Intransitive Verbs Starting with S
Sacramentize (v. i.) To administer the sacraments.
Sacrifice (v. i.) To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.
Sadden (v. i.) To become, or be made, sad.
Sadducize (v. i.) To adopt the principles of the Sadducees.
Sag (v. i.) To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal
Sag (v. i.) Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
Sag (v. i.) To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
Saint (v. i.) To act or live as a saint.
Salaam (v. i.) To make or perform a salam.
Salient (v. i.) Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
Salient (v. i.) Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
Salient (v. i.) Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
Salient (v. i.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.
Salient (v. i.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
Salivate (v. i.) To produce saliva, esp. in excess.
Sally (v. i.) To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.
Salt (v. i.) To deposit salt as a sa
Saltate (v. i.) To leap or dance.
Same (v. i.) Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
Same (v. i.) Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
Same (v. i.) Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
Santer (v. i.) See Saunter.
Sap (v. i.) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
Satisfy (v. i.) To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
Satisfy (v. i.) To make payment or atonement; to atone.
Save (v. i.) To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
Saw (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
Saw (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
Saw (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
Say (v. i.) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
Scab (v. i.) To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.
Scale (v. i.) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.
Scale (v. i.) To separate; to scatter.
Scale (v. i.) To lead up by steps; to ascend.
Scalp (v. i.) To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.
Scamble (v. i.) To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.
Scamble (v. i.) To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble.
Scant (v. i.) To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.
Scantle (v. i.) To be deficient; to fail.
Scar (v. i.) To form a scar.
Scatter (v. i.) To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.
Scent (v. i.) To have a smell.
Scent (v. i.) To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
Schematize (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.
Scheme (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.
Schismatize (v. i.) To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.
Scholiaze (v. i.) To write scholia.
Scintillate (v. i.) To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
Scintillate (v. i.) To sparkle, as the fixed stars.
Scise (v. i.) To cut; to penetrate.
Scolay (v. i.) See Scoley.
Scold (v. i.) To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
Scoley (v. i.) To go to school; to study.
Scoot (v. i.) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.
Scorch (v. i.) To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
Scorch (v. i.) To burn or be burnt.
Scorn (v. i.) To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.
Scorse (v. i.) To deal for the purchase of anything; to practice barter.
Scour (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing.
Scour (v. i.) To cleanse anything.
Scour (v. i.) To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
Scour (v. i.) To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
Scout (v. i.) To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
Scowl (v. i.) To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
Scowl (v. i.) Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
Scraffle (v. i.) To scramble or struggle; to wrangle; also, to be industrious.
Scramble (v. i.) To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.
Scramble (v. i.) To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.
Scrape (v. i.) To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.
Scrape (v. i.) To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich.
Scrape (v. i.) To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument.
Scrape (v. i.) To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
Scrat (v. i.) To rake; to search.
Scratch (v. i.) To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.
Scratch (v. i.) To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.
Scrawl (v. i.) See Crawl.
Scrawl (v. i.) To write unskillfully and inelegantly.
Scream (v. i.) To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
Screw (v. i.) To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.
Screw (v. i.) To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair.
Scribble (v. i.) To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
Scribe (v. i.) To make a mark.
Scriggle (v. i.) To wriggle.
Scrine (v. i.) To cringe.
Scrub (v. i.) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
Scruple (v. i.) To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
Scrutinize (v. i.) To make scrutiny.
Scud (v. i.) To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
Scud (v. i.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.
Scuddle (v. i.) To run hastily; to hurry; to scuttle.
Scuff (v. i.) To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle.
Scuffle (v. i.) To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.
Scuffle (v. i.) Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard.
Scug (v. i.) To hide.
Scull (v. i.) To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.
Scum (v. i.) To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.
Scumber (v. i.) To void excrement.
Scummer (v. i.) To scumber.
Scunner (v. i.) To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or reluctance.
Scur (v. i.) To move hastily; to scour.
Scurry (v. i.) To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away.
Scuttle (v. i.) To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
Seal (v. i.) To affix one's seal, or a seal.
Seam (v. i.) To become ridgy; to crack open.
Search (v. i.) To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
Season (v. i.) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
Season (v. i.) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
Season (v. i.) To give token; to savor.
Seat (v. i.) To rest; to lie down.
Secede (v. i.) To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
See (v. i.) To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
See (v. i.) Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
See (v. i.) To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
Seek (v. i.) To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.
Seel (v. i.) To inc
Seemly (v. i.) Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
Seep (v. i.) Alt. of Sipe
Sipe (v. i.) To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
Seesaw (v. i.) To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward.
Seethe (v. i.) To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.
Segment (v. i.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
Segregate (v. i.) To separate from a mass, and collect together about centers or along
Sell (v. i.) To practice selling commodities.
Sell (v. i.) To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.
