumped into the tree”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 67 / 627
    • burn verb –1. (11) burn, fire, burn down – (destroy by fire; ”They burned the house and his diaries”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 68 / 627
    • bury verb –1. (7) bury – (cover from sight; ”Afghani women buried under their burkas”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 69 / 627
    • buzz verb –1. (4) buzz, bombinate, bombilate – (make a buzzing sound; ”bees were buzzing around the hive”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 70 / 627
    • calculate verb –1. (21) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure – (make a mathematical calculation or computation) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 71 / 627
    • call verb –1. (91) name, call – (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; ”They named their son David”; ”The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 72 / 627
    • camp verb –1. (7) camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent – (live in or as if in a tent; ”Can we go camping again this summer?”; ”The circus tented near the town”; ”The houseguests had to camp in the living room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 73 / 627
    • care verb –1. (64) care – (feel concern or interest; ”I really care about my work”; ”I don’t care”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 74 / 627
    • carry verb –1. (72) transport, carry – (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one’s hands or on one’s body; ”You must carry your camping gear”; ”carry the suitcases to the car”; ”This train is carrying nuclear waste”; ”These pipes carry waste water into the river”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 75 / 627
    • carve verb –1. (9) carve – (form by carving; ”Carve a flower from the ice”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 76 / 627
    • cause verb –1. (110) cause, do, make – (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; ”cause a commotion”; ”make a stir”; ”cause an accident”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 77 / 627
    • challenge verb –1. (12) challenge, dispute, gainsay – (take exception to; ”She challenged his claims”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 78 / 627
    • change verb –1. (57) change, alter, modify – (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; ”The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city”; ”The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 79 / 627
    • charge verb –1. (16) charge, bear down – (to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; ”he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 80 / 627
    • chase verb –1. (10) chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track – (go after with the intent to catch; ”The policeman chased the mugger down the alley”; ”the dog chased the rabbit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 81 / 627
    • check verb –1. (27) check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into – (examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; ”check the brakes”; ”Check out the engine”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 82 / 627
    • cheer verb –1. (1) cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden – (give encourag ement to) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 83 / 627
    • chew verb –. (10) chew, masticate, manducate, jaw – (chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; ”He jawed his bubble gum”; ”Chew your food and don’t swallow it!”; ”The cows were masticating the grass”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 84 / 627
    • choke verb –1. (8) choke – (breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; ”She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 85 / 627
    • chop verb –1. (2) chop, chop up – (cut into pieces; ”Chop wood”; ”chop meat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 86 / 627
    • claim verb –1. (34) claim – (assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; ”He claimed that he killed the burglar”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 87 / 627
    • clap verb –1. (2) clap – (put quickly or forcibly; ”The judge clapped him in jail”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 88 / 627
    • clean verb –1. (16) clean, make clean – (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; ”Clean the stove!”; ”The dentist cleaned my teeth”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 89 / 627
    • clear verb –1. (16) unclutter, clear – (rid of obstructions; ”Clear your desk”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 90 / 627
    • clip verb –1. (2) nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off – (sever or remove by pinching or snipping; ”nip off the flowers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 91 / 627
    • close verb –1. (32) close, shut – (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; ”Close the door”; ”shut the window”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 92 / 627
    • coach verb –1. (2) coach, train – (teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; ”He is training our Olympic team”; ”She is coaching the crew”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 93 / 627
    • coil verb –1. (2) gyrate, spiral, coil – (to wind or move in a spiral course; ”the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action”; ”black smoke coiling up into the sky”; ”the young people gyrated on the dance floor”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 94 / 627
    • collect verb –1. (16) roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard – (get or gather together; ”I am accumulating evidence for the man’s unfaithfulness to his wife”; ”She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis”; ”She rolled up a small fortune”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 95 / 627
    • comb verb –1. (1) comb – (straighten with a comb; ”comb your hair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 96 / 627
    • command verb –1. (10) command – (be in command of; ”The general commande d a huge army”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 97 / 627
    • communicate verb –1. (9) communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across – (transmit information ; ”Please communicate this message to all employees”; ”pass along the good news”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 98 / 627
    • compare verb –1. (57) compare – (examine and note the similarities or differences of; ”John compared his haircut to his friend’s”; ”We compared notes after we had both seen the movie”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 99 / 627
    • compete verb –. (24) compete, vie, contend – (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 100 / 627
    • complain verb –1. (29) complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch – (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; ”My mother complains all day”; ”She has a lot to kick about”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 101 / 627
    • complete verb –1. (52) complete, finish – (come or bring to a finish or an end; ”He finished the dishes”; ”She completed the requirements for her Master’s Degree”; ”The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 102 / 627
    • concentrate verb –1. (8) concentrate – (make denser, stronger, or purer; ”concentrate juice”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 103 / 627
    • concern verb –1. (56) refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with – (be relevant to; ”There were lots of questions referring to her talk”; ”My remark pertained to your earlier comments”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 104 / 627
    • confess verb –1. (10) confess, squeal, fink – (confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 105 / 627
    • confuse verb –1. (10) confuse, confound – (mistake one thing for another; ”you are confusing me with the other candidate”; ”I mistook her for the secretary”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 106 / 627
    • connect verb –1. (8) connect, link, tie, link up – (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; ”Can you connect the two loudspeak ers?”; ”Tie the ropes together”; ”Link arms”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 107 / 627
    • consider verb –1. (107) see, consider, reckon, view, regard – (deem to be; ”She views this quite differently from me”; ”I consider her to be shallow”; ”I don’t see the situation quite as negatively as you do”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 108 / 627
    • consist verb –1. (4) dwell, consist, lie, lie in – (originate (in); ”The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 109 / 627
    • contain verb –1. (111) incorporate, contain, comprise – (include or contain; have as a component; ”A totally new idea is comprised in this paper”; ”The record contains many old songs from the 1930’s”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 110 / 627
    • continue verb –1. (146) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep – (continue a certain state, condition, or activity; ”Keep on working!”; ”We continued to work into the night”; ”Keep smiling”; ”We went on working until well past midnight”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 111 / 627
    • copy verb –1. (3) copy – (copy down as is; ”The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 112 / 627
    • correct verb –1. (13) correct, rectify, right – (make right or correct; ”Correct the mistakes”; ”rectify the calculation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 113 / 627
    • cough verb –. (6) cough – (exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; ”The smoker coughs all day”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 114 / 627
    • count verb –1. (23) count, number, enumerate, numerate – (determine the number or amount of; ”Can you count the books on your shelf?”; ”Count your change”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 115 / 627
    • cover verb –1. (35) cover – (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; ”cover her face with a handkerchief”; ”cover the child with a blanket”; ”cover the grave with flowers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 116 / 627
    • crack verb –1. (6) crack, check, break – (become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; ”The glass cracked when it was heated”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 117 / 627
    • crash verb –1. (9) crash – (fall or come down violently; ”The branch crashed down on my car”; ”The plane crashed in the sea”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 118 / 627
    • crawl verb –1. (32) crawl, creep – (move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; ”The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 119 / 627
    • cross verb –1. (47) traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across – (travel across or pass over; ”The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 120 / 627
    • crush verb –1. (4) oppress, suppress, crush – (come down on or keep down by unjust use of one’s authority; ”The government oppresses political activists”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 121 / 627
    • cry verb –1. (17) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall – (utter a sudden loud cry; ”she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle”; ”I yelled to her from the window but she couldn’t hear me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 122 / 627
    • cure verb –1. (12) bring around, cure, heal – (provide a cure for, make healthy again; ”The treatment cured the boy’s acne”; ”The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 123 / 627
    • curl verb –1. (3) curl, curve, kink – (form a curl, curve, or kink; ”the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 124 / 627
    • curve verb –1. (2) swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut – (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; ”The car cut to the left at the intersection”; ”The motorbike veered to the right”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 125 / 627
    • cycle verb –1. (1) cycle – (cause to go through a recurring sequence; ”cycle the laundry in this washing program”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 126 / 627
    • dam verb –. (1) dam, dam up – (obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; ”dam the gorges of the Yangtse River”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 127 / 627
    • damage verb –1. (12) damage – (inflict damage upon; ”The snow damaged the roof”; ”She damaged the car when she hit the tree”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 128 / 627
    • dance verb –1. (17) dance – (move in a graceful and rhythmical way; ”The young girl danced into the room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 129 / 627
    • dare verb –1. (11) make bold, dare, presume – (take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; ”How dare you call my lawyer?” ) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 130 / 627
    • decay verb –1. (3) disintegrate, decay, decompose – (lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; ”the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 131 / 627
    • deceive verb –1. (5) deceive, lead on, delude, cozen – (be false to; be dishonest with) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 132 / 627
    • decide verb –1. (123) decide, make up one’s mind, determine – (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; ”We finally decided after lengthy deliberations”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 133 / 627
    • decorate verb –1. (6) decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify – (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; ”Decorate the room for the party”; ”beautify yourself for the special day”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 134 / 627
