50 Common Action Verbs in English | Vocabulary

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Common Action Verbs in English

Action Verbs in English

Ride

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

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Sit down

I just want to sit down and relax.

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Stand up

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

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Fight

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

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Laugh

Laugh at your ills, And save doctors’ bills.

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Read

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

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Play

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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Listen

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

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Cry

Cry with one eye and laugh with the other.

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Think

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

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Sing

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

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Watch TV

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

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Dance

Life is about learning to dance in the rain.

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Turn on

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

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Turn off

You forgot to turn off the light.

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Win

You win some, you lose some.

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Fly

Don’t fly till you wings are feathered.

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Cut

She cut the paper into small pieces.

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Throw away

Your life is too valuable to throw away.

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Sleep

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

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Close

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

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Open

Open not your door when the devil knocks.

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Write

She plans to write her memoirs.

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Give

It is better to give than to receive.

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Jump

The little boy gabble his prayers and jump into bed.

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Eat

Eat to live, but not live to eat.

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Drink

A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time.

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Cook

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

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Wash

You should always wash your hands before meals.

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Wait

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

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Climb

Don’t climb a tree to look for fish.

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Talk

Love understands love; it needs no talk.

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Crawl

A child learns to crawl before he learns to walk.

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Dream

Hope is but the dream of those that wake.

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Dig

I’m going to dig down this wall.

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Clap

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

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Knit

Knit the brows and you’ll have an idea.

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Sew

My grandmother taught me to sew.

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Smell

Fish and guests smell after three days.

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Kiss

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

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Hug

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

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Snore

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

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Bathe

Don’t bathe too soon after eating.

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Bow

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

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Paint

A good face needs no paint.

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Dive

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

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Ski

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

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Stack

Please stack your chairs before you leave.

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Buy

Money can buy the devil himself.

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Shake

She put out her hand to shake mine.

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