Send (v. i.) To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.
Send (v. i.) To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.
Seniorize (v. i.) To exercise authority; to rule; to lord it.
Sentimentalize (v. i.) To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.
Separate (v. i.) To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
Septentrionate (v. i.) To tend or point toward the north; to north.
Sequester (v. i.) To withdraw; to retire.
Sequester (v. i.) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
Serenade (v. i.) To perform a serenade.
Sermon (v. i.) To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
Sermonize (v. i.) To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
Sermonize (v. i.) To inculcate rigid rules.
Serpent (v. i.) To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.
Serpentine (v. i.) To serpentize.
Serpentize (v. i.) To turn or bend like a serpent, first in one direction and then in the opposite; to meander; to wind; to serpentine.
Serve (v. i.) To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.
Serve (v. i.) To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc.
Serve (v. i.) To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.
Serve (v. i.) To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.
Serve (v. i.) To lead off in delivering the ball.
Set (v. i.) To pass below the horizon; to go down; to dec
Set (v. i.) To fit music to words.
Set (v. i.) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
Set (v. i.) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well (i. e., not blasted in the blossom).
Set (v. i.) To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
Set (v. i.) To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.
Set (v. i.) To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
Set (v. i.) To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now followed by out.
Set (v. i.) To indicate the position of game; -- said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.
Set (v. i.) To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now followed by out.
Set (v. i.) To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.
Settle (v. i.) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
Settle (v. i.) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
Settle (v. i.) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
Settle (v. i.) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
Settle (v. i.) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
Settle (v. i.) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
Settle (v. i.) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
Settle (v. i.) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
Settle (v. i.) To become calm; to cease from agitation.
Settle (v. i.) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
Settle (v. i.) To make a jointure for a wife.
Sever (v. i.) To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
Sever (v. i.) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
Sew (v. i.) To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.
Sewe (v. i.) To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer.
Shaffle (v. i.) To hobble or limp; to shuffle.
Shail (v. i.) To walk sidewise.
Shake (v. i.) To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.
Shallow (v. i.) To become shallow, as water.
Sham (v. i.) To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
Shamble (v. i.) To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak; to shuffle along.
Shank (v. i.) To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; -- usually followed by off.
Shanty (v. i.) To inhabit a shanty.
Shape (v. i.) To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
Share (v. i.) To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
Shark (v. i.) To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle.
Shark (v. i.) To live by shifts and stratagems.
Sharp (v. i.) To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
Sharp (v. i.) To sing above the proper pitch.
Sharpen (v. i.) To grow or become sharp.
Shatter (v. i.) To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.
Shave (v. i.) To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.
Sheaf (v. i.) To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.
Shear (v. i.) To deviate. See Sheer.
Shear (v. i.) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
Shed (v. i.) To fall in drops; to pour.
Shed (v. i.) To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.
Sheen (v. i.) To shine; to glisten.
Sheepbite (v. i.) To bite or nibble like a sheep; hence, to practice petty thefts.
Sheer (v. i.) Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
Sheer (v. i.) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.
Sheer (v. i.) Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.
Sheer (v. i.) Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.
Sheer (v. i.) To dec
Shelf (v. i.) A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
Shelf (v. i.) A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
Shelf (v. i.) A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
Shelf (v. i.) A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
Shell (v. i.) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
Shell (v. i.) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.
Shell (v. i.) To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.
Shelter (v. i.) To take shelter.
Shelve (v. i.) To inc
Shiff (v. i.) To divide; to distribute.
Shiff (v. i.) To make a change or changes; to change position; to move; to veer; to substitute one thing for another; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb.
Shiff (v. i.) To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.
Shiff (v. i.) To practice indirect or evasive methods.
Shiff (v. i.) To slip to one side of a ship, so as to destroy the equilibrum; -- said of ballast or cargo; as, the cargo shifted.
Shilly-shally (v. i.) To hesitate; to act in an irresolute manner; hence, to occupy one's self with trifles.
Shimmer (v. i.) To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.
Shin (v. i.) To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; -- used with up; as, to shin up a mast.
Shin (v. i.) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.
Shine (v. i.) To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
Shine (v. i.) To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
Shine (v. i.) To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
Shine (v. i.) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
Shine (v. i.) Shining; sheen.
Ship (v. i.) To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.
Ship (v. i.) To embark on a ship.
Shirk (v. i.) To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.
Shirk (v. i.) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
Shiver (v. i.) To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
Shiver (v. i.) To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
Shoal (v. i.) To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place.
Shoal (v. i.) To become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals.
Shock (v. i.) To be occupied with making shocks.
Shock (v. i.) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
Shog (v. i.) To jog; to move on.