    • delay verb –1. (8) delay, detain, hold up – (cause to be slowed down or delayed; ”Traffic was delayed by the bad weather”; ”she delayed the work that she didn’t want to perform”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 135 / 627
    • delight verb –1. (5) please, delight – (give pleasure to or be pleasing to; ”These colors please the senses”; ”a pleasing sensation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 136 / 627
    • deliver verb –1. (21) deliver, present – (deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); ”The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 137 / 627
    • depend verb –1. (10) depend – (be contingent upon (something that is elided); ”That depends”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 138 / 627
    • describe verb –1. (77) describe, depict, draw – (give a description of; ”He drew an elaborate plan of attack”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 139 / 627
    • desert verb –1. (7) abandon, forsake, desolate, desert – (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; ”The mother deserted her children”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 140 / 627
    • deserve verb –. (29) deserve, merit – (be worthy or deserving; ”You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 141 / 627
    • destroy verb –1. (42) destroy, destruct – (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; ”The fire destroyed the house”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 142 / 627
    • detect verb –. (21) detect, observe, find, discover, notice – (discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; ”She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water”; ”We found traces of lead in the paint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 143 / 627
    • develop verb –1. (44) develop – (make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; ”Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather”; ”They developed a new technique”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 144 / 627
    • disagree verb –1. (10) disagree, differ, dissent, take issue – (be of different opinions; ”I beg to differ!”; ”She disagrees with her husband on many questions”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 145 / 627
    • disappear verb –1. (40) disappear, vanish, go away – (get lost, as without warning or explanation; ”He disappeared without a trace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 146 / 627
    • disapprove verb –1. (5) disapprove – (consider bad or wrong) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 147 / 627
    • disarm verb –1. (2) disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise – (remove offensive capability from) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 148 / 627
    • discover verb –1. (21) detect, observe, find, discover, notice – (discove r or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; ”She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water”; ”We found traces of lead in the paint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 149 / 627
    • dislike verb –. (13) dislike – (have or feel a dislike or distaste for; ”I really dislike this salesman”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 150 / 627
    • divide verb –1. (20) divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up – (separate into parts or portions; ”divide the cake into three equal parts”; ”The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 151 / 627
    • double verb –1. (12) double, duplicate – (increase twofold; ”The population doubled within 50 years”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 152 / 627
    • doubt verb –1. (16) doubt – (consider unlikely or have doubts about; ”I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 153 / 627
    • drag verb –1. (16) drag – (pull, as against a resistance; ”He dragged the big suitcase behind him”; ”These worries were dragging at him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 154 / 627
    • drain verb –1. (2) drain, run out – (flow off gradually; ”The rain water drains into this big vat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 155 / 627
    • dream verb –1. (15) dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze – (have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 156 / 627
    • dress verb –1. (15) dress, get dressed – (put on clothes; ”we had to dress quickly”; ”dress the patient”; ”Can the child dress by herself?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 157 / 627
    • drip verb –1. (11) drip – (fall in drops; ”Water is dripping from the faucet”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 158 / 627
    • drop verb –1. (36) drop – (let fall to the ground; ”Don’t drop the dishes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 159 / 627
    • drown verb –1. (3) submerge, drown, overwhelm – (cover completely or make imperceptible; ”I was drowned in work”; ”The noise drowned out her speech”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 160 / 627
    • drum verb –1. (1) drum, beat, thrum – (make a rhythmic sound; ”Rain drummed against the windshield”; ”The drums beat all night”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 161 / 627
    • dry verb –1. (12) dry, dry out – (remove the moisture from and make dry; ”dry clothes”; ”dry hair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 162 / 627
    • dust verb –1. (3) dust – (remove the dust from; ”dust the cabinets”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 163 / 627
    • educate verb –1. (7) educate – (give an education to; ”We must educate our youngsters better”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 164 / 627
    • embarrass verb –1. (1) embarrass, abash – (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 165 / 627
    • employ verb –1. (42) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ – (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; ”use your head!”; ”we only use Spanish at home”; ”I can’t use this tool”; ”Apply a magnetic field here”; ”This thinking was applied to many projects”; ”How do you utilize this tool?”; ”I apply this rule to get good results”; ”use the plastic bags to store the food”; ”He doesn’t know how to use a computer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 166 / 627
    • empty verb –1. (4) empty – (make void or empty of contents; ”Empty the box”; ”The alarm emptied the building”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 167 / 627
    • encourage verb –1. (53) promote, advance, boost, further, encourage – (contribute to the progress or growth of; ”I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 168 / 627
    • end verb –1. (53) end, stop, finish, terminate, cease – (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; ”the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed”; ”Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other”; ”My property ends by the bushes”; ”The symphony ends in a pianissimo”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 169 / 627
    • enjoy verb –1. (52) enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour – (derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; ”She relished her fame and basked in her glory”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 170 / 627
    • enter verb –1. (85) enter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into – (to come or go into; ”the boat entered an area of shallow marshes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 171 / 627
    • entertain verb –1. (24) entertain – (provide entertainment for) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 172 / 627
    • escape verb –1. (22) escape, get away, break loose – (run away from confinement; ”The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 173 / 627
    • examine verb –1. (17) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas – (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; ”analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare”; ”analyze the evidence in a criminal trial”; ”analyze your real motives”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 174 / 627
    • excite verb –1. (8) excite – (arouse or elicit a feeling) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 175 / 627
    • excuse verb –1. (2) excuse, pardon – (accept an excuse for; ”Please excuse my dirty hands”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 176 / 627
    • exercise verb –1. (14) exert, exercise – (put to use; ”exert one’s power or influence”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 177 / 627
    • exist verb –1. (100) exist, be – (have an existence, be extant; ”Is there a God?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 178 / 627
    • expand verb –1. (7) expand, spread out – (extend in one or more directions; ”The dough expands”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 179 / 627
    • expect verb –1. (204) expect, anticipate – (regard something as probable or likely; ”The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 180 / 627
    • explain verb –1. (109) explain, explicate – (make plain and comprehensib le; ”He explained the laws of physics to his students”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 181 / 627
    • explode verb –1. (14) explode, detonate, blow up, set off – (cause to burst with a violent release of energy; ”We exploded the nuclear bomb”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 182 / 627
    • extend verb –1. (20) widen, broaden, extend – (extend in scope or range or area; ”The law was extended to all citizens”; ”widen the range of applications”; ”broaden your horizon”; ”Extend your backyard” ) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 183 / 627
    • face verb –1. (56) confront, face up, face – (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; ”You must confront your problems”; ”He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 184 / 627
    • fade verb –1. (6) fade, melt – (become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; ”The scene begins to fade”; ”The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 185 / 627
    • fail verb –1. (66) fail, neglect – (fail to do something; leave something undone; ”She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib”; ”The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 186 / 627
    • fancy verb –1. (3) visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image – (imagine; conceive of; see in one’s mind; ”I can’t see him on horseback!”; ”I can see what will happen”; ”I can see a risk in this strategy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 187 / 627
    • fasten verb –1. (13) fasten, fix, secure – (cause to be firmly attached ; ”fasten the lock onto the door”; ”she fixed her gaze on the man”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 188 / 627
    • fax verb –. fax, telefax, facsimile – (send something via a facsimil e machine; ”Can you fax me the report right away?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 189 / 627
    • fear verb –1. (23) fear – (be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; ”I fear she might get aggressive”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 190 / 627
    • fence verb –1. (1) fence, fence in – (enclose with a fence; ”we fenced in our yard”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 191 / 627
    • fetch verb –1. (3) bring, get, convey, fetch – (go or come after and bring or take back; ”Get me those books over there, please”; ”Could you bring the wine?”; ”The dog fetched the hat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 192 / 627
    • file verb –1. (50) file, register – (record in a public office or in a court of law; ”file for divorce”; ”file a complaint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 193 / 627
    • fill verb –1. (61) fill, fill up, make full – (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; ”fill a container”; ”fill the child with pride”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 194 / 627
    • film verb –1. (2) film, shoot, take – (make a film or photograph of something; ”take a scene”; ”shoot a movie”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 195 / 627
    • fire verb –1. (30) open fire, fire – (start firing a weapon) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 196 / 627
    • fit verb –1. (14) suit, accommodate, fit – (be agreeable or acceptab le to; ”This suits my needs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 197 / 627
    • fix verb –1. (9) repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on – (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; ”She repaired her TV set”; ”Repair my shoes please”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 198 / 627
    • flap verb –1. (4) roll, undulate, flap, wave – (move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; ”The curtains undulated”; ”the waves rolled towards the beach”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 199 / 627
    • flash verb –1. (9) flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle – (gleam or glow intermittently; ”The lights were flashing”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 200 / 627
    • float verb –1. (14) float, drift, be adrift, blow – (be in motion due to some air or water current; ”The leaves were blowing in the wind”; ”the boat drifted on the lake”; ”The sailboat was adrift on the open sea”; ”the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 201 / 627
    • flood verb –1. (6) deluge, flood, inundate, swamp – (fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; ”the basement was inundated after the storm”; ”The images flooded his mind”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 202 / 627
    • flow verb –1. (13) flow, flux – (move or progress freely as if in a stream; ”The crowd flowed out of the stadium”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 203 / 627
    • flower verb –. (1) bloom, blossom, flower – (produce or yield flowers; ”The cherry tree bloomed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 204 / 627
