Intransitive Verbs Starting with F
Fable (v. i.) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
Fabulize (v. i.) To invent, compose, or relate fables or fictions.
Face (v. i.) To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
Face (v. i.) To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
Face (v. i.) To present a face or front.
Faddle (v. i.) To trifle; to toy.
Faffle (v. i.) To stammer.
Fag (v. i.) To become weary; to tire.
Fag (v. i.) To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge.
Fag (v. i.) To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools.
Fail (v. i.) To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail.
Fail (v. i.) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.
Fail (v. i.) To fall away; to become diminished; to dec
Fail (v. i.) To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.
Fail (v. i.) To perish; to die; -- used of a person.
Fail (v. i.) To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation.
Fail (v. i.) To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated.
Fail (v. i.) To err in judgment; to be mistaken.
Fail (v. i.) To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.
Fail (v. i.) Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail.
Fail (v. i.) Death; decease.
Faint (v. i.) To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.
Falsify (v. i.) To tell lies; to violate the truth.
Falter (v. i.) Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
Famble (v. i.) To stammer.
Famish (v. i.) To die of hunger; to starve.
Famish (v. i.) To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.
Famish (v. i.) To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.
Famulate (v. i.) To serve.
Fancy (v. i.) To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
Fancy (v. i.) To love.
Farm (v. i.) To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.
Farrier (v. i.) To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier.
Fast (v. i.) To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
Fast (v. i.) To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.
Fast (v. i.) Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
Fast (v. i.) Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discip
Fast (v. i.) A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast.
Fasten (v. i.) To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
Fat (v. i.) To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
Fatten (v. i.) To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered.
Fault (v. i.) To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
Fawn (v. i.) To bring forth a fawn.
Fawn (v. i.) To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
Fay (v. i.) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.
Fear (v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
Feather (v. i.) To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; -- often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.
Feather (v. i.) To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or "feathers;" as, the cream feathers
Feather (v. i.) To turn to a horizontal plane; -- said of oars.
Feather (v. i.) To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.
Febricitate (v. i.) To have a fever.
Feed (v. i.) To take food; to eat.
Feed (v. i.) To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
Feed (v. i.) To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
Feed (v. i.) To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
Feel (v. i.) To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
Feel (v. i.) To have the sensibilities moved or affected.
Feel (v. i.) To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.
Feel (v. i.) To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
Feel (v. i.) To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.
Feint (v. i.) To make a feint, or mock attack.
Fell (v. i.) To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
Fence (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
Fence (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
Fence (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
Fencing (v. i.) Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.
Fencing (v. i.) The materials used for building fences.
Fencing (v. i.) The act of building a fence.
Fencing (v. i.) The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.
Fend (v. i.) To act on the defensive, or in opposition; to resist; to parry; to shift off.
Fenerate (v. i.) To put money to usury; to lend on interest.
Ferment (v. i.) To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent oarticles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.
Ferment (v. i.) To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.
Ferry (v. i.) To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
fetch (v. i.) To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
Fettle (v. i.) To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.
Fib (v. i.) To speak falsely.
Fiddle (v. i.) To play on a fiddle.
Fiddle (v. i.) To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.
Fiddle-faddle (v. i.) To talk nonsense.
Fidget (v. i.) To move uneasily one way and the other; to move irregularly, or by fits and starts.
Field (v. i.) To take the field.
Field (v. i.) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
Fife (v. i.) To play on a fife.
Fight (v. i.) To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.
Fight (v. i.) To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
Fight (v. i.) A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
Fight (v. i.) A struggle or contest of any kind.
Fight (v. i.) Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
Fight (v. i.) A screen for the combatants in ships.
File (v. i.) To march in a file or
Filibuster (v. i.) To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
Filibuster (v. i.) To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices.
Fill (v. i.) To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.
Fill (v. i.) To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
Filter (v. i.) To pass through a filter; to percolate.
Financier (v. i.) To conduct financial operations.
Find (v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
Fine (v. i.) To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).
Fineer (v. i.) To run in dept by getting goods made up in a way unsuitable for the use of others, and then threatening not to take them except on credit.
Finesse (v. i.) To use artifice or stratagem.
Finesse (v. i.) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.