Shoot (v. i.) To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
Shoot (v. i.) To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
Shoot (v. i.) To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
Shoot (v. i.) To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
Shoot (v. i.) To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
Shoot (v. i.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Shoot (v. i.) To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
Shoot (v. i.) To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
Shoot (v. i.) To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
Shoot (v. i.) To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
Shoot (v. i.) To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
Shoot (v. i.) To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
Shoot (v. i.) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
Shoot (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
Shoot (v. i.) To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
Shoot (v. i.) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
Shoot (v. i.) To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
Shoot (v. i.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
Shop (v. i.) To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.
Short (v. i.) To fail; to decrease.
Shorten (v. i.) To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.
Shout (v. i.) To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
Shove (v. i.) To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling.
Shove (v. i.) To move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off.
Show (v. i.) To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
Show (v. i.) To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
Shower (v. i.) To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers.
Shriek (v. i.) To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or anguish.
Shrike (v. i.) Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray shrike (Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike (L. borealis), and several others, kill mice, small birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that account called also butcher birds. See under Butcher.
Shrill (v. i.) Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
Shrill (v. i.) To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.
Shrink (v. i.) To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
Shrink (v. i.) To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to dec
Shrink (v. i.) To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
Shrive (v. i.) To receive confessions, as a priest; to administer confession and absolution.
Shrivel (v. i.) To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; -- often with up.
Shroud (v. i.) To take shelter or harbor.
Shrove (v. i.) To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make merry.
Shrug (v. i.) To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
Shudder (v. i.) To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake.
Shuffle (v. i.) To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.
Shuffle (v. i.) To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
Shuffle (v. i.) To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
Shuffle (v. i.) To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.
Shug (v. i.) To writhe the body so as to produce friction against one's clothes, as do those who have the itch.
Shug (v. i.) Hence, to crawl; to sneak.
Shunt (v. i.) To go aside; to turn off.
Shut (v. i.) To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.
Shuttle (v. i.) To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle.
Sick (v. i.) To fall sick; to sicken.
Sicken (v. i.) To become sick; to fall into disease.
Sicken (v. i.) To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.
Sicken (v. i.) To become disgusting or tedious.
Sicken (v. i.) To become weak; to decay; to languish.
Sicker (v. i.) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.
Side (v. i.) To lean on one side.
Side (v. i.) To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.
Sigger (v. i.) Same as
Sigh (v. i.) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
Sigh (v. i.) Hence, to lament; to grieve.
Sigh (v. i.) To make a sound like sighing.
Sigh (v. i.) A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
Sigh (v. i.) Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.
Sight (v. i.) To take aim by a sight.
Sign (v. i.) To be a sign or omen.
Sign (v. i.) To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs.
Sign (v. i.) To write one's name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation.
Signiorize (v. i.) To exercise dominion; to seigniorize.
Sike (v. i.) To sigh.
Sile (v. i.) To drop; to flow; to fall.
Silicify (v. i.) To become converted into silica, or to be impregnated with silica.
Silt (v. i.) To flow through crevices; to percolate.
Silver (v. i.) To acquire a silvery color.
Simmer (v. i.) To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.
Simper (v. i.) To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.
Simper (v. i.) To glimmer; to twinkle.
Simple (v. i.) To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
Sing (v. i.) To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.
Sing (v. i.) To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.
Sing (v. i.) To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.
Sing (v. i.) To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry.
Sing (v. i.) Ti cry out; to complain.
Single (v. i.) To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
Singsong (v. i.) To write poor poetry.
Sink (v. i.) To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to dec
Sink (v. i.) To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
Sink (v. i.) Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
Sink (v. i.) To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to dec
Sink (v. i.) To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
Sinner (v. i.) To act as a sinner.
Sinuate (v. i.) To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinusous.
Sip (v. i.) To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.
Sip (v. i.) See Seep.
Sipple (v. i.) To sip often.
Sirenize (v. i.) To use the enticements of a siren; to act as a siren; to fascinate.
Siss (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger.
Sithe (v. i.) To sigh.
Siver (v. i.) To simmer.
Size (v. i.) A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
Size (v. i.) Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
Size (v. i.) To take greater size; to increase in size.
Size (v. i.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
Sizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; to fry, or to dry and shrivel up, with a hissing sound.
Skate (v. i.) To move on skates.
Skedaddle (v. i.) To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away.
Skelly (v. i.) To squint.
Skelter (v. i.) To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry; -- with away or off.
Sken (v. i.) To squint.
Skepticize (v. i.) To doubt; to pretend to doubt of everything.
Sketch (v. i.) To make sketches, as of landscapes.
Skew (v. i.) To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
Skew (v. i.) To start aside; to shy, as a horse.
Skew (v. i.) To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
Skilder (v. i.) To beg; to pilfer; to skelder.
Skill (v. i.) To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
Skill (v. i.) To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.
Skim (v. i.) To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.