    • fold verb –1. (5) fold, fold up, turn up – (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; ”fold up the newspaper”; ”turn up your collar”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 205 / 627
    • follow verb –1. (74) follow – (to travel behind, go after, come after; ”The ducklings followed their mother around the pond”; ”Please follow the guide through the museum”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 206 / 627
    • fool verb –1. (6) fool, gull, befool – (make a fool or dupe of) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 207 / 627
    • force verb –1. (48) coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force – (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :”She forced him to take a job in the city”; ”He squeezed her for information”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 208 / 627
    • form verb –1. (28) form, organize, organise – (create (as an entity); ”social groups form everywhere”; ”They formed a company”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 209 / 627
    • found verb –1. (9) establish, set up, found, launch – (set up or found; ”She set up a literacy program”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 210 / 627
    • frame verb –1. (4) frame, frame in, border – (enclose in or as if in a frame; ”frame a picture”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 211 / 627
    • frighten verb –1. (10) frighten, fright, scare, affright – (cause fear in; ”The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me”; ”Ghosts could never affright her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 212 / 627
    • fry verb –1. (1) fry – (be excessively hot; ”If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they’ll be fried”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 213 / 627
    • gather verb –1. (23) gather, garner, collect, pull together – (assemble or get together; ”gather some stones”; ”pull your thoughts together”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 214 / 627
    • gaze verb –. (25) gaze, stare – (look at with fixed eyes; ”The students stared at the teacher with amazement”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 215 / 627
    • glow verb –1. (5) glow – (emit a steady even light without flames; ”The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 216 / 627
    • glue verb –1. (15) glue, paste – (join or attach with or as if with glue; ”paste the sign on the wall”; ”cut and paste the sentence in the text”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 217 / 627
    • grab verb –1. (27) catch, grab, take hold of – (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; ”Catch the ball!”; ”Grab the elevator door!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 218 / 627
    • grate verb –1. grate – (furnish with a grate; ”a grated fireplace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 219 / 627
    • grease verb –. (1) grease – (lubricate with grease; ”grease the wheels”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 220 / 627
    • greet verb –1. (12) greet, recognize, recognise – (express greetings upon meeting someone) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 221 / 627
    • grin verb –. (18) grin – (to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 222 / 627
    • grip verb –1. (10) grip – (hold fast or firmly; ”He gripped the steering wheel”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 223 / 627
    • groan verb –. (7) groan, moan – (indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; ”The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets”; ”The ancient door soughed when opened”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 224 / 627
    • guarantee verb –1. (8) guarantee, vouch – (give surety or assume responsib ility; ”I vouch for the quality of my products”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 225 / 627
    • guard verb –1. (6) guard – (to keep watch over; ”there would be men guarding the horses”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 226 / 627
    • guess verb –1. (42) think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess – (expect, believe, or suppose; ”I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel”; ”I thought to find her in a bad state”; ”he didn’t think to find her in the kitchen”; ”I guess she is angry at me for standing her up”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 227 / 627
    • guide verb –1. (12) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise – (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 228 / 627
    • hammer verb –1. (4) hammer – (beat with or as if with a hammer; ”hammer the metal flat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 229 / 627
    • hand verb –1. (25) pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give – (place into the hands or custody of; ”hand me the spoon, please”; ”Turn the files over to me, please”; ”He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 230 / 627
    • handle verb –1. (41) manage, deal, care, handle – (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; ”I can deal with this crew of workers”; ”This blender can’t handle nuts”; ”She managed her parents’ affairs after they got too old”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 231 / 627
    • hang verb –1. (35) hang – (be suspended or hanging; ”The flag hung on the wall”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 232 / 627
    • happen verb –1. (149) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place – (come to pass; ”What is happening? ”; ”The meeting took place off without an incidence”; ”Nothing occurred that seemed important”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 233 / 627
    • harass verb –1. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke – (annoy continually or chronically; ”He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked”; ”This man harasses his female co-workers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 234 / 627
    • harm verb –. (3) harm – (cause or do harm to; ”These pills won’t harm your system”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 235 / 627
    • hate verb –. (50) hate, detest – (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; ”I hate Mexican food”; ”She detests politicians”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 236 / 627
    • haunt verb –1. (3) haunt, stalk – (follow stealthily or recur constant ly and spontaneously to; ”her ex-boyfriend stalked her”; ”the ghost of her mother haunted her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 237 / 627
    • head verb –1. (29) head – (to go or travel towards; ”where is she heading”; ”We were headed for the mountains”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 238 / 627
    • heal verb –1. (2) mend, heal – (heal or recover; ”My broken leg is mending”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 239 / 627
    • heap verb –1. (1) heap – (bestow in large quantities; ”He heaped him with work”; ”She heaped scorn upon him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 240 / 627
    • heat verb –1. (11) heat, heat up – (make hot or hotter; ”the sun heats the oceans”; ”heat the water on the stove”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 241 / 627
    • help verb –1. (183) help, assist, aid – (give help or assistance; be of service; ”Everyone helped out during the earthquake”; ”Can you help me carry this table?”; ”She never helps around the house”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 242 / 627
    • hook verb –1. (2) hook – (fasten with a hook) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 243 / 627
    • hop verb –1. (7) hop, skip, hop-skip – (jump lightly) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 244 / 627
    • hope verb –1. (60) hope, trust, desire – (expect and wish; ”I trust you will behave better from now on”; ”I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 245 / 627
    • hover verb –1. (2) hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate – (be undecide d about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; ”He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 246 / 627
    • hug verb –1. (6) embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze – (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; ”Hug me, please”; ”They embraced”; ”He hugged her close to him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 247 / 627
    • hum verb –1. (4) hum – (sing with closed lips; ”She hummed a melody”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 248 / 627
    • hunt verb –1. (4) hunt, run, hunt down, track down – (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); ”Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland”; ”The dogs are running deer”; ”The Duke hunted in these woods”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 249 / 627
    • hurry verb –1. (30) travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip – (move very fast; ”The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 250 / 627
    • identify verb –1. (32) identify, place – (recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; ”She identified the man on the ’wanted’ poster”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 251 / 627
    • ignore verb –1. (17) ignore, disregard, snub, cut – (refuse to acknowle dge; ”She cut him dead at the meeting”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 252 / 627
    • imagine verb –1. (66) imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage – (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; ”Can you conceive of him as the president?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 253 / 627
    • impress verb –1. (9) affect, impress, move, strike – (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; ”This child impressed me as unusually mature”; ”This behavior struck me as odd”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 254 / 627
    • improve verb –1. (66) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate – (to make better; ”The editor improved the manuscript with his changes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 255 / 627
    • include verb –1. (234) include – (have as a part, be made up out of; ”The list includes the names of many famous writers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 256 / 627
    • increase verb –1. (86) increase – (become bigger or greater in amount; ”The amount of work increased”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 257 / 627
    • influence verb –1. (19) influence, act upon, work – (have and exert influence or effect; ”The artist’s work influenced the young painter”; ”She worked on her friends to support the political candidate”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 258 / 627
    • inform verb –1. (46) inform – (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; ”I informed him of his rights”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 259 / 627
    • inject verb –1. (4) inject, shoot – (give an injection to; ”We injected the glucose into the patient’s vein”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 260 / 627
    • injure verb –1. (12) injure, wound – (cause injuries or bodily harm to) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 261 / 627
    • instruct verb –1. (9) teach, learn, instruct – (impart skills or knowledg e to; ”I taught them French”; ”He instructed me in building a boat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 262 / 627
    • intend verb –1. (32) intend, mean, think – (have in mind as a purpose; ”I mean no harm”; ”I only meant to help you”; ”She didn’t think to harm me”; ”We thought to return early that night”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 263 / 627
    • interest verb –1. (5) interest – (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 264 / 627
    • interfere verb –1. (11) interfere – (come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; ”Your talking interferes with my work!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 265 / 627
    • interrupt verb –1. (14) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off – (make a break in; ”We interrupt the program for the following messages”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 266 / 627
    • introduce verb –1. (21) introduce, present, acquaint – (cause to come to know personally; ”permit me to acquaint you with my son”; ”introduc e the new neighbors to the community”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 267 / 627
    • invent verb –1. (14) invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge – (come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; ”excogitate a way to measure the speed of light”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 268 / 627
    • invite verb –1. (7) invite, ask for – (increase the likelihood of; ”ask for trouble”; ”invite criticism”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 269 / 627
    • irritate verb –1. (3) annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil – (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; ”Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me”; ”It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 270 / 627
    • itch verb –1. (3) rub, scratch, itch – (scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; ”Don’t scratch your insect bites!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 271 / 627
    • jail verb –. (1) imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand – (lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; ”The suspects were imprisoned without trial”; ”the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 272 / 627
    • jam verb –1. (1) throng, mob, pack, pile, jam – (press tightly together or cram; ”The crowd packed the auditorium”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 273 / 627
    • jog verb –1. (1) ramble on, ramble, jog – (continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; ”This novel rambles on and jogs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 274 / 627
    • join verb –1. (75) join, fall in, get together – (become part of; become a member of a group or organization; ”He joined the Communist Party as a young man”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 275 / 627
