Intransitive Verbs Starting with G
Gab (v. i.) The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.
Gab (v. i.) To deceive; to lie.
Gab (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.
Gabble (v. i.) To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.
Gabble (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as, gabbling fowls.
Gadling (v. i.) Gadding about.
Gag (v. i.) To heave with nausea; to retch.
Gag (v. i.) To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
Gaggle (v. i.) To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
Gaggle (v. i.) A flock of wild geese.
Gain (v. i.) To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
Gale (v. i.) To sale, or sail fast.
Gale (v. i.) To sing.
Gall (v. i.) To scoff; to jeer.
Gallivant (v. i.) To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
Gallop (v. i.) To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
Gallop (v. i.) To ride a horse at a gallop.
Gallop (v. i.) Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
Gallop (v. i.) A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
Gallopade (v. i.) To gallop, as on horseback.
Gallopade (v. i.) To perform the dance called gallopade.
Gallopin (v. i.) An under servant for the kitchen; a scullion; a cook's errand boy.
Galpe (v. i.) To gape,; to yawn.
Gamble (v. i.) To play or game for money or other stake.
Gambol (v. i.) To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.
Game (v. i.) Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
Game (v. i.) A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
Game (v. i.) The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
Game (v. i.) That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.
Game (v. i.) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
Game (v. i.) A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected
Game (v. i.) Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
Gane (v. i.) To yawn; to gape.
Gang (v. i.) To go; to walk.
Gang (v. i.) A going; a course.
Gang (v. i.) A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
Gang (v. i.) A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.
Gang (v. i.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
Gang (v. i.) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
Gangrel (v. i.) Wandering; vagrant.
Gangway (v. i.) A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
Gangway (v. i.) In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.
Gangway (v. i.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
Gangway (v. i.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist.
Gape (v. i.) To open the mouth wide
Gape (v. i.) Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape.
Gape (v. i.) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
Gape (v. i.) To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
Gape (v. i.) To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.
Garden (v. i.) To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.
Gasconade (v. i.) To boast; to brag; to bluster.
Gasify (v. i.) To become gas; to pass from a liquid to a gaseous state.
Gasp (v. i.) To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
Gasp (v. i.) To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
Gather (v. i.) To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
Gather (v. i.) To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
Gather (v. i.) To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
Gather (v. i.) To collect or bring things together.
Gaure (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.
Gawk (v. i.) To act like a gawky.
Gayne (v. i.) To avail.
Gaze (v. i.) To fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention.
Geal (v. i.) To congeal.
Gear (v. i.) To be in, or come into, gear.
Geck (v. i.) To jeer; to show contempt.
Gee (v. i.) To agree; to harmonize.
Gee (v. i.) To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi.
Gelatinate (v. i.) To be converted into gelatin, or into a substance like jelly.
Gelatinize (v. i.) Same as Gelatinate, v. i.
Gender (v. i.) To copulate; to breed.
Genealogize (v. i.) To investigate, or relate the history of, descents.
Generalize (v. i.) To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.
Gentilize (v. i.) To live like a gentile or heathen.
Gentilize (v. i.) To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5).
Gentilize (v. i.) To render gentile or gentlemanly; as, to gentilize your unworthy sones.
Genuflect (v. i.) To bend the knee, as in worship.
Geologize (v. i.) To study geology or make geological investigations in the field; to discourse as a geologist.
Geometrize (v. i.) To investigate or apprehend geometrical quantities or laws; to make geometrical constructions; to proceed in accordance with the principles of geometry.
Germ (v. i.) To germinate.
Germanize (v. i.) To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.
Germinate (v. i.) To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.
Geste (v. i.) To tell stories or gests.
Gesticulate (v. i.) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
Gesture (v. i.) To make gestures; to gesticulate.
Get (v. i.) To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
Get (v. i.) To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
Ghost (v. i.) To die; to expire.
Giantize (v. i.) To play the giant.
Gib (v. i.) To act like a cat.
Gib (v. i.) To balk. See Jib, v. i.
Gibber (v. i.) To speak rapidly and inarticulately.