Skim (v. i.) To hasten along with superficial attention.
Skim (v. i.) To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
Skimp (v. i.) To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.
Skin (v. i.) To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
Skin (v. i.) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
Skink (v. i.) To serve or draw liquor.
Skip (v. i.) To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit.
Skip (v. i.) Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.
Skirmish (v. i.) To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.
Skirmish (v. i.) A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.
Skirmish (v. i.) A slight contest.
Skirr (v. i.) To scour; to scud; to run.
Skringe (v. i.) See Scringe.
Skulk (v. i.) To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.
Slabber (v. i.) To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to drool.
Slake (v. i.) To go out; to become extinct.
Slake (v. i.) To abate; to become less decided.
Slake (v. i.) To slacken; to become relaxed.
Slake (v. i.) To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.
Slam (v. i.) To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.
Slant (v. i.) To be turned or inc
Slant (v. i.) Inc
Slash (v. i.) To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.
Slatter (v. i.) To be careless, negligent, or aswkward, esp. with regard to dress and neatness; to be wasteful.
Slave (v. i.) To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.
Slaver (v. i.) To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.
Slaver (v. i.) To be besmeared with saliva.
Sleep (v. i.) To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.
Sleep (v. i.) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
Sleep (v. i.) To be dead; to lie in the grave.
Sleep (v. i.) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
Sleep (v. i.) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.
Sleet (v. i.) To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.
Slither (v. i.) To slide; to glide.
Slive (v. i.) To sneak.
Slop (v. i.) To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; -- often with over.
Slop (v. i.) Any kind of outer garment made of
Slop (v. i.) A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.
Slop (v. i.) Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.
Slope (v. i.) An oblique direction; a
Slope (v. i.) Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.
Slope (v. i.) To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to inc
Slope (v. i.) To depart; to disappear suddenly.
Sloth (v. i.) To be idle.
Slouch (v. i.) To droop, as the head.
Slouch (v. i.) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
Slough (v. i.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.
Slow (v. i.) To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
Slue (v. i.) To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or desired course; -- often followed by round.
Slug (v. i.) To move slowly; to lie idle.
Slug (v. i.) To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.
Slumber (v. i.) To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.
Slumber (v. i.) To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity.
Slump (v. i.) To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.
Smack (v. i.) Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively.
Smack (v. i.) A small quantity; a taste.
Smack (v. i.) A loud kiss; a buss.
Smack (v. i.) A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
Smack (v. i.) A quick, smart blow; a slap.
Smart (v. i.) To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.
Smart (v. i.) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
Smart (v. i.) Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
Smart (v. i.) Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.
Smart (v. i.) A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
Smart (v. i.) Smart money (see below).
Smart (v. i.) Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.
Smart (v. i.) Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
Smart (v. i.) Vigorous; sharp; severe.
Smart (v. i.) Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
Smart (v. i.) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
Smart (v. i.) Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
Smart (v. i.) Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
Smart (v. i.) Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
Smartle (v. i.) To waste away.
Smash (v. i.) To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.
Smatch (v. i.) To smack.
Smatter (v. i.) To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to chatter.
Smatter (v. i.) To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial knowledge, of anything; to smack.
Smell (v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
Smell (v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
Smell (v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.
Smell (v. i.) To exercise sagacity.
Smelt (v. i.) To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin.
Smile (v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
Smile (v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
Smile (v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
Smile (v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
Smile (v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
Smile (v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
Smile (v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
Smile (v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
Smilt (v. i.) To melt.
Smirk (v. i.) To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.
Smite (v. i.) To strike; to collide; to beat.
Smolder (v. i.) Alt. of Smoulder
Smoulder (v. i.) To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion.
Smoulder (v. i.) To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.
Smooth (v. i.) To flatter; to use blandishment.
Smother (v. i.) To be suffocated or stifled.
Smother (v. i.) To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
Smoulder (v. i.) See Smolder.
Smuggle (v. i.) To import or export in violation of the customs laws.
Smut (v. i.) To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.
Smut (v. i.) To give off smut; to crock.
Snake (v. i.) To crawl like a snake.
Snap (v. i.) To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
Snap (v. i.) To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
Snap (v. i.) To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
Snap (v. i.) To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child.
Snap (v. i.) To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
Snar (v. i.) To snarl.
Snarl (v. i.) To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
Snarl (v. i.) To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
Snatch (v. i.) To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.
Sneak (v. i.) To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company.
Sneer (v. i.) To show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression.
Sneer (v. i.) To inssinuate contempt by a covert expression; to speak derisively.
Sneer (v. i.) To show mirth awkwardly.
Sneeze (v. i.) To emit air, chiefly through the nose, audibly and violently, by a kind of involuntary convulsive force, occasioned by irritation of the inner membrane of the nose.
Snew (v. i.) To snow; to abound.
