Intransitive Verbs Starting with O
Obequitate (v. i.) To ride about.
Obey (v. i.) To give obedience.
Object (v. i.) To make opposition in words or argument; -- usually followed by to.
Oblatrate (v. i.) To bark or snarl, as a dog.
Oblique (v. i.) To deviate from a perpendicular
Oblique (v. i.) To march in a direction oblique to the
Obscure (v. i.) To conceal one's self; to hide; to keep dark.
Observe (v. i.) To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
Observe (v. i.) To make a remark; to comment; -- generally with on or upon.
Obsolesce (v. i.) To become obsolescent.
Obsolete (v. i.) To become obsolete; to go out of use.
Obstetricate (v. i.) To perform the office of midwife.
Obtain (v. i.) To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
Obtain (v. i.) To prevail; to succeed.
Obtest (v. i.) To protest.
Obtrude (v. i.) To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude.
Occupy (v. i.) To hold possession; to be an occupant.
Occupy (v. i.) To follow business; to traffic.
Occur (v. i.) To meet; to clash.
Occur (v. i.) To go in order to meet; to make reply.
Occur (v. i.) To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to offer; to appear; to happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs.
Occur (v. i.) To meet or come to the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory.
Odfend (v. i.) To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.
Odfend (v. i.) To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
Offer (v. i.) To present itself; to be at hand.
Offer (v. i.) To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.
Officiate (v. i.) To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public service.
Offset (v. i.) To make an offset.
Olden (v. i.) To grow old; to age.
Opalesce (v. i.) To give forth a play of colors, like the opal.
Open (v. i.) To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.
Open (v. i.) To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.
Open (v. i.) To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.
Open (v. i.) To bark on scent or view of the game.
Operate (v. i.) To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
Operate (v. i.) To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
Operate (v. i.) To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
Operate (v. i.) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
Operate (v. i.) To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
Oppignerate (v. i.) To pledge; to pawn.
Oppose (v. i.) To be set opposite.
Oppose (v. i.) To act adversely or in opposition; -- with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.
Oppose (v. i.) To make objection or opposition in controversy.
Optate (v. i.) To choose; to wish for; to desire.
Oracle (v. i.) To utter oracles.
Oration (v. i.) To deliver an oration.
Oratorize (v. i.) To play the orator.
Orb (v. i.) To become round like an orb.
Order (v. i.) To give orders; to issue commands.
Orientate (v. i.) To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east.
Originate (v. i.) To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the governor and council.
Oscillate (v. i.) To move backward and forward; to vibrate like a pendulum; to swing; to sway.
Oscillate (v. i.) To vary or fluctuate between fixed limits; to act or move in a fickle or fluctuating manner; to change repeatedly, back and forth.
Oscitate (v. i.) To gape; to yawn.
Osculate (v. i.) To kiss one another; to kiss.
Osculate (v. i.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2.
Osculate (v. i.) To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to interosculate. See Osculant.
Ossify (v. i.) To become bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
Out (v. i.) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
Outbreathe (v. i.) To issue, as breath; to be breathed out; to exhale.
Outbud (v. i.) To sprout.
Outcrop (v. i.) To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.
Outflow (v. i.) To flow out.
Outgush (v. i.) To gush out; to flow forth.
Outray (v. i.) To spread out in array.
Outraye (v. i.) See Outrage, v. i.
Outrush (v. i.) To rush out; to issue, or ru/ out, forcibly.
Outshine (v. i.) To shine forth.
Outslide (v. i.) To slide outward, onward, or forward; to advance by sliding.
Outspring (v. i.) To spring out; to issue.
Outstand (v. i.) To stand out, or project, from a surface or mass; hence, to remain standing out.
Outstart (v. i.) To start out or up.
Outwell (v. i.) To issue forth.
Overabound (v. i.) To be exceedingly plenty or superabundant.
Overact (v. i.) To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action.
Overbear (v. i.) To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.
Overbend (v. i.) To bend over.
Overblow (v. i.) To blow over, or be subdued.
Overblow (v. i.) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces an overtone, or a note higher than the natural note; thus, the upper octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing.
Overboil (v. i.) To boil over or unduly.
Overbrim (v. i.) To flow over the brim; to be so full as to overflow.
Overcharge (v. i.) To make excessive charges.
Overcome (v. i.) To gain the superiority; to be victorious.
Overdo (v. i.) To labor too hard; to do too much.
Overflow (v. i.) To run over the bounds.
Overflow (v. i.) To be superabundant; to abound.
Overgrow (v. i.) To grow beyond the fit or natural size; as, a huge, overgrown ox.
Overhang (v. i.) To jut over.
Overlash (v. i.) To drive on rashly; to go to excess; hence, to exaggerate; to boast.
Overlive (v. i.) To live too long, too luxuriously, or too actively.
Overpass (v. i.) To pass over, away, or off.
Overreach (v. i.) To reach too far
Overreach (v. i.) To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses.
Overreach (v. i.) To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
Overreach (v. i.) To cheat by cunning or deception.
Overrule (v. i.) To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.
Overrun (v. i.) To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
Overrun (v. i.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a
Oversee (v. i.) To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived.
Overset (v. i.) To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset.
Overshoot (v. i.) To fly beyond the mark.
Oversleep (v. i.) To sleep too long.
Overspread (v. i.) To be spread or scattered over.
Overstare (v. i.) To stare wildly.
Overstrain (v. i.) To strain one's self to excess.
Overtalk (v. i.) To talk to excess.
Overtower (v. i.) To soar too high.
Overtrade (v. i.) To trade beyond one's capital; to buy goods beyond the means of paying for or seleng them; to overstock the market.
Overtrow (v. i.) To be too trustful or confident; to trust too much.
Overwax (v. i.) To wax or grow too rapindly or too much.
Oviposit (v. i.) To lay or deposit eggs; -- said esp. of insects.
Owl (v. i.) To pry about; to prowl.
Owl (v. i.) To carry wool or sheep out of England.
Owl (v. i.) Hence, to carry on any contraband trade.
Owler (v. i.) One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See Owling, n.
Owling (v. i.) The offense of transporting wool or sheep out of England contrary to the statute formerly existing.
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