Gibberish (v. i.) Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon.
Gibe (v. i.) To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
Gibe (v. i.) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
Giddy (v. i.) To reel; to whirl.
Gin (v. i.) To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
Ginning (v. i.) Beginning.
Gird (v. i.) To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
Gittern (v. i.) To play on gittern.
Give (v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.
Give (v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
Give (v. i.) To become soft or moist.
Give (v. i.) To move; to recede.
Give (v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.
Give (v. i.) To have a misgiving.
Give (v. i.) To open; to lead.
Glaciate (v. i.) To turn to ice.
Glad (v. i.) To be glad; to rejoice.
Gladden (v. i.) To be or become glad; to rejoice.
Glance (v. i.) To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
Glance (v. i.) To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced".
Glance (v. i.) To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
Glance (v. i.) To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.
Glance (v. i.) To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
Glare (v. i.) To shine with a bright, dazzling light.
Glare (v. i.) To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.
Glare (v. i.) To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.
Glaum (v. i.) To grope with the hands, as in the dark.
Glaver (v. i.) To prate; to jabber; to babble.
Glaver (v. i.) To flatter; to wheedle.
Glaze (v. i.) To become glazed of glassy.
Gleam (v. i.) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
Glean (v. i.) To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
Glean (v. i.) To pick up or gather anything by degrees.
Glede (v. i.) The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard.
Gleed (v. i.) A live or glowing coal; a glede.
Gleek (v. i.) To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly.
Gleen (v. i.) To glisten; to gleam.
Gleet (v. i.) To flow in a thin, limpid humor; to ooze, as gleet.
Gleet (v. i.) To flow slowly, as water.
Gley (v. i.) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.
Glide (v. i.) To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice.
Glide (v. i.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
Glimmer (v. i.) To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.
Glimpse (v. i.) to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses.
Glint (v. i.) To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.
Glisten (v. i.) To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.
Glister (v. i.) To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.
Glitter (v. i.) To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.
Glitter (v. i.) To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.
Gloam (v. i.) To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.
Gloam (v. i.) To be sullen or morose.
Gloar (v. i.) To squint; to stare.
Gloat (v. i.) To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; -- usually in a bad sense, to gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate desire, lust, or avarice.
Glombe (v. i.) Alt. of Glome
Glome (v. i.) To gloom; to look gloomy, morose, or sullen.
Gloom (v. i.) To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
Gloom (v. i.) To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
Glore (v. i.) To glare; to glower.
Gloss (v. i.) To make comments; to comment; to explain.
Gloss (v. i.) To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
Glout (v. i.) To pout; to look sullen.
Glow (v. i.) To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent.
Glow (v. i.) To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc.
Glow (v. i.) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
Glow (v. i.) To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism.
Glower (v. i.) to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl.
Gloze (v. i.) To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly.
Gloze (v. i.) To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret.
Glum (v. i.) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
Glump (v. i.) To manifest sullenness; to sulk.
Glut (v. i.) To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
Gluttonize (v. i.) To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to gormandize.
Gnar (v. i.) To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; -- written also gnarr.
Gnarl (v. i.) To growl; to snarl.
Gnash (v. i.) To grind or strike the teeth together.
Gnaw (v. i.) To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.
Go (v. i.) To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
Go (v. i.) To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
Go (v. i.) To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
Go (v. i.) To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
Go (v. i.) To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
Go (v. i.) To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
Go (v. i.) To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.
Go (v. i.) To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
Go (v. i.) To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.
Go (v. i.) To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to dec
Go (v. i.) To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a
Go (v. i.) To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
Gobble (v. i.) To eat greedily.
Gobble (v. i.) To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.
Goggle (v. i.) To roll the eyes; to stare.
Goggle (v. i.) A strained or affected rolling of the eye.
Goggle (v. i.) A kind of spectacles with short, projecting eye tubes, in the front end of which are fixed plain glasses for protecting the eyes from cold, dust, etc.
Goggle (v. i.) Colored glasses for relief from intense light.