Snicker (v. i.) To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve.
Snicker (v. i.) To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter.
Sniffle (v. i.) To snuffle, as one does with a catarrh.
Snift (v. i.) To snort.
Snift (v. i.) To sniff; to snuff; to smell.
Snig (v. i.) To sneak.
Sniggger (v. i.) See Snicker.
Sniggle (v. i.) To fish for eels by thrusting the baited hook into their holes or hiding places.
Snivel (v. i.) To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
Snivel (v. i.) To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly.
Snivel (v. i.) Mucus from the nose; snot.
Snook (v. i.) To lurk; to lie in ambush.
Snooze (v. i.) To doze; to drowse; to take a short nap; to slumber.
Snore (v. i.) To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.
Snort (v. i.) To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise, as do high-spirited horsed in prancing and play.
Snort (v. i.) To snore.
Snort (v. i.) To laugh out loudly.
Snotter (v. i.) To snivel; to cry or whine.
Snow (v. i.) To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
Snowball (v. i.) To throw snowballs.
Snub (v. i.) To sob with convulsions.
Snudge (v. i.) To lie snug or quiet.
Snuff (v. i.) To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff.
Snuff (v. i.) To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
Snuff (v. i.) To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses.
Snuff (v. i.) To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense.
Snuffle (v. i.) To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
Snug (v. i.) To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; -- often with up, or together; as, a child snugs up to its mother.
Soak (v. i.) To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
Soak (v. i.) To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
Soak (v. i.) To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
Soar (v. i.) To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
Soar (v. i.) Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
Sob (v. i.) To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath.
Sober (v. i.) To become sober; -- often with down.
Sociate (v. i.) To associate.
Sodden (v. i.) To be seethed; to become sodden.
Soften (v. i.) To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
Soil (v. i.) To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
Sojourn (v. i.) To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry.
Sojourn (v. i.) A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land.
Solace (v. i.) To take comfort; to be cheered.
Solarize (v. i.) To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera.
Soldier (v. i.) To serve as a soldier.
Soldier (v. i.) To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task.
Solecize (v. i.) To commit a solecism.
Sol-fa (v. i.) To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending; as, do or ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, or the same in reverse order.
Solfeggiare (v. i.) To sol-fa. See Sol-fa, v. i.
Solidify (v. i.) To become solid; to harden.
Soliloquize (v. i.) To utter a soliloquy; to talk to one's self.
Solstice (v. i.) A stopping or standing still of the sun.
Solstice (v. i.) The point in the ecliptic at which the sun is farthest from the equator, north or south, namely, the first point of the sign Cancer and the first point of the sign Capricorn, the former being the summer solstice, latter the winter solstice, in northern latitudes; -- so called because the sun then apparently stands still in its northward or southward motion.
Solstice (v. i.) The time of the sun's passing the solstices, or solstitial points, namely, about June 21 and December 21. See Illust. in Appendix.
Sonnet (v. i.) To compose sonnets.
Sonneteer (v. i.) To compose sonnets.
Sonnetize (v. i.) To compose sonnets.
Soothsay (v. i.) To foretell; to predict.
Sorn (v. i.) To obtrude one's self on another for bed and board.
Sororize (v. i.) To associate, or hold fellowship, as sisters; to have sisterly feelings; -- analogous to fraternize.
Sort (v. i.) To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
Sort (v. i.) To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
Sortance (v. i.) Suitableness; agreement.
Soss (v. i.) To fall at once into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.
Sot (v. i.) To tipple to stupidity.
Sough (v. i.) The sound produced by soughing; a hollow murmur or roaring.
Sough (v. i.) Hence, a vague rumor or flying report.
Sough (v. i.) A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying.
Sough (v. i.) To whistle or sigh, as the wind.
Soul (v. i.) To afford suitable sustenance.
Sound (v. i.) To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding
Sound (v. i.) To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect.
Sound (v. i.) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
Sound (v. i.) To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.
Sour (v. i.) To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
Sourde (v. i.) To have origin or source; to rise; to spring.
South (v. i.) To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
South (v. i.) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south
Southsay (v. i.) See Soothsay.
Sovereignize (v. i.) To exercise supreme authority.
Sow (v. i.) To sew. See Sew.
Sow (v. i.) To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; -- literally or figuratively.
Sowl (v. i.) See Soul, v. i.
Spae (v. i.) To foretell; to divine.
Spall (v. i.) To give off spalls, or wedge-shaped chips; -- said of stone, as when badly set, with the weight thrown too much on the outer surface.
Span (v. i.) To be matched, as horses.
Spang (v. i.) To spring; to bound; to leap.
Spangle (v. i.) To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.
Spaniel (v. i.) To fawn; to cringe; to be obsequious.
Spank (v. i.) To move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly.
