Intransitive Verbs Starting with C
Cabal (v. i.) To unite in a small party to promote private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to plot.
Cabalize (v. i.) To use cabalistic language.
Cabbage (v. i.) To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.
Cabbage (v. i.) To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
Cabin (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.
Cabinet (v. i.) To inclose
Cack (v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
Cackle (v. i.) To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
Cackle (v. i.) To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.
Cackle (v. i.) To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.
Cacuminate (v. i.) To make sharp or pointed.
Cage (v. i.) To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.
Cajole (v. i.) To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.
Cake (v. i.) To form into a cake, or mass.
Cake (v. i.) To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.
Cake (v. i.) To cackle as a goose.
Calamistrate (v. i.) To curl or friz, as the hair.
Calcify (v. i.) To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of teeth.
Calcinate (v. i.) To calcine.
Calcine (v. i.) To reduce to a powder, or to a friable state, by the action of heat; to expel volatile matter from by means of heat, as carbonic acid from limestone, and thus (usually) to produce disintegration; as to, calcine bones.
Calcine (v. i.) To oxidize, as a metal by the action of heat; to reduce to a metallic calx.
Calcine (v. i.) To be converted into a powder or friable substance, or into a calx, by the action of heat.
Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
Calculate (v. i.) To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
Calculate (v. i.) To plan; to expect; to think.
Calculate (v. i.) To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.
Calcule (v. i.) To calculate
Calefy (v. i.) To make warm or hot.
Calefy (v. i.) To grow hot or warm.
Calenture (v. i.) To see as in the delirium of one affected with calenture.
Calibrate (v. i.) To ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also, more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the various standards or graduated instruments.
Calk (v. i.) To furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox.
Calk (v. i.) To wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet.
Call (v. i.) To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
Call (v. i.) To make a demand, requirement, or request.
Call (v. i.) To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
Callet (v. i.) To rail or scold.
Calumniate (v. i.) To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.
Calve (v. i.) To bring forth a calf.
Calve (v. i.) To bring forth young; to produce offspring.
Calver (v. i.) To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon.
Calver (v. i.) To crimp; as, calvered salmon.
Calver (v. i.) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered; as, grayling's flesh will calver.
Camber (v. i.) To curve upward.
Camerate (v. i.) To build in the form of a vault; to arch over.
Camerate (v. i.) To divide into chambers.
Camp (v. i.) To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.
Campaign (v. i.) To serve in a campaign.
Canary (v. i.) To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.
Cancel (v. i.) To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.
Cancel (v. i.) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.
Cancel (v. i.) To cross and deface, as the
Cancel (v. i.) To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
Cancel (v. i.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.
Cancel (v. i.) An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.
Cancel (v. i.) The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.
Cancel (v. i.) The part thus suppressed.
Cancelier (v. i.) To turn in flight; -- said of a hawk.
Cancerate (v. i.) To grow into a canser; to become cancerous.
Candy (v. i.) To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.
Candy (v. i.) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.
Canker (v. i.) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
Canker (v. i.) To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
Cannonade (v. i.) To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.
Canoe (v. i.) To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
Cant (v. i.) To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
Cant (v. i.) To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
Cant (v. i.) To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
Canter (v. i.) To move in a canter.
Cantile (v. i.) Same as Cantle, v. t.
Cantillate (v. i.) To chant; to recite with musical tones.
Canton (v. i.) To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
Canton (v. i.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
Cantonize (v. i.) To divide into cantons or small districts.
Canvass (v. i.) To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; -- commonly followed by for.
Cap (v. i.) To uncover the head respectfully.
Cape (v. i.) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
Cape (v. i.) To gape.
Caper (v. i.) To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
Caprice (v. i.) An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion.
Caprice (v. i.) See Capriccio.
Capriole (v. i.) A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap.
Capriole (v. i.) A leap or caper, as in dancing.
Capriole (v. i.) To perform a capriole.
Caracole (v. i.) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.
Card (v. i.) To play at cards; to game.
Careen (v. i.) To inc
Career (v. i.) To move or run rapidly.
Cark (v. i.) To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubles in mind; to worry or grieve.
Carnify (v. i.) To form flesh; to become like flesh.
Carol (v. i.) To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.
Carom (v. i.) To make a carom.
Carouse (v. i.) To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.
