Words Used as Verbs :
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The bedding should be aired every day.
The ruffians were armed with swords.
Who is backing (=supporting) her?
He bagged two hares in today's hunt. (Colloquial)
He bared his head as the Queen went by.
He battled bravely against death.
They bearded the lion in his den.
Who will bell the cat? (Only in this one expression)
Three men board in this house.
This luggage is booked for Dhaka.
She braved all the dangers of the sea.
I generally breakfast at ten o'clock.
The swimmer breasted the stormy waves.
The recent treaty has bridged the gulf between the two nations.
Button up your coat.
The Headmaster caned the boy.
Tell the servant to cart the rubbish away.
He was cornered by the very man he wished to avoid.
At this stage a fresh difficulty cropped up.
His efforts were crowned with success.
Misfortune dogged her steps.
All the workers downed tools.
Dry the clothes in this dry wind.
They eyed her with suspicion.
Face death bravely.
People flocked about the great saint.
We were flooded with letters of congratulations.
He lent me some money so that I could foot the bill.
They gloried in the fall of their enemies.
He heads the list of successful candidates.
Our school is housed in a fine building.
God humbles the proud.
He idled away his time.
The laundress irons the clothes with a hot iron.
A careless rider can easily lame a horse.
This road is not level. They will level it shortly.
The ship was manned by an experienced crew.
Milk the cow.
She pocketed the insult. He pocketed the money.
We must try to right these wrongs.
He tried to right the situation.
Saddle the horse.
He was saddled with new responsibilities.
He was carefully schooled in the part he was to play.
Jute is being shipped to England.
She shouldered the responsibilities of married life.
He shouldered his way through the crowd.
God showers His blessings on the rich and the poor alike.
You must silence these boys, if you desire silence.
He was singled out by the Headmaster for special mention.
Smooth words can smooth his angry looks.
Sour thoughts sour the mind.
A spy came to spy out the land.
The military police are stationed in the town.
The train steamed off.
They stoned him to death.
The raiders stormed the fort.
Tears streamed down her cheeks.
Age thins nearly everybody's hair.
Some people thirst for worldly riches.
Thread the needle.
The waves thundered on the shore.
We tided over the difficulty.
The Calcutta Mail is timed to arrive at eleven.
He trades in hides and skins.
He has been well tutored in Spanish.
If you do not water these plants they will die.
The ship has weathered the storm.
Wet your face with a wet towel.
God willed that man should be happy.
Animals can winter in the open, if the winter is mild.
The resolution was carefully worded.
It is wrong to wrong anyone.
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- The English Verb
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- Principal Parts of A Verb
- Non-finite Form of The Verb
- The Intensive Forms of English Verbs
- Verbal Idioms
- Confusing Verbs
- Agreement of The Verb with The Subject
- Sentences with Agreement of The Verb with The Subject
- Two Auxiliaries with One Principal Verb
- One Auxiliary with Two Principal Verbs
- Words Used as Verbs
- Intransitive Verb of Complete Predication
- Intransitive Verb of Incomplete Predication
- Defective Verbs
- Strong Verbs
- Tests of A Strong Verb
- Wholly Strong Strong Verbs
- Partly Strong Strong Verbs
- List of Strong Verbs
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- List of Weak Verbs
- Mixed Verbs
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