Finger (v. i.) To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
Finish (v. i.) To come to an end; to terminate.
Finish (v. i.) To end; to die.
Fire (v. i.) To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
Fire (v. i.) To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
Fire (v. i.) To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
Firk (v. i.) To fly out; to turn out; to go off.
Fish (v. i.) To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
Fish (v. i.) To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
Fisk (v. i.) To run about; to frisk; to whisk.
Fit (v. i.) To be proper or becoming.
Fit (v. i.) To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
Fix (v. i.) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
Fix (v. i.) To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
Fizz (v. i.) To make a hissing sound, as a burning fuse.
Fizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound.
Fizzle (v. i.) To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking.
Flacker (v. i.) To flutter, as a bird.
Flag (v. i.) To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
Flag (v. i.) To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
Flake (v. i.) To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.
Flange (v. i.) To be bent into a flange.
Flank (v. i.) To border; to touch.
Flank (v. i.) To be posted on the side.
Flap (v. i.) To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.
Flap (v. i.) To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.
Flare (v. i.) To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
Flare (v. i.) To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
Flare (v. i.) To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.
Flare (v. i.) To be exposed to too much light.
Flare (v. i.) To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.
Flash (v. i.) To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.
Flash (v. i.) To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
Flash (v. i.) To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
Flat (v. i.) To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
Flat (v. i.) To fall form the pitch.
Flatten (v. i.) To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.
Flatter (v. i.) To use flattery or insincere praise.
Flaunt (v. i.) To throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show.
Fledge (v. i.) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
Flee (v. i.) To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.
Fleet (v. i.) Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
Fleet (v. i.) Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
Fleet (v. i.) A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
Fleet (v. i.) A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.
Fleet (v. i.) A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up).
Fleet (v. i.) To take the cream from; to skim.
Flete (v. i.) To float; to swim.
Flicker (v. i.) To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
Flicker (v. i.) To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.
Flidge (v. i.) To become fledged; to fledge.
Flinch (v. i.) To withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one of the parties flinched from the combat.
Flinch (v. i.) To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
Fling (v. i.) To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.
Fling (v. i.) To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.
Fling (v. i.) To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
Flirt (v. i.) To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men.
Flirt (v. i.) To utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe.
Flisk (v. i.) To frisk; to skip; to caper.
Flit (v. i.) To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along.
Flit (v. i.) To flutter; to rove on the wing.
Flit (v. i.) To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate.
Flit (v. i.) To remove from one place or habitation to another.
Flit (v. i.) To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
Flite (v. i.) To scold; to quarrel.
Flitter (v. i.) To flutter.
Flitter (v. i.) A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.
Float (v. i.) Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the place of, something.
Float (v. i.) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
Float (v. i.) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
Float (v. i.) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait
Float (v. i.) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver.
Float (v. i.) A float board. See Float board (below).
Float (v. i.) A contrivance for affording a copious stream of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk, as an anvil or die.
Float (v. i.) The act of flowing; flux; flow.
Float (v. i.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
Float (v. i.) The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.
Float (v. i.) A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
Float (v. i.) A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.
Float (v. i.) A coal cart.
Float (v. i.) The sea; a wave. See Flote, n.
Flocculate (v. i.) To aggregate into small lumps.
Flock (v. i.) To gather in companies or crowds.
Flood (v. i.) A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
Flood (v. i.) The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
Flood (v. i.) A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
Flood (v. i.) Menstrual disharge; menses.
Flop (v. i.) To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
Flop (v. i.) To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.
Flounce (v. i.) To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure.
Flounder (v. i.) To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.
Flourish (v. i.) To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.
Flourish (v. i.) To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.
Flourish (v. i.) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.
Flourish (v. i.) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.
Flourish (v. i.) To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.
Flourish (v. i.) To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.
Flourish (v. i.) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.
Flout (v. i.) To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at.
Flow (v. i.) To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
Flow (v. i.) To become liquid; to melt.
Flow (v. i.) To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
Flow (v. i.) To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
Flow (v. i.) To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
Flow (v. i.) To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
Flow (v. i.) To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
Flow (v. i.) To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
Flower (v. i.) To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
Flower (v. i.) To come into the finest or fairest condition.
