Intransitive Verbs Starting with K
Keck (v. i.) To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.
Keel (v. i.) To traverse with a keel; to navigate.
Keel (v. i.) To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.
Keelhaul (v. i.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies.
Keen (v. i.) To wail as a keener does.
Keep (v. i.) To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.
Keep (v. i.) To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
Keep (v. i.) To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.
Keep (v. i.) To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
Keep (v. i.) To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.
Ken (v. i.) To look around.
Kennel (v. i.) To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.
Kern (v. i.) To harden, as corn in ripening.
Kern (v. i.) To take the form of kernels; to granulate.
Kernel (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
Kick (v. i.) To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
Kick (v. i.) To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
Kid (v. i.) To bring forth a young goat.
Kike (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.
Kindle (v. i.) To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
Kindle (v. i.) Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
King (v. i.) To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.
Kink (v. i.) To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.
Kiss (v. i.) To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
Kiss (v. i.) To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.
Kite (v. i.) To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.
Kittle (v. i.) To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter.
Knabble (v. i.) To bite or nibble.
Knack (v. i.) To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
Knack (v. i.) To speak affectedly.
Knap (v. i.) To make a sound of snapping.
Kneel (v. i.) To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down.
Knit (v. i.) To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.
Knit (v. i.) To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.
Knob (v. i.) To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed.
Knock (v. i.) To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
Knock (v. i.) To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
Knoll (v. i.) To sound, as a bell; to knell.
Knot (v. i.) To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.
Knot (v. i.) To knit knots for fringe or trimming.
Knot (v. i.) To copulate; -- said of toads.
Know (v. i.) To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
Know (v. i.) To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
Know (v. i.) To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
Know (v. i.) To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
Know (v. i.) To have sexual commerce with.
Know (v. i.) To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.
Know (v. i.) To be assured; to feel confident.
Knowledge (v. i.) The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
Knowledge (v. i.) That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Knowledge (v. i.) That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
Knowledge (v. i.) That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
Knowledge (v. i.) Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
Knowledge (v. i.) Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.
Knuckle (v. i.) To yield; to submit; -- used with down, to, or under.
Kotow (v. i.) To perform the kotow.
Kyke (v. i.) To look steadfastly; to gaze.
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