Carp (v. i.) To talk; to speak; to prattle.
Carp (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
Carry (v. i.) To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
Carry (v. i.) To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
Carry (v. i.) To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
Carry (v. i.) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
Cart (v. i.) To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.
Carve (v. i.) To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
Carve (v. i.) To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
Cascade (v. i.) To fall in a cascade.
Cascade (v. i.) To vomit.
Case (v. i.) To propose hypothetical cases.
Cast (v. i.) To throw, as a
Cast (v. i.) To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.
Cast (v. i.) To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons.
Cast (v. i.) To calculate; to compute.
Cast (v. i.) To receive form or shape in a mold.
Cast (v. i.) To warp; to become twisted out of shape.
Cast (v. i.) To vomit.
Castle (v. i.) To move the castle to the square next to king, and then the king around the castle to the square next beyond it, for the purpose of covering the king.
Casuist (v. i.) To play the casuist.
Catch (v. i.) To attain possession.
Catch (v. i.) To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.
Catch (v. i.) To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.
Catch (v. i.) To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.
Caterwaul (v. i.) To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive noise.
Caucus (v. i.) To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses.
Cauponize (v. i.) To sell wine or victuals.
Cause (v. i.) To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
Cave (v. i.) To dwell in a cave.
Cave (v. i.) To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence (Slang), to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.
Cavil (v. i.) To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.
Cavort (v. i.) To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.
Caw (v. i.) To cry like a crow, rook, or raven.
Cease (v. i.) To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.
Cease (v. i.) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
Cement (v. i.) To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.
Cense (v. i.) To burn or scatter incense.
Censure (v. i.) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
Censure (v. i.) To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
Censure (v. i.) To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
Censure (v. i.) To judge.
Center (v. i.) Alt. of Centre
Centre (v. i.) To be placed in a center; to be central.
Centre (v. i.) To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
Cerebrate (v. i.) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.
Cess (v. i.) To cease; to neglect.
Cesser (v. i.) a neglect of a tenant to perform services, or make payment, for two years.
Cessor (v. i.) One who neglects, for two years, to perform the service by which he holds lands, so that he incurs the danger of the writ of cessavit. See Cessavit.
Chak (v. i.) To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
Chafe (v. i.) To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
Chafe (v. i.) To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
Chafe (v. i.) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Chaff (v. i.) To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
Chagrin (v. i.) To be vexed or annoyed.
Challenge (v. i.) To assert a right; to claim a place.
Chamber (v. i.) To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
Chamber (v. i.) To be lascivious.
Champ (v. i.) To bite or chew impatiently.
Chance (v. i.) To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
Change (v. i.) To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
Change (v. i.) To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.
Chant (v. i.) To make melody with the voice; to sing.
Chant (v. i.) To sing, as in reciting a chant.
Chap (v. i.) To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
Chap (v. i.) To strike; to knock; to rap.
Chap (v. i.) To bargain; to buy.
Char (v. i.) Alt. of Chare
Chare (v. i.) To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs.
Charge (v. i.) To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
Charge (v. i.) To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
Charge (v. i.) To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
Charge (v. i.) To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
Charm (v. i.) To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.
Charm (v. i.) To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating.
Charm (v. i.) To make a musical sound.
Chase (v. i.) To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
Chasse (v. i.) To make the movement called chasse; as, all chasse; chasse to the right or left.
Chat (v. i.) To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without form or ceremony; to gossip.
Chatter (v. i.) To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.
Chatter (v. i.) To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate.
Chatter (v. i.) To make a noise by rapid collisions.
Cheap (v. i.) To buy; to bargain.
Cheat (v. i.) To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.
Check (v. i.) To make a stop; to pause; -- with at.
Check (v. i.) To clash or interfere.
Check (v. i.) To act as a curb or restraint.
Check (v. i.) To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.
Check (v. i.) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.
Cheep (v. i.) To chirp, as a young bird.
Cheer (v. i.) To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up.
Cheer (v. i.) To be in any state or temper of mind.
Cheer (v. i.) To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
Cherup (v. i.) To make a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to chirp. See Chirrup.
Chest (v. i.) To deposit in a chest; to hoard.
Chest (v. i.) To place in a coffin.
Cheve (v. i.) To come to an issue; to turn out; to succeed; as, to cheve well in a enterprise.