Spar (v. i.) To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
Spar (v. i.) To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box.
Spar (v. i.) To contest in words; to wrangle.
Spare (v. i.) To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
Spare (v. i.) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
Spare (v. i.) To desist; to stop; to refrain.
Spark (v. i.) To sparkle.
Spark (v. i.) To play the spark, beau, or lover.
Spat (v. i.) To dispute.
Spatter (v. i.) To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter.
Spawn (v. i.) To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.
Spawn (v. i.) To issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously.
Speak (v. i.) To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
Speak (v. i.) To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
Speak (v. i.) To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
Speak (v. i.) To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
Speak (v. i.) To give sound; to sound.
Speak (v. i.) To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
Spear (v. i.) To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.
Speculate (v. i.) To consider by turning a subject in the mind, and viewing it in its different aspects and relations; to meditate; to contemplate; to theorize; as, to speculate on questions in religion; to speculate on political events.
Speculate (v. i.) To view subjects from certain premises given or assumed, and infer conclusions respecting them a priori.
Speculate (v. i.) To purchase with the expectation of a contingent advance in value, and a consequent sale at a profit; -- often, in a somewhat depreciative sense, of unsound or hazardous transactions; as, to speculate in coffee, in sugar, or in bank stock.
Speechify (v. i.) To make a speech; to harangue.
Speir (v. i.) To ask. See Spere.
Spell (v. i.) To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing.
Spell (v. i.) To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.
Spend (v. i.) To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.
Spend (v. i.) To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.
Spend (v. i.) To be diffused; to spread.
Spend (v. i.) To break ground; to continue working.
Spere (v. i.) To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire.
Spermatize (v. i.) To yield seed; to emit seed, or sperm.
Spew (v. i.) To vomit.
Spew (v. i.) To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
Spacelate (v. i.) To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify.
Spill (v. i.) To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
Spill (v. i.) To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.
Spin (v. i.) To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
Spin (v. i.) To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
Spin (v. i.) To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
Spin (v. i.) To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
Spindle (v. i.) To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender.
Spire (v. i.) To breathe.
Spire (v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
Spit (v. i.) To attend to a spit; to use a spit.
Spit (v. i.) To throw out saliva from the mouth.
Spit (v. i.) To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
Splash (v. i.) To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.
Splinter (v. i.) To become split into long pieces.
Split (v. i.) To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.
Split (v. i.) To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
Split (v. i.) To separate into parties or factions.
Split (v. i.) To burst with laughter.
Split (v. i.) To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
Split (v. i.) to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value.
Splurge (v. i.) To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.
Splutter (v. i.) To speak hastily and confusedly; to sputter.
Spoil (v. i.) To practice plunder or robbery.
Spoil (v. i.) To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather.
Sponge (v. i.) To suck in, or imbile, as a sponge.
Sponge (v. i.) Fig.: To gain by mean arts, by intrusion, or hanging on; as, an idler sponges on his neighbor.
Sponge (v. i.) To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast, or leaven.
Spoom (v. i.) To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.
Spoon (v. i.) See Spoom.
Spoon (v. i.) To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love.
Spoor (v. i.) To follow a spoor or trail.
Sport (v. i.) To play; to frolic; to wanton.
Sport (v. i.) To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
Sport (v. i.) To trifle.
Sport (v. i.) To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6.
Spot (v. i.) To become stained with spots.
Spout (v. i.) To issue with with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery.
Spout (v. i.) To eject water or liquid in a jet.
Spout (v. i.) To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.
Sprawl (v. i.) To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.
Sprawl (v. i.) To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or tress; to spread ungracefully, as chirography.
Sprawl (v. i.) To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.
Spread (v. i.) To extend in length and breadth in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched; to expand.
Spread (v. i.) To be extended by drawing or beating; as, some metals spread with difficulty.
Spread (v. i.) To be made known more extensively, as news.
Spread (v. i.) To be propagated from one to another; as, the disease spread into all parts of the city.
Spring (v. i.) To leap; to bound; to jump.
Spring (v. i.) To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
Spring (v. i.) To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
Spring (v. i.) To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
Spring (v. i.) To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
Spring (v. i.) To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out.
Spring (v. i.) To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
Spring (v. i.) To grow; to prosper.
Spring (v. i.) A leap; a bound; a jump.
Spring (v. i.) A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.
Spring (v. i.) Elastic power or force.
Spring (v. i.) An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.
Spring (v. i.) Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.
Spring (v. i.) Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.
Spring (v. i.) That which springs, or is originated, from a source;
Spring (v. i.) A race;
Spring (v. i.) A youth; a springal.
Spring (v. i.) A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.
Spring (v. i.) That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.
Spring (v. i.) The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.
Spring (v. i.) The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.
Spring (v. i.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.