    • joke verb –1. (2) joke, jest – (tell a joke; speak humorously; ”He often jokes even when he appears serious”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 276 / 627
    • judge verb –1. (11) judge – (determine the result of (a competition)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 277 / 627
    • juggle verb –1. juggle, beguile, hoodwink – (influence by slyness) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 278 / 627
    • jump verb –1. (19) jump, leap, bound, spring – (move forward by leaps and bounds; ”The horse bounded across the meadow”; ”The child leapt across the puddle”; ”Can you jump over the fence?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 279 / 627
    • kick verb –1. (11) kick – (drive or propel with the foot) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 280 / 627
    • kill verb –1. (103) kill – (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; ”This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank”; ”The farmer killed a pig for the holidays”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 281 / 627
    • kiss verb –1. (18) snog, kiss, buss, osculate – (touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone’s mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; ”The newly married couple kissed”; ”She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 282 / 627
    • kneel verb –. (9) kneel – (rest one’s weight on one’s knees; ”In church you have to kneel during parts of the service”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 283 / 627
    • knit verb –1. (2) knit – (make (textiles) by knitting; ”knit a scarf”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 284 / 627
    • knock verb –1. (7) knock, strike hard – (deliver a sharp blow or push :”He knocked the glass clear across the room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 285 / 627
    • knot verb –1. (1) knot – (make into knots; make knots out of; ”She knotted her fingers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 286 / 627
    • label verb –1. (8) label – (assign a label to; designate with a label; ”These students were labelled ‘learning disabled’”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 287 / 627
    • land verb –1. (16) land, set down – (reach or come to rest; ”The bird landed on the highest branch”; ”The plane landed in Istanbul”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 288 / 627
    • last verb –1. (19) last, endure – (persist for a specified period of time; ”The bad weather lasted for three days”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 289 / 627
    • laugh verb –. (64) laugh, express joy, express mirth – (produce laughter) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 290 / 627
    • launch verb –1. (10) establish, set up, found, launch – (set up or found; ”She set up a literacy program”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 291 / 627
    • learn verb –1. (90) learn, larn, acquire – (gain knowledge or skills; ”She learned dancing from her sister”; ”I learned Sanskrit”; ”Children acquire language at an amazing rate”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 292 / 627
    • level verb –1. (4) level – (aim at; ”level criticism or charges at somebody”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 293 / 627
    • license verb –. (2) license, licence, certify – (authorize officially; ”I am licensed to practice law in this state”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 294 / 627
    • lick verb –1. (12) cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick – (beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; ”We licked the other team on Sunday!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 295 / 627
    • lie verb –1. (88) lie – (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 296 / 627
    • lighten verb –1. (1) lighten, lighten up, buoy up – (make more cheerful; ”the conversation lightened me up a bit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 297 / 627
    • like verb –1. (76) wish, care, like – (prefer or wish to do something ; ”Do you care to try this dish?”; ”Would you like to come along to the movies?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 298 / 627
    • list verb –1. (23) list, name – (give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; ”List the states west of the Mississi ppi”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 299 / 627
    • listen verb –1. (60) listen – (hear with intention; ”Listen to the sound of this cello”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 300 / 627
    • live verb –1. (129) populate, dwell, live, inhabit – (inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; ”People lived in Africa millions of years ago”; ”The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted ”; ”this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean”; ”deer are populating the woods”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 301 / 627
    • load verb –1. (8) load, lade, laden, load up – (fill or place a load on; ”load a car”; ”load the truck with hay”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 302 / 627
    • lock verb –1. (8) lock – (fasten with a lock; ”lock the bike to the fence”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 303 / 627
    • long verb –. (6) hanker, long, yearn – (desire strongly or persistent ly) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 304 / 627
    • look verb –1. (274) look – (perceive with attention; direct one’s gaze towards; ”She looked over the expanse of land”; ”Look at your child!”; ”Look–a deer in the backyard!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 305 / 627
    • love verb –1. (43) love – (have a great affection or liking for; ”I love French food”; ”She loves her boss and works hard for him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 306 / 627
    • man verb –1. (2) man – (take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; ”Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 307 / 627
    • manage verb –1. (27) pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage – (be successful; achieve a goal; ”She succeeded in persuading us all”; ”I managed to carry the box upstairs”; ”She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it”; ”The pianist negociated the difficult runs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 308 / 627
    • march verb –1. (24) march, process – (march in a procession; ”They processed into the dining room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 309 / 627
    • mark verb –1. (13) tag, label, mark – (attach a tag or label to; ”label these bottles”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 310 / 627
    • marry verb –1. (44) marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse – (take in marriage) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 311 / 627
    • match verb –1. (16) match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree – (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; ”The two stories don’t agree in many details”; ”The handwriting checks with the signature on the check”; ”The suspect’s fingerprints don’t match those on the gun”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 312 / 627
    • mate verb –1. (7) copulate, mate, pair, couple – (engage in sexual intercourse; ”Birds mate in the Spring”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 313 / 627
    • matter verb –. (21) count, matter, weigh – (have weight; have import, carry weight; ”It does not matter much”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 314 / 627
    • measure verb –1. (35) measure, mensurate, measure out – (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; ”Measure the length of the wall”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 315 / 627
    • meddle verb –. (1) meddle, tamper – (intrude in other people’s affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; ”Don’t meddle in my affairs!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 316 / 627
    • melt verb –1. (3) melt, run, melt down – (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; ”melt butter”; ”melt down gold”; ”The wax melted in the sun”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 317 / 627
    • memorise verb –. memorize, memorise, con, learn – (commit to memory; learn by heart; ”Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 318 / 627
    • mend verb –1. (5) repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on – (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; ”She repaired her TV set”; ”Repair my shoes please”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 319 / 627
    • mess verb –1. mess – (eat in a mess hall) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 320 / 627
    • up verb –. (2) up – (raise; ”up the ante”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 321 / 627
    • milk verb –1. (3) milk – (take milk from female mammals; ”Cows need to be milked every morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 322 / 627
    • mine verb –1. (3) mine – (get from the earth by excavation; ”mine ores and metals”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 323 / 627
    • miss verb –1. (16) miss, lose – (fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; ”I missed that remark”; ”She missed his point”; ”We lost part of what he said”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 324 / 627
    • mix verb –1. (7) blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge – (mix together different elements; ”The colors blend well”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 325 / 627
    • moan verb –. (3) groan, moan – (indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; ”The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets”; ”The ancient door soughed when opened”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 326 / 627
    • moor verb –1. moor, berth, tie up – (secure in or as if in a berth or dock; ”tie up the boat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 327 / 627
    • mourn verb –1. (6) mourn – (feel sadness; ”She is mourning her dead child”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 328 / 627
    • move verb –1. (110) travel, go, move, locomote – (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; ”How fast does your new car go?”; ”We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus”; ”The policeme n went from door to door looking for the suspect”; ”The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell”; ”news travelled fast”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 329 / 627
    • muddle verb –1. muddle, puddle – (make into a puddle; ”puddled mire”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 330 / 627
    • mug verb –. mug – (rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; ”I was mugged in the streets of New York last night”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 331 / 627
    • multiply verb –1. (18) multiply – (combine by multiplication; ”multiply 10 by 15”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 332 / 627
    • murder verb –1. (5) murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove – (kill intentionally and with premeditation; ”The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 333 / 627
    • nail verb –1. (8) nail – (attach something somewhere by means of nails; ”nail the board onto the wall”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 334 / 627
    • name verb –1. (31) name, call – (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; ”They named their son David”; ”The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 335 / 627
    • need verb –1. (110) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand – (require as useful, just, or proper; ”It takes nerve to do what she did”; ”success usually requires hard work”; ”This job asks a lot of patience and skill”; ”This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice”; ”This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert”; ”This intervention does not postulate a patient’s consent”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 336 / 627
    • nest verb –1. (4) nest – (inhabit a nest, usually after building; ”birds are nesting outside my window every Spring”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 337 / 627
    • nod verb –1. (35) nod – (express or signify by nodding; ”He nodded his approval”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 338 / 627
    • note verb –1. (41) note, observe, mention, remark – (make mention of; ”She observed that his presentation took up too much time”; ”They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 339 / 627
    • notice verb –1. (39) detect, observe, find, discover, notice – (discove r or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; ”She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water”; ”We found traces of lead in the paint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 340 / 627
    • obey verb –. (14) obey – (be obedient to) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 341 / 627
    • object verb –1. (19) object – (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; ”She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with”; ”When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver’s license”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 342 / 627
    • observe verb –1. (39) detect, observe, find, discover, notice – (discove r or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; ”She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water”; ”We found traces of lead in the paint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 343 / 627
    • obtain verb –1. (116) obtain – (come into possession of; ”How did you obtain the visa?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 344 / 627
    • occur verb –1. (81) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place – (come to pass; ”What is happening?”; ”The meeting took place off without an incidence”; ”Nothing occurred that seemed important”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 345 / 627