Cheveril (v. i.) Soft leather made of kid skin. Fig.: Used as a symbol of flexibility.
Cheverliize (v. i.) To make as pliable as kid leather.
Chew (v. i.) To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate.
Chick (v. i.) To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate.
Chide (v. i.) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
Chide (v. i.) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
Chieve (v. i.) See Cheve, v. i.
Child (v. i.) To give birth; to produce young.
Childing (v. i.) Bearing Children; (Fig.) productive; fruitful.
Chill (v. i.) To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.
Chimb (v. i.) Chime.
Chime (v. i.) To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
Chime (v. i.) To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
Chink (v. i.) To crack; to open.
Chink (v. i.) To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies.
Chip (v. i.) To break or fly off in small pieces.
Chipper (v. i.) To chirp or chirrup.
Chirk (v. i.) To shriek; to gnash; to utter harsh or shrill cries.
Chirk (v. i.) To chirp like a bird.
Chirk (v. i.) Lively; cheerful; in good spirits.
Chirm (v. i.) To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird.
Chirp (v. i.) To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or crickets.
Chirre (v. i.) To coo, as a pigeon.
Chirrup (v. i.) To chirp.
Chit (v. i.) To shoot out; to sprout.
Chitter (v. i.) To chirp in a tremulous manner, as a bird.
Chitter (v. i.) To shiver or chatter with cold.
Chock (v. i.) To fill up, as a cavity.
Choke (v. i.) To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
Choke (v. i.) To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
Chomp (v. i.) To chew loudly and greedily; to champ.
Choose (v. i.) To make a selection; to decide.
Choose (v. i.) To do otherwise.
Chop (v. i.) To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
Chop (v. i.) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
Chop (v. i.) To interrupt; -- with in or out.
Chop (v. i.) To barter or truck.
Chop (v. i.) To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
Chop (v. i.) To purchase by way of truck.
Chop (v. i.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
Chop (v. i.) To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
Chord (v. i.) To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.
Chore (v. i.) To do chores.
Chorus (v. i.) To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.
Christianize (v. i.) To adopt the character or belief of a Christian; to become Christian.
Chuck (v. i.) To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
Chuck (v. i.) To chuckle; to laugh.
Chuckle (v. i.) To laugh in a suppressed or broken manner, as expressing inward satisfaction, exultation, or derision.
Chum (v. i.) To occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college.
Churn (v. i.) To perform the operation of churning.
Cicatrize (v. i.) To heal; to have a new skin.
Cipher (v. i.) To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.
Circle (v. i.) To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.
Circuit (v. i.) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
Circulate (v. i.) To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body.
Circulate (v. i.) To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates.
Circumgyre (v. i.) To circumgyrate.
Circumnutate (v. i.) To pass through the stages of circumnutation.
Circumvolve (v. i.) To roll round; to revolve.
Cizar (v. i.) To clip with scissors.
Clabber (v. i.) To become clabber; to lopper.
Claim (v. i.) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
Clam (v. i.) To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.
Clamber (v. i.) To climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively.
Clamor (v. i.) To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to complain; to make importunate demands.
Clamp (v. i.) To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.
Clang (v. i.) To give out a clang; to resound.
Clank (v. i.) To sound with a clank.
Clap (v. i.) To knock, as at a door.
Clap (v. i.) To strike the hands together in applause.
Clap (v. i.) To come together suddenly with noise.
Clap (v. i.) To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
Clap (v. i.) To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
Clarify (v. i.) To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
Clarify (v. i.) To grow clear or bright; to clear up.
Clarigate (v. i.) To declare war with certain ceremonies.
Clary (v. i.) To make a loud or shrill noise.
Clash (v. i.) To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.
Clash (v. i.) To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere.
Class (v. i.) To grouped or classed.
Clatter (v. i.) To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.
Clatter (v. i.) To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.
Claw (v. i.) To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.
Clear (v. i.) To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
Clear (v. i.) To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
Clear (v. i.) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
Clear (v. i.) To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
Cleave (v. i.) To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.
Clepe (v. i.) To make appeal; to cry out.
Click (v. i.) To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
Climate (v. i.) One of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day.
Climate (v. i.) The condition of a place in relation to various phenomena of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc., especially as they affect animal or vegetable life.
Climate (v. i.) To dwell.
Climax (v. i.) Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.
