Learn 300+ Common Verbs in English with Pictures

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Common Verbs in English

Action Verbs

  • 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…

Verbs of Body Movement

  • Bend – When I bend my arm, the pain is excruciating.
  • Lift – I can’t lift this box — will you help me please?
  • Carry – We don’t carry a large stock of pine furniture.
  • Kneel – She asks her son to kneel down.
  • Hold – Do not hold a candle to the devil.
  • Sit – The students sit in a circle on the floor.
  • Drag – I don’t want to go back there and drag up that anger again.
  • Jump – Can you jump across the stream?
  • Leap – Learn to creep before you leap.
  • Pick up – The pupil leaned to the ground to pick up a wallet.
  • Punch – gave him a punch on the nose.
  • Pull – I helped him pull his boots off.Dive – She defied him to dive off the bridge.
  • Push – We should push our work, the work should not push us.
  • Run – Don’t try to run before you can walk.
  • Lean – Lean against my arm. I will support you…

Cooking Verbs

  • Break – She breaks 2 eggs into a bow.
  • Melt – Melt the chocolate and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Spread – He spread some strawberry jam on his toast.
  • Layer – This cake has a layer of fruit in the middle.
  • Roll out – She rolls out the pastry on a flat surface.
  • Fry – The ground was hot enough to fry an egg on.
  • Peel – As you peel away the onion skin,you will find another skin underneath.
  • Mix – After you have beaten the eggs, mix in the flour gradually.
  • Whip – I can easily whip up an omelette.
  • Saute – We should saute the onions for five minutes.
  • Taste – My mom tastes the soup for the lunch.
  • Cut – She cut the meat into small pieces.
  • Chop – chop the carrots up into small pieces.
  • Slice – It’s best to slice into a rich cake from the middle…

Daily Routines and Activities

  • Do the laundry – I often do the laundry on Saturday morning.
  • Hang the clothes – You should hang the clothes when the sun shines.
  • Iron the clothes – My mom loves ironing the clothes.
  • Make the bed – We are taught to make the bed after getting up.
  • Vacuum the floor – I vacuum the floor once a week.
  • Go to bed – Go to bed late will have bad effect to our health.
  • Wake up – I often wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning.
  • Brush the teeth – The doctors advise us to brush the teeth twice a day.
  • Drive to work – My father sometimes drives to work instead of taking a bus.
  • Get home – It’s time to get home.
  • Take a bath – When exactly, when did you last take a bath?
  • Brush your hair – Do not brush your hair with too much force.
  • Surf the net – He surfed the net looking for ways to study.
  • Play with friends – One day while playing with my friends, I accidentally broke a window in a store near our home…

Learn 300+ Common Verbs in English with Pictures

Classroom Verbs

  • Teach – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Think – A true man and a thief think not the same.
  • Spell – Could you spell your name, please?
  • Give – You must give in your examination papers now.
  • Study – A man should study till his dying day.
  • Read – Only Tommy and I have read the book.
  • Cut – She cut the paper into small pieces.
  • Experiment – The teacher experimented until he got the recipe just right.
  • Observe – Have the students observe the light from various angles and tell what they see.
  • Listen – You should listen to the teacher if you want to learn.
  • Play – Mary is very good at playing the piano.
  • Sing – Which songs do you sing the best?
  • Say – Do well is better than say well.
  • Draw – If you draw or write in pencil you can always rub out your mistakes with an eraser.
  • Count – The child can count from one to a hundred.
  • Calculate – You’ll have to calculate the average…

Housework and Repair Verbs

  • Fold – Will you help me fold up the clothes?
  • Iron – I can’t be bothered to iron my clothes.
  • Hang – He is hammering a tack into the wall to hang a picture.
  • Dry – Tom dried his face with a towel.
  • Make (the bed) – My mother always airs the sheets before she makes the beds.
  • Change (the sheets) – We should change the sheets once a week.
  • Vacuum – Tom was vacuuming the rug while Mary was mopping the kitchen floor.
  • Take out (the rubbish/ garbage) – It’s your turn to take out the rubbish/ garbage.
  • Wipe off (the table) – Would you wipe off the table for me?
  • Scrub – She scrubbed the kitchen floor with a brush.
  • Repair – I got my son to repair our TV.
  • Tighten – Can you tighten up the bolts for me?
  • Nail – Will you nail down that loose board in the floor?…

Restaurant Verbs

  • Give – The waiter gives me the menu.
  • Drink – Can I have something to drink?
  • Serve – They serve good nosh in the cafeteria.
  • Pay – Can I pay by installment payment?
  • Eat – You can’t eat your cake and have it.
  • Cook – The pizza will then take about twenty minutes to cook.
  • Hold – Hold the knife at an angle.
  • Light – Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
  • Order – What do you suggest I order?
  • Spread – He spread some strawberry jam on his toast.
  • Lift – He couldn’t lift the table and no more could I.
  • Write – Write it down on a piece of paper.
  • Slice – It’s best to slice into a rich cake from the middle.
  • Stack – They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.
  • Set (the table) – He is setting the table…

Sport and Exercise Actions

  • Walk – Don’t try to walk before you can crawl.
  • Run – Do not run too fast after gain.
  • Stretch – Breathe in through your nose as you stretch up.
  • Jump – Can you jump over the river?
  • Bounce – Bounce the ball and try and hit it over the net.
  • Serve – Serving is arguably the most important aspect of the game, as it is the one shot which has to be in every single rally.
  • Lie down – For this exercise, it is best to lie down, or sit with both feet on the floor.
  • Sit – Sit on the floor, stretching your legs out in front of you.
  • Bend – Lie flat and let your knees bend.
  • Kneel – Do not run, stand, kneel or spin in the slide.
  • Ride – Life is a horse, and either you ride it or it rides you.
  • Kick – The kids love to kick a ball against my wall.
  • Hop – I tried to hop on my good foot while holding onto Jim…

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