    • offend verb –1. (2) pique, offend – (cause to feel resentment or indignation; ”Her tactless remark offended me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 346 / 627
    • offer verb –1. (95) offer – (make available or accessible, provide or furnish; ”The conference center offers a health spa”; ”The hotel offers private meeting rooms”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 347 / 627
    • open verb –1. (66) open, open up – (cause to open or to become open; ”Mary opened the car door”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 348 / 627
    • order verb –1. (28) order, tell, enjoin, say – (give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; ”I said to him to go home”; ”She ordered him to do the shopping”; ”The mother told the child to get dressed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 349 / 627
    • overflow verb –1. (2) overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over – (flow or run over (a limit or brim)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 350 / 627
    • owe verb –1. (11) owe – (be obliged to pay or repay) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 351 / 627
    • own verb –. (47) own, have, possess – (have ownership or possession of; ”He owns three houses in Florida”; ”How many cars does she have?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 352 / 627
    • pack verb –1. (11) pack – (arrange in a container; ”pack the books into the boxes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 353 / 627
    • paddle verb –1. (1) paddle – (propel with a paddle; ”paddle your own canoe”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 354 / 627
    • paint verb –1. (17) paint – (make a painting; ”he painted all day in the garden”; ”He painted a painting of the garden”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 355 / 627
    • park verb –1. (11) park – (place temporarily; ”park the car in the yard”; ”park the children with the in-laws”; ”park your bag in this locker”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 356 / 627
    • part verb –1. (4) separate, part, split – (go one’s own way; move apart; ”The friends separated after the party”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 357 / 627
    • pass verb –1. (32) pass, go through, go across – (go across or through; ”We passed the point where the police car had parked”; ”A terrible thought went through his mind”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 358 / 627
    • paste verb –1. (5) glue, paste – (join or attach with or as if with glue; ”paste the sign on the wall”; ”cut and paste the sentence in the text”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 359 / 627
    • pat verb –1. (11) chuck, pat – (pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 360 / 627
    • pause verb –1. (23) hesitate, pause – (interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; ”The speaker paused”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 361 / 627
    • peck verb –1. (3) peck, pick, beak – (hit lightly with a picking motion) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 362 / 627
    • pedal verb –1. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel – (ride a bicycle) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 363 / 627
    • peel verb –1. (3) skin, peel, pare – (strip the skin off; ”pare apples”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 364 / 627
    • peep verb –1. (1) peep – (look furtively; ”He peeped at the woman through the window”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 365 / 627
    • perform verb –1. (25) perform, execute, do – (carry out or perform an action; ”John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters”; ”the skater executed a triple pirouette”; ”she did a little dance”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 366 / 627
    • permit verb –1. (55) permit, allow, let, countenance – (consent to, give permission; ”She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband”; ”I won’t let the police search her basement”; ”I cannot allow you to see your exam”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 367 / 627
    • phone verb –. (7) call, telephone, call up, phone, ring – (get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; ”I tried to call you all night”; ”Take two aspirin and call me in the morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 368 / 627
    • pick verb –1. (13) pick – (select carefully from a group; ”She finally picked her successor”; ”He picked his way carefully”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 369 / 627
    • pinch verb –1. (3) pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch – (squeeze tightly between the fingers; ”He pinched her behind”; ”She squeezed the bottle”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 370 / 627
    • pine verb –. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish – (have a desire for something or someone who is not present; ”She ached for a cigarett e”; ”I am pining for my lover”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 371 / 627
    • place verb –1. (135) put, set, place, pose, position, lay – (put into a certain place or abstract location; ”Put your things here”; ”Set the tray down”; ”Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children”; ”Place emphasis on a certain point”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 372 / 627
    • plan verb –1. (44) plan, be after – (have the will and intention to carry out some action; ”He plans to be in graduate school next year”; ”The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 373 / 627
    • plant verb –1. (8) plant, set – (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; ”Let’s plant flowers in the garden”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 374 / 627
    • play verb –1. (70) play – (participate in games or sport; ”We played hockey all afternoon”; ”play cards”; ”Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 375 / 627
    • please verb –1. (15) please, delight – (give pleasure to or be pleasing to; ”These colors please the senses”; ”a pleasing sensation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 376 / 627
    • plug verb –1. (2) plug, stop up, secure – (fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; ”plug the hole”; ”stop up the leak”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 377 / 627
    • point verb –1. (25) indicate, point, designate, show – (indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively ; ”I showed the customer the glove section”; ”He pointed to the empty parking space”; ”he indicated his opponents”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 378 / 627
    • poke verb –1. (7) jab, prod, stab, poke, dig – (poke or thrust abruptly; ”he jabbed his finger into her ribs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 379 / 627
    • polish verb –1. (7) polish, smooth, smoothen, shine – (make (a surface) shine; ”shine the silver, please”; ”polish my shoes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 380 / 627
    • pop verb –1. (3) start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out – (bulge outward; ”His eyes popped”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 381 / 627
    • possess verb –1. (31) possess – (have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; ”he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 382 / 627
    • post verb –1. (3) post – (affix in a public place or for public notice; ”post a warning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 383 / 627
    • pour verb –1. (12) pour – (cause to run; ”pour water over the floor”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 384 / 627
    • practise verb –1. (1) rehearse, practise, practice – (engage in a rehearsal (of)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 385 / 627
    • pray verb –1. (21) pray – (address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer; ”pray to the Lord”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 386 / 627
    • preach verb –1. (9) preach, prophesy – (deliver a sermon; ”The minister is not preaching this Sunday”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 387 / 627
    • precede verb –1. (9) predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate – (be earlier in time; go back further; ”Stone tools precede bronze tools”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 388 / 627
    • prefer verb –1. (22) prefer – (like better; value more highly; ”Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels”; ”We prefer sleeping outside”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 389 / 627
    • prepare verb –1. (45) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set – (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; ”Get the children ready for school!”; ”prepare for war”; ”I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 390 / 627
    • present verb –1. (40) show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate – (give an exhibition of to an interested audience; ”She shows her dogs frequently”; ”We will demo the new software in Washington”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 391 / 627
    • preserve verb –1. (21) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve – (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; ”preserve the peace in the family”; ”continue the family tradition”; ”Carry on the old traditions”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 392 / 627
    • press verb –1. (32) press – (exert pressure or force to or upon; ”He pressed down on the boards”; ”press your thumb on this spot”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 393 / 627
    • pretend verb –1. (12) feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble – (make believe with the intent to deceive; ”He feigned that he was ill”; ”He shammed a headache”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 394 / 627
    • prevent verb –1. (62) prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid – (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; ”My sense of tact forbids an honest answer”; ”Your role in the projects preclude s your involvement in the competitive project”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 395 / 627
    • prick verb –1. (3) prickle, prick – (make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; ”The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 396 / 627
    • print verb –1. (12) print, publish – (put into print; ”The newspaper published the news of the royal couple’s divorce”; ”These news should not be printed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 397 / 627
    • produce verb –1. (69) produce, bring forth – (bring forth or yield; ”The tree would not produce fruit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 398 / 627
    • program verb –1. (4) program, programme – (arrange a program of or for; ”program the 80th birthday party”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 399 / 627
    • promise verb –1. (26) promise, assure – (make a promise or commitment) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 400 / 627
    • protect verb –1. (43) protect – (shield from danger, injury, destruction , or damage; ”Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 401 / 627
    • provide verb –1. (270) supply, provide, render, furnish – (give somethin g useful or necessary to; ”We provided the room with an electrical heater”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 402 / 627
    • pull verb –1. (44) pull, draw, force – (cause to move by pulling; ”draw a wagon”; ”pull a sled”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 403 / 627
    • pump verb –1. (4) pump – (operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; ”pump the gas pedal”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 404 / 627
    • punch verb –1. (3) punch, plug – (deliver a quick blow to; ”he punched me in the stomach”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 405 / 627
    • puncture verb –1. (1) puncture – (pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; ”puncture a tire”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 406 / 627
    • punish verb –. (10) punish, penalize, penalise – (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; ”The students were penalized for showing up late for class”; ”we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 407 / 627
    • push verb –1. (56) push, force – (move with force, ”He pushed the table into a corner”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 408 / 627
    • question verb –1. (17) question, oppugn, call into question – (challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; ”We must question your judgment in this matter”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 409 / 627
    • queue verb –. line up, queue up, queue – (form a queue, form a line, stand in line; ”Customers lined up in front of the store”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 410 / 627
    • race verb –1. (15) rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it – (move fast; ”He rushed down the hall to receive his guests”; ”The cars raced down the street”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 411 / 627
    • radiate verb –1. (2) radiate – (send out rays or waves; ”The sun radiates heat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 412 / 627
    • rain verb –. (13) rain, rain down – (precipitate as rain; ”If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 413 / 627
    • raise verb –1. (33) raise – (raise the level or amount of something; ”raise my salary”; ”raise the price of bread”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 414 / 627
    • reach verb –1. (103) reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain – (reach a destination, either real or abstract; ”We hit Detroit by noon”; ”The water reached the doorstep”; ”We barely made it to the finish line”; ”I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 415 / 627