Climax (v. i.) A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.
Climax (v. i.) The highest point; the greatest degree.
Climb (v. i.) To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.
Climb (v. i.) To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.
Climb (v. i.) To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.
Climber (v. i.) To climb; to mount with effort; to clamber.
Clinch (v. i.) To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.
Cling (v. i.) To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; -- usually followed by to or together.
Clinical (v. i.) Alt. of Clinic
Clinic (v. i.) Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
Clinic (v. i.) Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.
Clink (v. i.) To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.
Clink (v. i.) To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound.
Clink (v. i.) To rhyme. [Humorous].
Clip (v. i.) To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.
Clique (v. i.) A narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense.
Clique (v. i.) To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together.
Clog (v. i.) To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter.
Clog (v. i.) To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass.
Close (v. i.) To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
Close (v. i.) To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
Close (v. i.) To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
Clot (v. i.) To concrete, coagulate, or thicken, as soft or fluid matter by evaporation; to become a cot or clod.
Clothe (v. i.) To wear clothes.
Clotter (v. i.) To concrete into lumps; to clot.
Cloud (v. i.) To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; -- often used with up.
Clown (v. i.) To act as a clown; -- with it.
Club (v. i.) To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite.
Club (v. i.) To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution.
Club (v. i.) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
Cluck (v. i.) To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen.
Clump (v. i.) To tread clumsily; to clamp.
Clung (v. i.) Wasted away; shrunken.
Cluster (v. i.) To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.
Clutch (v. i.) To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at.
Clutter (v. i.) To make a confused noise; to bustle.
Coach (v. i.) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with
Coact (v. i.) To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
Coadventure (v. i.) To share in a venture.
Coagulate (v. i.) To undergo coagulation.
Coal (v. i.) To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
Coalite (v. i.) To unite or coalesce.
Cock (v. i.) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.
Cock (v. i.) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.
Coexist (v. i.) To exist at the same time; -- sometimes followed by with.
Cog (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.
Cogitate (v. i.) To engage in continuous thought; to think.
Coil (v. i.) To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.
Coin (v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.
Coinhere (v. i.) To inhere or exist together, as in one substance.
Cold (v. i.) To become cold.
Collapse (v. i.) To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.
Collapse (v. i.) To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.
Collate (v. i.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.
Collation (v. i.) To partake of a collation.
Collect (v. i.) To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
Collect (v. i.) To infer; to conclude.
Collide (v. i.) To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided.
Collogue (v. i.) To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief.
Collude (v. i.) To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert.
Colonize (v. i.) To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.
Color (v. i.) To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
Colt (v. i.) To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
Combat (v. i.) To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.
Combine (v. i.) To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
Combine (v. i.) To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
Combine (v. i.) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
Command (v. i.) To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
Command (v. i.) To have a view, as from a superior position.
Commence (v. i.) To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.
Commence (v. i.) To begin to be, or to act as.
Commence (v. i.) To take a degree at a university.
Comment (v. i.) To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.
Commentary (v. i.) A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work.
Commentary (v. i.) A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.
Commerce (v. i.) To carry on trade; to traffic.
Commerce (v. i.) To hold intercourse; to commune.
Commigrate (v. i.) To migrate together.
Commit (v. i.) To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
Common (v. i.) To converse together; to discourse; to confer.
Common (v. i.) To participate.
Common (v. i.) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
Common (v. i.) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
Commonplace (v. i.) To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.
Commune (v. i.) To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
Commune (v. i.) To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or Lord's supper.
Communicate (v. i.) To share in common; to participate in.
Communicate (v. i.) To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank.
Communicate (v. i.) To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one.
Communicate (v. i.) To administer the communion to.
Communicate (v. i.) To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.
Communicate (v. i.) To give alms, sympathy, or aid.
Communicate (v. i.) To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery.
Communicate (v. i.) To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.
Commute (v. i.) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
Commute (v. i.) To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.
Company (v. i.) To associate.
Company (v. i.) To be a gay companion.
Company (v. i.) To have sexual commerce.
Compare (v. i.) To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.
Compare (v. i.) To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
Compear (v. i.) To appear.
Compear (v. i.) To appear in court personally or by attorney.
Compeer (v. i.) Alt. of Compeir
Compeir (v. i.) See Compear.
Compel (v. i.) To make one yield or submit.