Goggle (v. i.) A disk with a small aperture, to direct the sight forward, and cure squinting.
Goggle (v. i.) Any screen or cover for the eyes, with or without a slit for seeing through.
Gorge (v. i.) To eat greedily and to satiety.
Gossip (v. i.) To make merry.
Gossip (v. i.) To prate; to chat; to talk much.
Gossip (v. i.) To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
Govern (v. i.) To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.
Gowl (v. i.) To howl.
Grabble (v. i.) To grope; to feel with the hands.
Grabble (v. i.) To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel.
Graduate (v. i.) To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
Graduate (v. i.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
Graduate (v. i.) To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
Graft (v. i.) To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
Grammar (v. i.) To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.
Grant (v. i.) To assent; to consent.
Granulate (v. i.) To collect or be formed into grains; as, cane juice granulates into sugar.
Grapple (v. i.) To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another.
Grasp (v. i.) To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive.
Grass (v. i.) To produce grass.
Grate (v. i.) To make a harsh sound by friction.
Grate (v. i.) To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.
Grave (v. i.) To write or de
Gravitate (v. i.) To obey the law of gravitation; to exert a force Or pressure, or tend to move, under the influence of gravitation; to tend in any direction or toward any object.
Graze (v. i.) To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.
Graze (v. i.) To yield grass for grazing.
Graze (v. i.) To touch something lightly in passing.
Greaten (v. i.) To become large; to dilate.
Grecize (v. i.) Alt. of Grecianize
Grecianize (v. i.) To conform to the Greek custom, especially in speech.
Gree (v. i.) To agree.
Green (v. i.) To become or grow green.
Greet (v. i.) To weep; to cry; to lament.
Greet (v. i.) To meet and give salutations.
Greit (v. i.) See Greet, to weep.
Grieve (v. i.) To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.
Grimace (v. i.) To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
Grin (v. i.) To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.
Grin (v. i.) To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain.
Grind (v. i.) To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
Grind (v. i.) To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
Grind (v. i.) To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
Grind (v. i.) To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
Grind (v. i.) To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
Gripe (v. i.) To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a gripe or as with a gripe.
Gripe (v. i.) To suffer griping pains.
Gripe (v. i.) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the helm.
Grit (v. i.) To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
Groan (v. i.) To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
Groan (v. i.) To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
Groin (v. i.) To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur.
Groom (v. i.) To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
Grope (v. i.) To feel with or use the hands; to handle.
Grope (v. i.) To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the hands, when one can not see.
Ground (v. i.) To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.
Grouse (v. i.) To seek or shoot grouse.
Grouse (v. i.) To complain or grumble.
Grow (v. i.) To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; -- said of animals and vegetables and their organs.
Grow (v. i.) To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
Grow (v. i.) To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries.
Grow (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
Grow (v. i.) To become attached of fixed; to adhere.
Growl (v. i.) To utter a deep guttural sound, sa an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
Growse (v. i.) To shiver; to have chills.
Grub (v. i.) To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
Grub (v. i.) To drudge; to do menial work.
Grucche (v. i.) To murmur; to grumble.
Grudge (v. i.) To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
Grudge (v. i.) To feel compunction or grief.
Grumble (v. i.) To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
Grumble (v. i.) To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
Grumble (v. i.) To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
Gruntle (v. i.) To grunt; to grunt repeatedly.
Gryde (v. i.) To gride. See Gride.
Guard (v. i.) To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
Guess (v. i.) To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc.
Guest (v. i.) To be, or act the part of, a guest.
Guggle (v. i.) See Gurgle.
Gully (v. i.) To flow noisily.
Gum (v. i.) To exude or from gum; to become gummy.
Gun (v. i.) To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.
Gurgle (v. i.) To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
Gush (v. i.) To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
Gush (v. i.) To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
Gutter (v. i.) To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.
Guzzle (v. i.) To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently.
Gyn (v. i.) To begin [Obs.] See Gin.
Gynno (v. i.) To begin. See Gin.
Gypsy (v. i.) To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods.
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