50 Common Action Verbs in English | Vocabulary

Learn Useful Action Verbs in English with Pictures and Examples.

Action Verbs in English

 

Ride

It’s too far to ride to your grandmother’s; you’d better take the bus.

Sit down

I just want to sit down and relax.

Stand up

She didn’t even have the strength to stand up.

Fight

It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.

Laugh

Laugh at your ills, And save doctors’ bills.

Read

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Play

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Listen

See, listen, and be silent, and you will live in peace.

Cry

Cry with one eye and laugh with the other.

Think

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Sing

The bird that can sing and won’t sing must be made to sing.

Watch TV

Afterwards she relented and let the children stay up late to watch TV.

Dance

Life is about learning to dance in the rain.

Turn on

I didn’t turn on the light, but groped my way across the room.

Turn off

You forgot to turn off the light.

Win

You win some, you lose some.

Fly

Don’t fly till you wings are feathered.

Cut

She cut the paper into small pieces.

Throw away

Your life is too valuable to throw away.

Sleep

He couldn’t get to sleep because he was too excited.

Close

Can you close the window? I’m in a draught .

Open

Open not your door when the devil knocks.

Write

She plans to write her memoirs.

Give

It is better to give than to receive.

Jump

The little boy gabble his prayers and jump into bed.

Eat

Eat to live, but not live to eat.

Drink

A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time.

Cook

I’ll have to cook them a meal or they’ll think I’m inhospitable.

Wash

You should always wash your hands before meals.

Wait

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.

Climb

Don’t climb a tree to look for fish.

Talk

Love understands love; it needs no talk.

Crawl

A child learns to crawl before he learns to walk.

Dream

Hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Dig

I’m going to dig down this wall.

Clap

“When I clap my hands, you must stand still, ” said the teacher.

Knit

Knit the brows and you’ll have an idea.

Sew

My grandmother taught me to sew.

Smell

Fish and guests smell after three days.

Kiss

Love starts with a smile, develops with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Hug

A silent hug means a thousand words to the unhappy heart.

Snore

If you snore, it’s better not to sleep on your back.

Bathe

Don’t bathe too soon after eating.

Bow

Time does not bow to you, you must bow to time.

Paint

A good face needs no paint.

Dive

You dive in first and test the temperature of the water.

Ski

We used to ski before noon then take a long lunch.

Stack

Please stack your chairs before you leave.

Buy

Money can buy the devil himself.

Shake

She put out her hand to shake mine.

 

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