Compensate (v. i.) To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
Compete (v. i.) To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another.
Complain (v. i.) To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; -- commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
Complain (v. i.) To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.
Compliment (v. i.) To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
Comply (v. i.) To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with.
Comply (v. i.) To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
Comply (v. i.) To fulfill; to accomplish.
Comply (v. i.) To infold; to embrace.
Comport (v. i.) To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury.
Comport (v. i.) To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.
Compose (v. i.) To come to terms.
Compound (v. i.) To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.
Comprobate (v. i.) To agree; to concur.
Compromise (v. i.) To agree; to accord.
Compromise (v. i.) To make concession for conciliation and peace.
Concede (v. i.) To yield or make concession.
Conceit (v. i.) To form an idea; to think.
Conceive (v. i.) To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
Conceive (v. i.) To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.
Concenter (v. i.) Alt. of Concentre
Concentre (v. i.) To come to one point; to meet in, or converge toward, a common center; to have a common center.
Concentrate (v. i.) To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
Concern (v. i.) To be of importance.
Concert (v. i.) To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
Concionate (v. i.) To preach.
Conclude (v. i.) To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
Conclude (v. i.) To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
Concord (v. i.) To agree; to act together.
Concrete (v. i.) To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
Concur (v. i.) To run together; to meet.
Concur (v. i.) To meet in the same point; to combine or conjoin; to contribute or help toward a common object or effect.
Concur (v. i.) To unite or agree (in action or opinion); to join; to act jointly; to agree; to coincide; to correspond.
Concur (v. i.) To assent; to consent.
Condense (v. i.) To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
Condense (v. i.) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.
Condense (v. i.) To undergo polymerization.
Condescend (v. i.) To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior.
Condescend (v. i.) To consent.
Condition (v. i.) To make terms; to stipulate.
Condition (v. i.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
Condog (v. i.) To concur; to agree.
Condole (v. i.) To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with.
Conduct (v. i.) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
Conduct (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave.
Confabulate (v. i.) To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.
Confeder (v. i.) To confederate.
Confederate (v. i.) To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.
Confer (v. i.) To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.
Confess (v. i.) To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.
Confess (v. i.) To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.
Confide (v. i.) To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.
Configurate (v. i.) To take form or position, as the parts of a complex structure; to agree with a pattern.
Confine (v. i.) To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with.
Conflict (v. i.) To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
Conflict (v. i.) To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
Conflict (v. i.) To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
Conform (v. i.) To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with.
Conform (v. i.) To comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist.
Congeal (v. i.) To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled.
Conglobe (v. i.) To collect, unite, or coalesce in a round mass.
Conglobulate (v. i.) To gather into a small round mass.
Conglutinate (v. i.) To unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.
Congratulate (v. i.) To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country.
Congree (v. i.) To agree.
Congregate (v. i.) To come together; to assemble; to meet.
Congrue (v. i.) To agree; to be suitable.
Conjecture (v. i.) To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.
Conjoin (v. i.) To unite; to join; to league.
Conjugate (v. i.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.
Conjure (v. i.) To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.
Conjure (v. i.) To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.
Connect (v. i.) To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one
Connive (v. i.) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
Connive (v. i.) To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by at.
Conquer (v. i.) To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.
Consensual (v. i.) Existing, or made, by the mutual consent of two or more parties.
Consensual (v. i.) Excited or caused by sensation, sympathy, or reflex action, and not by conscious volition; as, consensual motions.
Consent (v. i.) To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
Consent (v. i.) To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
Consider (v. i.) To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.
Consider (v. i.) To hesitate.
Consign (v. i.) To submit; to surrender or yield one's self.
Consign (v. i.) To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce.
Consist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.
Consist (v. i.) To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
Consist (v. i.) To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
Consist (v. i.) To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
Consist (v. i.) To insist; -- followed by on.
Consociate (v. i.) To be allied, confederated, or associated; to coalescence.
Consociate (v. i.) To form an ecclesiastical consociation.
Consolidate (v. i.) To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying.
Consort (v. i.) To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.
Conspire (v. i.) To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together.
Conspire (v. i.) To concur to one end; to agree.
Consubstantiate (v. i.) To profess or belive the doctrine of consubstantion.
Consult (v. i.) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
Consume (v. i.) To waste away slowly.
