Intransitive Verbs Starting with N
Nap (v. i.) To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.
Nap (v. i.) To be in a careless, secure state.
Narrow (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
Narrow (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
Narrow (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
Natter (v. i.) To find fault; to be peevish.
Naturalize (v. i.) To become as if native.
Naturalize (v. i.) To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural.
Nauseate (v. i.) To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
Navigate (v. i.) To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail.
Neal (v. i.) To be tempered by heat.
Near (v. i.) To draw near; to approach.
Need (v. i.) To be wanted; to be necessary.
Needle (v. i.) To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.
Neese (v. i.) To sneeze.
Negotiate (v. i.) To transact business; to carry on trade.
Negotiate (v. i.) To treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade; as, to negotiate with a man for the purchase of goods or a farm.
Negotiate (v. i.) To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, or convention; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences.
Negotiate (v. i.) To intrigue; to scheme.
Neigh (v. i.) To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.
Neigh (v. i.) To scoff or sneer; to jeer.
Neighbor (v. i.) To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.
Neologize (v. i.) To introduce or use new words or terms or new uses of old words.
Neologize (v. i.) To introduce innovations in doctrine, esp. in theological doctrine.
Neoterize (v. i.) To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.
Nest (v. i.) To build and occupy a nest.
Nestle (v. i.) To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
Nestle (v. i.) To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
Nestle (v. i.) To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles.
Net (v. i.) To form network or netting; to knit.
Nictate (v. i.) To wink; to nictitate.
Nictitate (v. i.) To wink; to nictate.
Nidificate (v. i.) To make a nest.
Nidulate (v. i.) To make a nest, as a bird.
Nill (v. i.) To be unwilling; to refuse to act.
Nod (v. i.) To bend or inc
Nod (v. i.) To inc
Nod (v. i.) To be drowsy or dull; to be careless.
Noise (v. i.) To sound; to make a noise.
Nomadize (v. i.) To lead the life of a nomad; to wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage.
Nonconcur (v. i.) To dissent or refuse to concur.
Noon (v. i.) To take rest and refreshment at noon.
North (v. i.) To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.
Nose (v. i.) To smell; to sniff; to scent.
Nose (v. i.) To pry officiously into what does not concern one.
Nourish (v. i.) To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
Nourish (v. i.) To gain nourishment.
Novelize (v. i.) To innovate.
Nuddle (v. i.) To walk quickly with the head bent forward; -- often with along.
Nunchion (v. i.) A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals; a luncheon.
Nut (v. i.) To gather nuts.
Nuzzle (v. i.) To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.
Nuzzle (v. i.) To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.
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