Flower (v. i.) To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
Flower (v. i.) To come off as flowers by sublimation.
Fluctuate (v. i.) To move as a wave; to roll hither and thither; to wave; to float backward and forward, as on waves; as, a fluctuating field of air.
Fluctuate (v. i.) To move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate.
Flunk (v. i.) To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear.
Flush (v. i.) To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.
Flush (v. i.) To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
Flush (v. i.) To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
Flush (v. i.) To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
Fluster (v. i.) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
Flute (v. i.) A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole.
Flute (v. i.) A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n.
Flute (v. i.) To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.
Fly (v. i.) To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.
Fly (v. i.) To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.
Fly (v. i.) To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.
Fly (v. i.) To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.
Fly (v. i.) To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.
Fly (v. i.) To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.
Fly (v. i.) Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
Fly (v. i.) Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.
Fly (v. i.) A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, -- used for fishing.
Fly (v. i.) A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant.
Fly (v. i.) A parasite.
Fly (v. i.) A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and usually drawn by one horse.
Fly (v. i.) The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the "union" to the extreme end.
Fly (v. i.) The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.
Fly (v. i.) That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.
Fly (v. i.) Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.
Fly (v. i.) A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).
Fly (v. i.) The piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.
Fly (v. i.) The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
Fly (v. i.) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.
Fly (v. i.) Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.
Fly (v. i.) A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.
Fly (v. i.) The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.
Fly (v. i.) One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.
Fly (v. i.) The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
Fly (v. i.) A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.
Fly-fish (v. i.) To angle, using flies for bait.
Flying (v. i.) Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
Fnese (v. i.) To breathe heavily; to snort.
Fog (v. i.) To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
Fog (v. i.) To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.
Foin (v. i.) To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge.
Fold (v. i.) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
Fold (v. i.) To confine sheep in a fold.
Follow (v. i.) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.
Fond (v. i.) To be fond; to dote.
Fool (v. i.) To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
Foot (v. i.) To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
Foot (v. i.) To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.
Forage (v. i.) To wander or rove in search of food; to collect food, esp. forage, for horses and cattle by feeding on or stripping the country; to ravage; to feed on spoil.
Forbear (v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
Forbear (v. i.) To refuse; to dec
Forbear (v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.
Forbid (v. i.) To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.
Force (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
Force (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
Force (v. i.) To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
Ford (v. i.) A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading.
Ford (v. i.) A stream; a current.
Fordo (v. i.) To destroy; to undo; to ruin.
Fordo (v. i.) To overcome with fatigue; to exhaust.
Fordwine (v. i.) To dwindle away; to disappear.
Fore (v. i.) Journey; way; method of proceeding.
Forebode (v. i.) To fortell; to presage; to augur.
Forecast (v. i.) To contrive or plan beforehand.
Foredeem (v. i.) To know or discover beforehand; to foretell.
Foregather (v. i.) Same as Forgather.
Forego (v. i.) To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.
Forelie (v. i.) To lie in front of.
Forelook (v. i.) To look beforehand or forward.
Forereach (v. i.) To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays.
Foresee (v. i.) To have or exercise foresight.
Foreslow (v. i.) To loiter. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. i.
Foretell (v. i.) To utter predictions.
Forethink (v. i.) To contrive beforehand.
Forfeit (v. i.) To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
Forfeit (v. i.) To fail to keep an obligation.
Forfete (v. i.) To incur a penalty; to transgress.
Forgather (v. i.) To convene; to gossip; to meet accidentally.
Forgo (v. i.) To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego.
Forisfamiliate (v. i.) To renounce a legal title to a further share of paternal inheritance.
Fork (v. i.) To shoot into blades, as corn.
Fork (v. i.) To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
Forlie (v. i.) See Forelie.
Forlye (v. i.) Same as Forlie.
Form (v. i.) To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.
Form (v. i.) To run to a form, as a hare.
Formalize (v. i.) To affect formality.
Fornicate (v. i.) To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse.
Forslow (v. i.) To loiter.
Forswear (v. i.) To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
Forswear (v. i.) To deny upon oath.
Forswear (v. i.) To swear falsely; to commit perjury.
Fortify (v. i.) To raise defensive works.