    • receive verb –1. (122) receive, have – (get something; come into possession of; ”receive payment”; ”receive a gift”; ”receive letters from the front”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 416 / 627
    • recognise verb –1. recognize, recognise – (show approval or appreciation of; ”My work is not recognized by anybody!”; ”The best student was recognized by the Dean”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 417 / 627
    • record verb –1. (34) record, enter, put down – (make a record of; set down in permanent form) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 418 / 627
    • reduce verb –1. (102) reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down – (cut down on; make a reduction in; ”reduce your daily fat intake”; ”The employer wants to cut back health benefits”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 419 / 627
    • reflect verb –1. (41) reflect – (manifest or bring back; ”This action reflects his true beliefs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 420 / 627
    • refuse verb –1. (47) refuse, decline – (show unwillingness towards; ”he declined to join the group on a hike”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 421 / 627
    • regret verb –1. (8) repent, regret, rue – (feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 422 / 627
    • reign verb –1. (3) reign – (have sovereign power; ”Henry VIII reigned for a long time”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 423 / 627
    • reject verb –1. (19) reject – (refuse to accept or acknowledge; ”I reject the idea of starting a war”; ”The journal rejected the student’s paper”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 424 / 627
    • rejoice verb –1. (4) rejoice, joy – (feel happiness or joy) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 425 / 627
    • relax verb –1. (17) relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down – (become less tense, rest, or take one’s ease; ”He relaxed in the hot tub”; ”Let’s all relax after a hard day’s work”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 426 / 627
    • release verb –1. (12) let go of, let go, release, relinquish – (release, as from one’s grip; ”Let go of the door handle, please!”; ”relinquish your grip on the rope–you won’t fall”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 427 / 627
    • rely verb –. (1) trust, swear, rely, bank – (have confidence or faith in; ”We can trust in God”; ”Rely on your friends”; ”bank on your good education”; ”I swear by my grandmother’s recipes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 428 / 627
    • remain verb –1. (128) stay, remain, rest – (stay the same; remain in a certain state; ”The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it”; ”rest assured”; ”stay alone”; ”He remained unmoved by her tears”; ”The bad weather continued for another week”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 429 / 627
    • remember verb –1. (106) remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think – (recall knowledge from memory; have a recollec tion; ”I can’t remember saying any such thing”; ”I can’t think what her last name was”; ”can you remember her phone number?”; ”Do you remember that he once loved you?”; ”call up memories”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 430 / 627
    • remind verb –1. (22) remind – (put in the mind of someone; ”Remind me to call Mother”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 431 / 627
    • remove verb –1. (86) remove, take, take away, withdraw – (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; ”remove a threat”; ”remove a wrapper”; ”Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; ”take the gun from your pocket”; ”This machine withdraws heat from the environment”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 432 / 627
    • repair verb –1. (11) repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on – (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; ”She repaired her TV set”; ”Repair my shoes please”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 433 / 627
    • repeat verb –1. (33) repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell – (to say, state, or perform again; ”She kept reiterating her request”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 434 / 627
    • replace verb –1. (24) replace – (substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); ”He replaced the old razor blade”; ”We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago”; ”the insurance will replace the lost income”; ”This antique vase can never be replaced”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 435 / 627
    • reply verb –. (53) answer, reply, respond – (react verbally; ”She didn’t want to answer”; ”answer the question”; ”We answered that we would accept the invitation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 436 / 627
    • report verb –1. (64) report, describe, account – (to give an account or representation of in words; ”Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 437 / 627
    • reproduce verb –1. (13) reproduce – (make a copy or equivalent of; ”reproduce the painting”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 438 / 627
    • request verb –1. (11) request, bespeak, call for, quest – (express the need or desire for; ask for; ”She requested an extra bed in her room”; ”She called for room service”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 439 / 627
    • rescue verb –1. (11) rescue, deliver – (free from harm or evil) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 440 / 627
    • retire verb –1. (18) retire – (go into retirement; stop performing one’s work or withdraw from one’s position; ”He retired at age 68”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 441 / 627
    • return verb –1. (111) return – (go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; ”return to your native land”; ”the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 442 / 627
    • rhyme verb –1. (1) rhyme, rime – (compose rhymes) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 443 / 627
    • rinse verb –1. (1) rinse, rinse off – (wash off soap or remaining dirt) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 444 / 627
    • risk verb –1. (8) risk, put on the line, lay on the line – (expose to a chance of loss or damage; ”We risked losing a lot of money in this venture”; ”Why risk your life?”; ”She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 445 / 627
    • rob verb –1. (5) rob – (take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; ”The burglars robbed him of all his money”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 446 / 627
    • rock verb –1. (6) rock, sway, shake – (move back and forth or sideways; ”the ship was rocking”; ”the tall building swayed”; ”She rocked back and forth on her feet”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 447 / 627
    • roll verb –1. (22) roll, turn over – (move by turning over or rotating; ”The child rolled down the hill”; ”turn over on your left side”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 448 / 627
    • rot verb –1. (3) decompose, rot, molder, moulder – (break down; ”The bodies decomposed in the heat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 449 / 627
    • rub verb –1. (19) rub – (move over something with pressure; ”rub my hands”; ”rub oil into her skin”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 450 / 627
    • ruin verb –1. (4) destroy, ruin – (destroy completely; damage irreparably; ”You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!”; ”The tears ruined her make-up”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 451 / 627
    • rule verb –1. (12) govern, rule – (exercise authority over; as of nations; ”Who is governing the country now?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 452 / 627
    • rush verb –1. (20) rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it – (move fast; ”He rushed down the hall to receive his guests”; ”The cars raced down the street”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 453 / 627
    • sack verb –1. (1) sack, plunder – (plunder (a town) after capture; ”the barbarians sacked Rome”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 454 / 627
    • sail verb –1. (13) sail – (traverse or travel on (a body of water); ”We sailed the Atlantic”; ”He sailed the Pacific all alone”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 455 / 627
    • satisfy verb –1. (13) satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to – (meet the requirements or expectations of) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 456 / 627
    • save verb –1. (41) salvage, salve, relieve, save – (save from ruin, destruction, or harm) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 457 / 627
    • saw verb –1. (1) saw – (cut with a saw; ”saw wood for the fireplace” ) Overview of verb see The verb see has 24 senses (first 18 from tagged texts) 1. (613) see – (perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; ”You have to be a good observer to see all the details”; ”Can you see the bird in that tree?”; ”He is blind–he cannot see”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 458 / 627
    • scare verb –1. (4) frighten, fright, scare, affright – (cause fear in; ”The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me”; ”Ghosts could never affright her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 459 / 627
    • scatter verb –1. (5) disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter – (to cause to separate and go in different directions; ”She waved her hand and scattered the crowds”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 460 / 627
    • scold verb –1. (3) call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast – (censure severely or angrily; ”The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger’s car”; ”The deputy ragged the Prime Minister”; ”The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 461 / 627
    • scorch verb –1. (1) sear, scorch – (make very hot and dry; ”The heat scorched the countryside”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 462 / 627
    • scrape verb –1. (4) scrape, grate – (scratch repeatedly; ”The cat scraped at the armchair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 463 / 627
    • scratch verb –1. (9) rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch – (cause friction; ”my sweater scratches”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 464 / 627
    • scream verb –1. (25) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall – (utter a sudden loud cry; ”she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle”; ”I yelled to her from the window but she couldn’t hear me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 465 / 627
    • screw verb –1. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk – (have sexual intercourse with; ”This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm”; ”Adam knew Eve”; ”Were you ever intimate with this man?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 466 / 627
    • scribble verb –1. (1) scribble, scrabble – (write down quickly without much attention to detail) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 467 / 627
    • scrub verb –1. (4) scrub, scour – (clean with hard rubbing; ”She scrubbed his back”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 468 / 627
    • seal verb –1. (3) seal, seal off – (make tight; secure against leakage; ”seal the windows”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 469 / 627
    • search verb –1. (13) search, seek, look for – (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; ”The police are searching for clues”; ”They are searching for the missing man in the entire county”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 470 / 627
    • separate verb –1. (18) separate, divide – (act as a barrier between; stand between; ”The mountain range divides the two countries”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 471 / 627
    • settle verb –1. (16) settle, settle down – (settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; ”dust settled on the roofs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 472 / 627
    • shade verb –1. (2) shadow, shade, shade off – (cast a shadow over) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 473 / 627
    • share verb –1. (23) share – (have in common; ”Our children share a love of music”; ”The two countries share a long border”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 474 / 627
    • shave verb –1. (8) shave – (remove body hair with a razor) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 475 / 627
    • shelter verb –1. (1) shelter – (provide shelter for; ”After the earthqua ke, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 476 / 627
    • shiver verb –1. (5) shudder, shiver, throb, thrill – (tremble convulsiv ely, as from fear or excitement) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 477 / 627
    • shock verb –1. (4) shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback – (surprise greatly; knock someone’s socks off; ”I was floored when I heard that I was promoted”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 478 / 627
    • shop verb –1. (7) shop – (do one’s shopping; ”She goes shopping every Friday”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 479 / 627
    • shrug verb –. (10) shrug – (raise one’s shoulders to indicate indiffer ence or resignation) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 480 / 627
    • sigh verb –1. (24) sigh, suspire – (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; ”She sighed sadly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 481 / 627
    • sign verb –1. (16) sign, subscribe – (mark with one’s signature; write one’s name (on); ”She signed the letter and sent it off”; ”Please sign here”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 482 / 627
    • signal verb –1. (4) sign, signal, signalize, signalise – (communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; ”He signed his disappro val with a dismissive hand gesture”; ”The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 483 / 627