Spring (v. i.) A
Springe (v. i.) A noose fastened to an elastic body, and drawn close with a sudden spring, whereby it catches a bird or other animal; a gin; a snare.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles.
Sprinkle (v. i.) To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
Sprint (v. i.) To run very rapidly; to run at full speed.
Sprit (v. i.) To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.
Sprit (v. i.) A small boom, pole, or spar, which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner, which it is used to extend and elevate.
Sprout (v. i.) The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a branch.
Sprout (v. i.) Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts.
Spruce (v. i.) To dress one's self with affected neatness; as, to spruce up.
Sprunt (v. i.) To spring up; to germinate; to spring forward or outward.
Spume (v. i.) To froth; to foam.
Spur (v. i.) To spur on one' horse; to travel with great expedition; to hasten; hence, to press forward in any pursuit.
Spurn (v. i.) To kick or toss up the heels.
Spurn (v. i.) To manifest disdain in rejecting anything; to make contemptuous opposition or resistance.
Spurt (v. i.) To gush or issue suddenly or violently out in a stream, as liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet; to spirt.
Spurt (v. i.) To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.
Sputter (v. i.) To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
Sputter (v. i.) To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva.
Sputter (v. i.) To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.
Spy (v. i.) To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
Squab (v. i.) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
Squabble (v. i.) To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.
Squabble (v. i.) To debate peevishly; to dispute.
Squail (v. i.) To throw sticls at cocks; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly.
Squall (v. i.) To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled.
Squander (v. i.) To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
Squander (v. i.) To wander at random; to scatter.
Square (v. i.) To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
Square (v. i.) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
Square (v. i.) To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off.
Squash (v. i.) To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
Squawk (v. i.) To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.
Squawl (v. i.) See Squall.
Squeak (v. i.) To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.
Squeak (v. i.) To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess.
Squeal (v. i.) To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain.
Squeal (v. i.) To turn informer; to betray a secret.
Squeeze (v. i.) To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
Squib (v. i.) To throw squibs; to utter sarcatic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little debate.
Squiggle (v. i.) To shake and wash a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed.
Squiggle (v. i.) To move about like an eel; to squirm.
Squint (v. i.) To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
Squint (v. i.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; -- to be cross-eyed.
Squint (v. i.) To deviate from a true
Squiny (v. i.) To squint.
Squirm (v. i.) To twist about briskly with contor/ions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.
Squirrel (v. i.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridae. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows.
Squirrel (v. i.) One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
Squirt (v. i.) To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; -- said of liquids.
Squirt (v. i.) Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.
Stab (v. i.) To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.
Stab (v. i.) To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
Stable (v. i.) Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.
Stable (v. i.) Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.
Stable (v. i.) Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.
Stable (v. i.) A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable.
Stable (v. i.) To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel.
Staddle (v. i.) Anything which serves for support; a staff; a prop; a crutch; a cane.
Staddle (v. i.) The frame of a stack of hay or grain.
Staddle (v. i.) A row of dried or drying hay, etc.
Staddle (v. i.) A small tree of any kind, especially a forest tree.
Stag (v. i.) To act as a "stag", or irregular dealer in stocks.
Stain (v. i.) To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.
Stale (v. i.) Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit, and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
Stale (v. i.) Not new; not freshly made; as, stele bread.
Stale (v. i.) Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out; decayed.
Stale (v. i.) Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty and power of pleasing; trite; common.
Stale (v. i.) That which is stale or worn out by long keeping, or by use.
Stale (v. i.) A prostitute.
Stale (v. i.) Urine, esp. that of beasts.
Stalk (v. i.) To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.
Stalk (v. i.) To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover.
Stalk (v. i.) To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.
Stall (v. i.) A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.
Stall (v. i.) A stable; a place for cattle.
Stall (v. i.) A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
Stall (v. i.) A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
Stall (v. i.) A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.
Stall (v. i.) In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
Stall (v. i.) The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.
Stall (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.
Stall (v. i.) To kennel, as dogs.
Stall (v. i.) To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
Stall (v. i.) To be tired of eating, as cattle.
Stammer (v. i.) To make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and diffivulty; to stutter.
Stamp (v. i.) To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
Stamp (v. i.) To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage.
Stamp (v. i.) To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
Stamp (v. i.) To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.
Stamp (v. i.) Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart.
Stamp (v. i.) To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc., into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin.
Stamp (v. i.) To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document.
Stamp (v. i.) To strike; to beat; to crush.
Stamp (v. i.) To strike the foot forcibly downward.
Stampede (v. i.) To run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
Stanch (v. i.) To cease, as the flowing of blood.
Stand (v. i.) The act of standing.
Stand (v. i.) A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
Stand (v. i.) A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
Stand (v. i.) A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
Stand (v. i.) A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.
