Intransitive Verbs Starting with Q
Quab (v. i.) See Quob, v. i.
Quack (v. i.) To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
Quack (v. i.) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
Quack (v. i.) To act the part of a quack, or pretender.
Quadruple (v. i.) To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become four times as much.
Quaff (v. i.) To drink largely or luxuriously.
Quail (v. i.) To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade.
Quail (v. i.) To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower.
Quail (v. i.) To curdle; to coagulate, as milk.
Quake (v. i.) To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble.
Quake (v. i.) To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake.
Qualify (v. i.) To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
Qualify (v. i.) To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
Quap (v. i.) To quaver.
Quarrel (v. i.) To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
Quarrel (v. i.) To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
Quarrel (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
Quarry (v. i.) To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
Quarter (v. i.) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
Quarter (v. i.) To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.
Quash (v. i.) To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
Quave (v. i.) To quaver.
Quaver (v. i.) To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
Quaver (v. i.) Especially, to shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid or tremulous vibrations, as in singing; also, to trill on a musical instrument
Queach (v. i.) To stir; to move. See Quick, v. i.
Quech (v. i.) Alt. of Queck
Queck (v. i.) A word occurring in a corrupt passage of Bacon's Essays, and probably meaning, to stir, to move.
Queen (v. i.) To act the part of a queen.
Queen (v. i.) To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.
Quell (v. i.) To die.
Quell (v. i.) To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate.
Quench (v. i.) To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
Query (v. i.) To ask questions; to make inquiry.
Query (v. i.) To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.
Quest (v. i.) To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
Quibble (v. i.) To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
Quibble (v. i.) To pun; to practice punning.
Quich (v. i.) To stir.
Quicken (v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
Quicken (v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
Quiddle (v. i.) To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle.
Quiet (v. i.) To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
Quinch (v. i.) To stir; to wince.
Quip (v. i.) To scoff; to use taunts.
Quire (v. i.) To sing in concert.
Quit (v. i.) To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
Quiver (v. i.) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
Quiz (v. i.) To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.
Quob (v. i.) To throb; to quiver.
Quoit (v. i.) To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
Quop (v. i.) See Quob.
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