    • sin verb –1. (7) sin, transgress, trespass – (commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 484 / 627
    • sip verb –. (7) sip – (drink in sips; ”She was sipping her tea”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 485 / 627
    • ski verb –. ski – (move along on skis; ”We love to ski the Rockies”; ”My children don’t ski”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 486 / 627
    • skip verb –1. (7) jump, pass over, skip, skip over – (bypass; ”He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible ”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 487 / 627
    • slap verb –. (15) slap – (hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand; ”The impatient teacher slapped the student”; ”a gunshot slapped him on the forehead”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 488 / 627
    • slip verb –1. (11) steal, slip – (move stealthily; ”The ship slipped away in the darkness”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 489 / 627
    • slow verb –1. (9) decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard – (lose velocity; move more slowly; ”The car decelerated”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 490 / 627
    • smash verb –1. (6) smash, nail, boom, blast – (hit hard; ”He smashed a 3-run homer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 491 / 627
    • smell verb –1. (14) smell – (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 492 / 627
    • smile verb –1. (79) smile – (change one’s facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 493 / 627
    • smoke verb –1. (12) smoke – (inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; ”We never smoked marijuana”; ”Do you smoke?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 494 / 627
    • snatch verb –1. (13) snatch, snatch up, snap – (to grasp hastily or eagerly; ”Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 495 / 627
    • sneeze verb –. sneeze – (exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one’s nose; ”Pepper makes me sneeze”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 496 / 627
    • sniff verb –1. (5) sniff, whiff – (perceive by inhaling through the nose; ”sniff the perfume”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 497 / 627
    • snore verb –. (4) snore, saw wood, saw logs – (breathe noisily during one’s sleep; ”she complained that her husband snores”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 498 / 627
    • snow verb –1. (10) snow – (fall as snow; ”It was snowing all night”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 499 / 627
    • soak verb –1. (4) soak – (submerge in a liquid; ”I soaked in the hot tub for an hour”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 500 / 627
    • soothe verb –1. (1) comfort, soothe, console, solace – (give moral or emotional strength to) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 501 / 627
    • sound verb –1. (38) sound – (appear in a certain way; ”This sounds interesting”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 502 / 627
    • spare verb –1. (7) spare, save – (refrain from harming) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 503 / 627
    • spark verb –1. (5) trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off – (put in motion or move to act; ”trigger a reaction”; ”actuate the circuits”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 504 / 627
    • sparkle verb –1. (1) sparkle, scintillate, coruscate – (reflect brightly ; ”Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 505 / 627
    • spell verb –1. (2) spell, spell out – (orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; ”How do you spell this word?” ”We had to spell out our names for the police officer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 506 / 627
    • spill verb –1. (2) spill, slop, splatter – (cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; ”spill the milk”; ”splatte r water”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 507 / 627
    • spoil verb –1. (2) botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up – (make a mess of, destroy or ruin; ”I botched the dinner and we had to eat out”; ”the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 508 / 627
    • spot verb –1. (18) descry, spot, espy, spy – (catch sight of) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 509 / 627
    • spray verb –1. (3) spray – (be discharged in sprays of liquid; ”Water sprayed all over the floor”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 510 / 627
    • sprout verb –1. (4) shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout – (produce buds, branches, or germinate; ”the potatoes sprouted”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 511 / 627
    • squash verb –. (1) squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze – (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; ”crush an aluminum can”; ”squeeze a lemon”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 512 / 627
    • squeak verb –. (3) whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreak – (make a high-pitched, screeching noise; ”The door creaked when I opened it slowly”; ”My car engine makes a whining noise”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 513 / 627
    • squeal verb –1. (2) squeal, oink – (utter a high-pitched cry, character istic of pigs) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 514 / 627
    • squeeze verb –1. (9) squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze – (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; ”crush an aluminum can”; ”squeeze a lemon”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 515 / 627
    • stain verb –1. (19) stain – (color with a liquid dye or tint; ”Stain this table a beautiful walnut color”; ”people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 516 / 627
    • stamp verb –1. (3) stomp, stamp, stump – (walk heavily; ”The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 517 / 627
    • stare verb –1. (82) gaze, stare – (look at with fixed eyes; ”The students stared at the teacher with amazement”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 518 / 627
    • start verb –1. (159) get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence – (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; ”We began working at dawn”; ”Who will start?”; ”Get working as soon as the sun rises!”; ”The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia”; ”He began early in the day”; ”Let’s get down to work now”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 519 / 627
    • stay verb –1. (43) stay, remain, rest – (stay the same; remain in a certain state; ”The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it”; ”rest assured”; ”stay alone”; ”He remained unmoved by her tears”; ”The bad weather continued for another week”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 520 / 627
    • steer verb –1. (4) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise – (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 521 / 627
    • step verb –1. (23) step – (shift or move by taking a step; ”step back”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 522 / 627
    • stir verb –1. (7) stir – (move an implement through; ”stir the soup”; ”stir my drink”; ”stir the soil”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 523 / 627
    • stitch verb –. (1) sew, run up, sew together, stitch – (fasten by sewing; do needlework) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 524 / 627
    • stop verb –1. (57) stop, halt – (come to a halt, stop moving; ”the car stopped”; ”She stopped in front of a store window”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 525 / 627
    • store verb –1. (16) store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away – (keep or lay aside for future use; ”store grain for the winter”; ”The bear stores fat for the period of hibernat ion when he doesn’t eat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 526 / 627
    • strap verb –1. (1) strap – (tie with a strap) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 527 / 627
    • strengthen verb –1. (24) strengthen, beef up, fortify – (make strong or stronger; ”This exercise will strengthen your upper body”; ”strengt hen the relations between the two countries”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 528 / 627
    • stretch verb –1. (16) stretch, stretch along – (occupy a large, elongate d area; ”The park stretched beneath the train line”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 529 / 627
    • strip verb –1. (7) deprive, strip, divest – (take away possessions from someone; ”The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 530 / 627
    • stroke verb –1. (4) stroke – (touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; ”He stroked his long beard”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 531 / 627
    • stuff verb –1. (5) stuff – (cram into a cavity; ”The child stuffed candy into his pockets”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 532 / 627
    • subtract verb –1. (9) subtract, deduct, take off – (make a subtraction; ”subtract this amount from my paycheck”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 533 / 627
    • succeed verb –1. (28) succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods – (attain success or reach a desired goal; ”The enterprise succeeded”; ”We succeeded in getting tickets to the show”; ”she struggled to overcome her handicap and won”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 534 / 627
    • suck verb –1. (4) suck – (draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; ”suck the poison from the place where the snake bit”; ”suck on a straw”; ”the baby sucked on the mother’s breast”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 535 / 627
    • suffer verb –1. (17) suffer, endure – (undergo or be subjected to; ”He suffered the penalty”; ”Many saints suffered martyrdom”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 536 / 627
    • suggest verb –1. (57) propose, suggest, advise – (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; ”the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 537 / 627
    • suit verb –1. (7) suit, accommodate, fit – (be agreeable or acceptabl e to; ”This suits my needs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 538 / 627
    • supply verb –1. (44) supply, provide, render, furnish – (give something useful or necessary to; ”We provided the room with an electrical heater”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 539 / 627
    • support verb –1. (26) support, back up – (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; ”She supported him during the illness”; ”Her children always backed her up”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 540 / 627
    • suppose verb –1. (34) suppose, say – (express a supposition; ”Let us say that he did not tell the truth”; ”Let’s say you had a lot of money–what would you do?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 541 / 627
    • surprise verb –1. (22) surprise – (cause to be surprised; ”The news really surprised me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 542 / 627
    • surround verb –1. (6) surround, environ, ring, skirt, border – (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; ”The forest surrounds my property”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 543 / 627
    • suspect verb –1. (6) suspect, surmise – (imagine to be the case or true or probable; ”I suspect he is a fugitive”; ”I surmised that the butler did it”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 544 / 627
    • suspend verb –1. (8) suspend – (hang freely; ”The secret police suspende d their victims from the ceiling and beat them”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 545 / 627
    • switch verb –1. (5) switch over, switch, exchange – (change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 546 / 627
    • talk verb –1. (108) talk, speak – (exchange thoughts; talk with; ”We often talk business”; ”Actions talk louder than words”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 547 / 627
    • tame verb –1. (1) tame, chasten, subdue – (correct by punishment or discipline) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 548 / 627
    • tap verb –1. (6) tap – (cut a female screw thread with a tap) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 549 / 627
    • taste verb –1. (10) taste, savor, savour – (have flavor; taste of something) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 550 / 627
    • tease verb –1. (2) tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer – (annoy persistently; ”The children teased the boy because of his stammer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 551 / 627
    • telephone verb –. (12) call, telephone, call up, phone, ring – (get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; ”I tried to call you all night”; ”Take two aspirin and call me in the morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 552 / 627
    • tempt verb –1. (4) tempt, allure – (dispose or incline or entice to; ”We were tempted by the delicious-looking food”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 553 / 627
    • terrify verb –. (1) terrify, terrorize, terrorise – (fill with terror; frighten greatly) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 554 / 627
    • test verb –1. (32) test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay – (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; ”This approach has been tried with good results”; ”Test this recipe”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 555 / 627
    • thank verb –. (17) thank, give thanks – (express gratitude or show appreciation to) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 556 / 627
    • thaw verb –. (5) dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt – (become or cause to become soft or liquid; ”The sun melted the ice”; ”the ice thawed”; ”the ice cream melted”; ”The heat melted the wax”; ”The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase”; ”dethaw the meat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 557 / 627
