45+ Common Verbs of Body Movement in English

Learn useful English Verbs of Body Movement through pictures and examples…

English 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

She 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.

Squat

For this exercise you need to get into a squat.

Throw

They throw rubbish into rivers , too.

Tiptoe

They walked across the room on tiptoe so as not to waken the baby.

Walk

After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.

Hit

The robbers hit him over the head with a baseball bat.

Catch

Stephen leapt up and caught the ball in one hand.

Kick

Billy was kicking a ball around the yard.

Kiss

He kissed her gently and stroked her hair.

Clap

You cannot clap with one hand.

Laugh

Maria looked at him and laughed.

Dance

Come on, let’s dance.

Break

I had to break a window to get into the house.

Stand

She stood in the doorway.

Jog

I got up early the next morning to jog.

March

We marched 50 km across the foothills.

Wave

Enid waved at us and we waved back.

Talk

I don’t want to talk about it anymore.

Open

He opened the drawer of the desk.

Cartwheel

He cartwheeled across the room.

Put down

He put the gift down on the table.

Stretch

He stretched and yawned lazily.

Drop

She dropped the tissue.

Point

He stood up and pointed his finger at me.

Slip

He slipped on the ice.

Trip

He tripped and fell.

Look

Don’t look now, but there’s someone staring at you!

Cry

That film always makes me cry.

Lie down

I’d like to lie down for a while.

Pour

Pour the oil into a frying pan and heat.

Crawl

I don’t like people who crawl.

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3 responses on "45+ Common Verbs of Body Movement in English"

  1. This is very nice information, action with pictures. It stores words and it’s meaning deep into brain.

  2. It is usefull one

  3. They could have had similar schooling or lack thereof.

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