Contain (v. i.) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
Contemplate (v. i.) To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.
Contend (v. i.) To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
Contend (v. i.) To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
Contend (v. i.) To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
Contest (v. i.) To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
Continue (v. i.) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
Continue (v. i.) To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
Continue (v. i.) To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance.
Contract (v. i.) To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.
Contract (v. i.) To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
Contradict (v. i.) To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.
Contrast (v. i.) To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
Contribute (v. i.) To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a share in any act or effect.
Contribute (v. i.) To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.
Contrive (v. i.) To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
Convalesce (v. i.) To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.
Convene (v. i.) To come together; to meet; to unite.
Convene (v. i.) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
Convenient (v. i.) Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
Convenient (v. i.) Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools.
Convenient (v. i.) Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season.
Convenient (v. i.) Near at hand; easy of access.
Convent (v. i.) A coming together; a meeting.
Convent (v. i.) An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
Convent (v. i.) A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
Convent (v. i.) To meet together; to concur.
Convent (v. i.) To be convenient; to serve.
Convention (v. i.) The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
Convention (v. i.) General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
Convention (v. i.) A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
Convention (v. i.) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.
Convention (v. i.) An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.
Conventionalize (v. i.) To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t., 2.
Converge (v. i.) To tend to one point; to inc
Converse (v. i.) To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.
Converse (v. i.) To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing.
Converse (v. i.) To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things.
Convert (v. i.) To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
Convey (v. i.) To play the thief; to steal.
Conviciate (v. i.) To utter reproaches; to raise a clamor; to rail.
Convive (v. i.) To feast together; to be convivial.
Coo (v. i.) To make a low repeated cry or sound, like the characteristic note of pigeons or doves.
Coo (v. i.) To show affection; to act in a loving way. See under Bill, v. i.
Cook (v. i.) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
Cook (v. i.) To prepare food for the table.
Cool (v. i.) To become less hot; to lose heat.
Cool (v. i.) To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.
Cooperate (v. i.) To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.
Cope (v. i.) To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
Cope (v. i.) To exchange or barter.
Cope (v. i.) To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
Cope (v. i.) To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with.
Copeman (v. i.) A chapman; a dealer; a merchant.
Copulate (v. i.) To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation.
Copy (v. i.) To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
Copy (v. i.) To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.
Coquet (v. i.) To trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play (with); as, we have coquetted with political crime.
Cordialize (v. i.) To grow cordial; to feel or express cordiality.
Corporate (v. i.) To become incorporated.
Correlate (v. i.) To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.
Correspond (v. i.) To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.
Correspond (v. i.) To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to.
Correspond (v. i.) To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with.
Corrode (v. i.) To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
Corrupt (v. i.) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
Corrupt (v. i.) To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.
Coruscate (v. i.) To glitter in flashes; to flash.
Costean (v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.
Cotton (v. i.) To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
Cotton (v. i.) To go on prosperously; to succeed.
Cotton (v. i.) To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
Cotton (v. i.) To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
Couch (v. i.) To lie down or rec
Couch (v. i.) To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
Couch (v. i.) To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
Cough (v. i.) To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner.
Cough (v. i.) A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.
Cough (v. i.) The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.
Count (v. i.) To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing.
Count (v. i.) To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
Count (v. i.) To take account or note; -- with
Count (v. i.) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
Counter (v. i.) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
Counterfeit (v. i.) To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
Counterfeit (v. i.) To make counterfeits.
Countermarch (v. i.) To march back, or to march in reversed order.
Countermine (v. i.) To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
Couple (v. i.) To come together as male and female; to copulate.
Courb (v. i.) To bend; to stop; to bow.
Course (v. i.) To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
Course (v. i.) To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
Court (v. i.) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
Courtesy (v. i.) To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes.
Covenant (v. i.) To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.
Cover (v. i.) To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
Covet (v. i.) To have or indulge inordinate desire.
Covey (v. i.) To brood; to incubate.
Cower (v. i.) To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.
Coy (v. i.) To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity.
Coy (v. i.) To make difficulty; to be unwilling.
Cozen (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
Crab (v. i.) To drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel.
Crabsidle (v. i.) To move sidewise, as a crab. [Jocular].
Crack (v. i.) To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
Crack (v. i.) To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
Crack (v. i.) To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
Crack (v. i.) To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.