    • tick verb –1. (2) click, tick – (make a clicking or ticking sound; ”The clock ticked away”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 558 / 627
    • tickle verb –1. tickle, titillate, vellicate – (touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 559 / 627
    • tie verb –1. (13) tie, bind – (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; ”They tied their victim to the chair”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 560 / 627
    • time verb –1. (4) clock, time – (measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; ”he clocked the runners”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 561 / 627
    • tip verb –1. (5) tip – (cause to tilt; ”tip the screen upward”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 562 / 627
    • tire verb –1. (3) tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade – (lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; ”I’m so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 563 / 627
    • touch verb –1. (33) touch – (make physical contact with, come in contact with; ”Touch the stone for good luck”; ”She never touched her husband”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 564 / 627
    • tour verb –. (3) tour – (make a tour of a certain place; ”We toured the Provence this summer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 565 / 627
    • tow verb –. tow – (drag behind; ”Horses used to tow barges along the canal”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 566 / 627
    • trace verb –1. (9) trace, follow – (follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; ”We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba” ; ”trace the student’s progress”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 567 / 627
    • trade verb –1. (6) trade, merchandise – (engage in the trade of; ”he is merchandising telephone sets”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 568 / 627
    • train verb –1. (14) train, develop, prepare, educate – (create by training and teaching; ”The old master is training world-class violinists”; ”we develop the leaders for the future”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 569 / 627
    • transport verb –1. (4) transport – (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 570 / 627
    • trap verb –1. (2) trap, pin down – (place in a confining or embarrass ing position; ”He was trapped in a difficult situation”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 571 / 627
    • travel verb –1. (34) travel, go, move, locomote – (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; ”How fast does your new car go?”; ”We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus”; ”The policeme n went from door to door looking for the suspect”; ”The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell”; ”news travelled fast”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 572 / 627
    • treat verb –1. (30) treat, handle, do by – (interact in a certain way; ”Do right by her”; ”Treat him with caution, please”; ”Handle the press reporters gently”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 573 / 627
    • tremble verb –. (4) tremble – (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; ”His hands were trembling when he signed the document”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 574 / 627
    • trick verb –. (1) flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on – (deceive somebody; ”We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 575 / 627
    • trip verb –1. (2) stumble, trip – (miss a step and fall or nearly fall; ”She stumbled over the tree root”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 576 / 627
    • trot verb –1. (10) trot, jog, clip – (run at a moderately swift pace) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 577 / 627
    • trouble verb –1. (6) disturb, upset, trouble – (move deeply; ”This book upset me”; ”A troubling thought”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 578 / 627
    • trust verb –1. (16) trust, swear, rely, bank – (have confidence or faith in; ”We can trust in God”; ”Rely on your friends”; ”bank on your good education”; ”I swear by my grandmother’s recipes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 579 / 627
    • try verb –1. (342) try, seek, attempt, essay, assay – (make an effort or attempt; ”He tried to shake off his fears”; ”The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps”; ”The police attempted to stop the thief”; ”He sought to improve himself”; ”She always seeks to do good in the world”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 580 / 627
    • tug verb –1. (7) tug – (pull hard; ”The prisoner tugged at the chains”; ”This movie tugs at the heart strings”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 581 / 627
    • tumble verb –1. (10) tumble, topple – (fall down, as if collapsing; ”The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 582 / 627
    • turn verb –1. (187) turn – (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; ”Turn towards me”; ”The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face”; ”She turned from herself and learned to listen to others’ needs”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 583 / 627
    • twist verb –1. (13) writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist – (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); ”The prisoner writhed in discomfort”; ”The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt’s embrace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 584 / 627
    • type verb –1. (2) type, typewrite – (write by means of a keyboard with types; ”type the acceptance letter, please”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 585 / 627
    • undress verb –1. (2) undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel – (get undressed; ”please don’t undress in front of everybody!”; ”She strips in front of strangers every night for a living”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 586 / 627
    • unfasten verb –1. (1) unfasten – (cause to become undone; ”unfasten your belt”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 587 / 627
    • unite verb –1. (7) unite, unify – (act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 588 / 627
    • unlock verb –1. (4) unlock – (open the lock of; ”unlock the door”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 589 / 627
    • unpack verb –. (1) unpack, take out – (remove from its packing; ”unpack the presents”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 590 / 627
    • use verb –1. (603) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ – (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; ”use your head!”; ”we only use Spanish at home”; ”I can’t use this tool”; ”Apply a magnetic field here”; ”This thinking was applied to many projects”; ”How do you utilize this tool?”; ”I apply this rule to get good results”; ”use the plastic bags to store the food”; ”He doesn’t know how to use a computer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 591 / 627
    • vanish verb –1. (11) disappear, vanish, go away – (get lost, as without warning or explanation; ”He disappeared without a trace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 592 / 627
    • visit verb –1. (29) visit, see – (go to see a place, as for entertainm ent; ”We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 593 / 627
    • wail verb –1. (7) howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup – (emit long loud cries; ”wail in self-pity”; ”howl with sorrow”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 594 / 627
    • wait verb –1. (100) wait – (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; ”I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 595 / 627
    • walk verb –1. (184) walk – (use one’s feet to advance; advance by steps; ”Walk, don’t run!”; ”We walked instead of driving”; ”She walks with a slight limp”; ”The patient cannot walk yet”; ”Walk over to the cabinet”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 596 / 627
    • wander verb –1. (18) roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond – (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; ”The gypsies roamed the woods”; ”roving vagabonds”; ”the wandering Jew”; ”The cattle roam across the prairie”; ”the laborers drift from one town to the next”; ”They rolled from town to town”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 597 / 627
    • want verb –1. (389) desire, want – (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; ”I want to go home now”; ”I want my own room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 598 / 627
    • warm verb –1. (2) warm, warm up – (get warm or warmer; ”The soup warmed slowly on the stove”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 599 / 627
    • warn verb –1. (22) warn – (notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; ”The director warned him that he might be fired”; ”The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 600 / 627
    • wash verb –1. (13) wash, rinse – (clean with some chemical process) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 601 / 627
    • waste verb –1. (10) waste, blow, squander – (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; ”He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends”; ”You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 602 / 627
    • watch verb –1. (77) watch – (look attentively; ”watch a basketball game”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 603 / 627
    • water verb –1. (3) water, irrigate – (supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; ”Water the fields”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 604 / 627
    • wave verb –1. (21) beckon, wave – (signal with the hands or nod; ”She waved to her friends”; ”He waved his hand hospitably”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 605 / 627
    • weigh verb –1. (17) weigh – (have a certain weight) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 606 / 627
    • welcome verb –1. (15) welcome – (accept gladly; ”I welcome your proposal s”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 607 / 627
    • whine verb –1. (1) whine – (move with a whining sound; ”The bullets were whining past us”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 608 / 627
    • whip verb –1. (8) flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce – (beat severely with a whip or rod; ”The teacher often flogged the students”; ”The children were severely trounced”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 609 / 627
    • whirl verb –1. (6) twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl – (turn in a twisting or spinning motion; ”The leaves swirled in the autumn wind”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 610 / 627
    • whisper verb –. (22) whisper – (speak softly; in a low voice) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 611 / 627
    • whistle verb –1. (3) whistle – (make whistling sounds; ”He lay there, snoring and whistling”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 612 / 627
    • wink verb –1. (10) wink – (signal by winking; ”She winked at him”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 613 / 627
    • wipe verb –. (17) wipe, pass over – (rub with a circular motion; ”wipe the blackboard”; ”He passed his hands over the soft cloth”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 614 / 627
    • wish verb –1. (48) wish – (hope for; have a wish; ”I wish I could go home now”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 615 / 627
    • wobble verb –1. (5) wobble, coggle – (move unsteadily; ”His knees wobbled”; ”The old cart wobbled down the street”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 616 / 627
    • wonder verb –1. (58) wonder, inquire, enquire – (have a wish or desire to know something; ”He wondered who had built this beautiful church”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 617 / 627
    • work verb –1. (74) work – (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; ”I will work hard to improve my grades”; ”she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 618 / 627
    • worry verb –1. (32) worry – (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; ”I worry about my job”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 619 / 627
    • wrap verb –1. (5) wrap, wrap up – (arrange or fold as a cover or protection; ”wrap the baby before taking her out”; ”Wrap the present”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 620 / 627
    • wreck verb –. (10) bust up, wreck, wrack – (smash or break forcefully; ”The kid busted up the car”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 621 / 627
    • wrestle verb –1. (2) wrestle – (combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; ”He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 622 / 627
    • wriggle verb –. (2) writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist – (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); ”The prisoner writhed in discomfort”; ”The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt’s embrace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 623 / 627
    • yawn verb –1. (3) yawn – (utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; ”The child yawned during the long performance”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 624 / 627
    • yell verb –1. (18) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall – (utter a sudden loud cry; ”she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle”; ”I yelled to her from the window but she couldn’t hear me”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 625 / 627
    • zip verb –1. (1) zip up, zipper, zip – (close with a zipper; ”Zip up your jacket–it’s cold”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 626 / 627
    • zoom verb –1. (2) zoom, zoom along, whizz, whizz along – (move along very quickly) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Regular Verbs May 8, 2011 627 / 627