Fortune (v. i.) To fall out; to happen.
Forwander (v. i.) To wander away; to go astray; to wander far and to weariness.
Forweep (v. i.) To weep much.
Fossilize (v. i.) To become fossil.
Fossilize (v. i.) To become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, beyond the influence of change or progress.
Foster (v. i.) To be nourished or trained up together.
Foul (v. i.) To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun.
Foul (v. i.) To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
Foulder (v. i.) To flash, as lightning; to lighten; to gleam; to thunder.
Found (v. i.) To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
Found (v. i.) To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family.
Founder (v. i.) To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.
Founder (v. i.) To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
Founder (v. i.) To fail; to miscarry.
Fowl (v. i.) To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
Fox (v. i.) To turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
Frame (v. i.) To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
Frame (v. i.) To proceed; to go.
Fraternate (v. i.) To fraternize; to hold fellowship.
Fraternize (v. i.) To associate or hold fellowship as brothers, or as men of like occupation or character; to have brotherly feelings.
Fray (v. i.) To rub.
Fray (v. i.) To wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.
Freckle (v. i.) To become covered or marked with freckles; to be spotted.
Freeze (v. i.) To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.
Freeze (v. i.) To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins.
Freshen (v. i.) To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
Freshen (v. i.) To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.
Fret (v. i.) To be worn away; to chafe; to fray; as, a wristband frets on the edges.
Fret (v. i.) To eat in; to make way by corrosion.
Fret (v. i.) To be agitated; to be in violent commotion; to rankle; as, rancor frets in the malignant breast.
Fret (v. i.) To be vexed; to be chafed or irritated; to be angry; to utter peevish expressions.
Fribble (v. i.) To act in a trifling or foolish manner; to act frivolously.
Fribble (v. i.) To totter.
Frill (v. i.) To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
Frill (v. i.) To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or of feathers, around the neck of an animal.
Frill (v. i.) A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of animals.
Frill (v. i.) A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.
Frill (v. i.) A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow flounce.
Frisk (v. i.) To leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety.
Frolic (v. i.) To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.
Frondesce (v. i.) To unfold leaves, as plants.
Frontier (v. i.) To constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; -- with on.
Frost (v. i.) The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids.
Frost (v. i.) The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather.
Frost (v. i.) Frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost.
Frost (v. i.) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
Froth (v. i.) To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths.
Frounce (v. i.) To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress; to form wrinkles in or upon; to curl or frizzle, as the hair.
Frounce (v. i.) To form wrinkles in the forehead; to manifest displeasure; to frown.
Frown (v. i.) To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
Frown (v. i.) To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
Fructify (v. i.) To bear fruit.
Fruit (v. i.) To bear fruit.
Fry (v. i.) To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat.
Fry (v. i.) To simmer; to boil.
Fry (v. i.) To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.
Fry (v. i.) To be agitated; to be greatly moved.
Fuddle (v. i.) To drink to excess.
Fugle (v. i.) To maneuver; to move hither and thither.
Fulgurate (v. i.) To flash as lightning.
Full (v. i.) To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
Full (v. i.) To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
Fulminate (v. i.) To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.
Fulminate (v. i.) To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.
Fulminate (v. i.) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.
Fulminate (v. i.) A fulminating powder.
Fum (v. i.) To play upon a fiddle.
Fumade (v. i.) Alt. of Fumado
Fumado (v. i.) A salted and smoked fish, as the pilchard.
Fumble (v. i.) To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.
Fumble (v. i.) To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.
Fumble (v. i.) To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
Funambulate (v. i.) To walk or to dance on a rope.
Function (v. i.) Alt. of Functionate
Functionate (v. i.) To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.
Funk (v. i.) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
Funk (v. i.) To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice.
Fuse (v. i.) To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.
Fuse (v. i.) To be blended, as if melted together.
Fuss (v. i.) To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.
Fust (v. i.) To become moldy; to smell ill.
Future (v. i.) That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present.
Fuzz (v. i.) To fly off in minute particles.
Fyrd (v. i.) Alt. of Fyrdung
Fyrdung (v. i.) The military force of the whole nation, consisting of all men able to bear arms.
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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".