Crackle (v. i.) To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.
Cradle (v. i.) To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.
Cram (v. i.) To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
Cram (v. i.) To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.
Crane (v. i.) to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
Crankle (v. i.) To bend, turn, or wind.
Cranny (v. i.) To crack into, or become full of, crannies.
Cranny (v. i.) To haunt, or enter by, crannies.
Crash (v. i.) To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise.
Crash (v. i.) To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof.
Crave (v. i.) To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
Crawl (v. i.) To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
Crawl (v. i.) to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
Crawl (v. i.) To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
Crawl (v. i.) To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.
Craze (v. i.) To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
Craze (v. i.) To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
Creaght (v. i.) To graze.
Creak (v. i.) To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak.
Cream (v. i.) To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
Creep (v. i.) To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.
Crest (v. i.) To form a crest.
Crib (v. i.) To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
Crib (v. i.) To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.
Crib (v. i.) To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
Cricket (v. i.) To play at cricket.
Crinkle (v. i.) To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.
Crisp (v. i.) To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.
Critic (v. i.) To criticise; to play the critic.
Criticise (v. i.) To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.
Criticise (v. i.) To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.
Croak (v. i.) To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
Croak (v. i.) To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
Crock (v. i.) To give off crock or smut.
Croodle (v. i.) To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw.
Croodle (v. i.) To fawn or coax.
Croodle (v. i.) To coo.
Crook (v. i.) To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature.
Croon (v. i.) To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain.
Croon (v. i.) To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.
Crop (v. i.) To yield harvest.
Cross (v. i.) To lie or be athwart.
Cross (v. i.) To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool.
Cross (v. i.) To be inconsistent.
Cross (v. i.) To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
Crossflow (v. i.) To flow across, or in a contrary direction.
Crotchet (v. i.) To play music in measured time.
Crouch (v. i.) To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.
Crouch (v. i.) To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
Crow (v. i.) To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance.
Crow (v. i.) To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
Crow (v. i.) To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
Crow (v. i.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw.
Crow (v. i.) A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
Crow (v. i.) The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1.
Crow (v. i.) The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
Crowd (v. i.) To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
Crowd (v. i.) To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
Cruddle (v. i.) To curdle.
Crudle (v. i.) See Cruddle.
Cruise (v. i.) To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the potection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure.
Cruise (v. i.) To wander hither and thither on land.
Crumble (v. i.) To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.
Crumple (v. i.) To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves crumple.
Crunch (v. i.) To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
Crunch (v. i.) To grind or press with violence and noise.
Crunch (v. i.) To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
Crunk (v. i.) Alt. of Crunkle
Crunkle (v. i.) To cry like a crane.
Crusade (v. i.) To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.
Crush (v. i.) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
Crust (v. i.) To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
Cry (v. i.) To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
Cry (v. i.) To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
Cry (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
Cry (v. i.) A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
Cry (v. i.) Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
Cry (v. i.) Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
Cry (v. i.) Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
Cry (v. i.) Importunate supplication.
Cry (v. i.) Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
Cry (v. i.) Common report; fame.
Cry (v. i.) A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
Cry (v. i.) A pack of hounds.
Cry (v. i.) A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
Cry (v. i.) The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
Crystallize (v. i.) To be converted into a crystal; to take on a crystal
Cuddle (v. i.) To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.
Cuff (v. i.) To fight; to scuffle; to box.
Culminate (v. i.) To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
Culminate (v. i.) To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
Curb (v. i.) To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
Curd (v. i.) To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey
Curdle (v. i.) To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle.
Curdle (v. i.) To thicken; to congeal.
Cure (v. i.) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
Cure (v. i.) To restore health; to effect a cure.
Cure (v. i.) To become healed.
Curl (v. i.) To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground.
Curl (v. i.) To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving out
Curl (v. i.) To play at the game called curling.
Curr (v. i.) To coo.
Curse (v. i.) To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
Curve (v. i.) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.
Custom (v. i.) To have a custom.
Cut (v. i.) To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
Cut (v. i.) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
Cut (v. i.) To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.
Cut (v. i.) To make a stroke with a whip.
Cut (v. i.) To interfere, as a horse.
Cut (v. i.) To move or make off quickly.
Cut (v. i.) To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt.
Cycle (v. i.) To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles.
Cycle (v. i.) To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".