Stand (v. i.) A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.
Stand (v. i.) A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
Stand (v. i.) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
Stand (v. i.) Rank; post; station; standing.
Stand (v. i.) A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
Stand (v. i.) A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.
Stand (v. i.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
Stang (v. i.) To shoot with pain.
Stank (v. i.) To sigh.
Star (v. i.) To be bright, or attract attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent; to play a part as a theatrical star.
Stare (v. i.) To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.
Stare (v. i.) To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.
Stare (v. i.) To stand out; to project; to bristle.
Start (v. i.) To leap; to jump.
Start (v. i.) To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.
Start (v. i.) To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business.
Start (v. i.) To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.
Start (v. i.) A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
Start (v. i.) The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.
Start (v. i.) The curved or inc
Start (v. i.) The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
Starve (v. i.) To die; to perish.
Starve (v. i.) To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent.
Starve (v. i.) To perish or die with cold.
Stave (v. i.) To burst in pieces by striking against something; to dash into fragments.
Staw (v. i.) To be fixed or set; to stay.
Stay (v. i.) To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
Stay (v. i.) To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
Stay (v. i.) To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
Stay (v. i.) To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
Stay (v. i.) To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
Stay (v. i.) To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
Stay (v. i.) To cause to cease; to put an end to.
Stay (v. i.) To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
Stay (v. i.) To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
Stay (v. i.) To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
Stay (v. i.) To continue in a state.
Stay (v. i.) To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
Stay (v. i.) To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
Stay (v. i.) To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
Stay (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
Stay (v. i.) To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
Stay (v. i.) To change tack; as a ship.
Steady (v. i.) To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Steal (v. i.) To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
Steal (v. i.) To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
Steam (v. i.) To emit steam or vapor.
Steam (v. i.) To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
Steam (v. i.) To move or travel by the agency of steam.
Steam (v. i.) To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
Steep (v. i.) To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
Steepen (v. i.) To become steep or steeper.
Steer (v. i.) To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.
Steer (v. i.) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
Steer (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.
Steeve (v. i.) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the
Stem (v. i.) Alt. of Steem
Steem (v. i.) To gleam.
Stem (v. i.) To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.
Stench (v. i.) A smell; an odor.
Stench (v. i.) An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink.
Stent (v. i.) To stint; to stop; to cease.
Step (v. i.) An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.
Step (v. i.) A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.
Step (v. i.) The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.
Step (v. i.) A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.
Step (v. i.) A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
Step (v. i.) Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.
Step (v. i.) Proceeding; measure; action; an act.
Step (v. i.) Walk; passage.
Step (v. i.) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
Step (v. i.) In general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.
Step (v. i.) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.
Step (v. i.) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
Step (v. i.) The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.
Step (v. i.) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.
Stew (v. i.) To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
Stick (v. i.) To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.
Stick (v. i.) To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
Stick (v. i.) To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.
Stick (v. i.) To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.
Stick (v. i.) To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
Stickle (v. i.) To separate combatants by intervening.
Stickle (v. i.) To contend, contest, or altercate, esp. in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
Stickle (v. i.) To play fast and loose; to pass from one side to the other; to trim.
Stiffen (v. i.) To become stiff or stiffer, in any sense of the adjective.
Stifle (v. i.) To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.
Stile (v. i.) A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
Stile (v. i.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised.
Still (v. i.) To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.
Stink (v. i.) To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.
Stint (v. i.) To stop; to cease.
Stipulate (v. i.) To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France.
Stir (v. i.) To move; to change one's position.
Stir (v. i.) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
Stir (v. i.) To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
Stir (v. i.) To rise, or be up, in the morning.
Stirrup (v. i.) A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, -- used to assist a person in mounting a horse, and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of the body.
Stirrup (v. i.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron.
Stirrup (v. i.) A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope.
Stirt (v. i.) Started; leaped.
Stitch (v. i.) A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
Stitch (v. i.) A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.
Stitch (v. i.) A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
Stitch (v. i.) A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.
Stitch (v. i.) A contortion, or twist.
Stitch (v. i.) Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.
Stitch (v. i.) A furrow.
Stitch (v. i.) To practice stitching, or needlework.
Stive (v. i.) To be stifled or suffocated.
Stoke (v. i.) To poke or stir up a fire; hence, to tend the fires of furnaces, steamers, etc.
Stomach (v. i.) To be angry.
Stomp (v. i.) To stamp with the foot.
Stond (v. i.) To stand.
Stool (v. i.) To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
Stoop (v. i.) To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward; to bend or lean forward; to inc
Stoop (v. i.) To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.
Stoop (v. i.) To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.
Stoop (v. i.) To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
Stoop (v. i.) To sink when on the wing; to alight.
Stoor (v. i.) To rise in clouds, as dust.
Stop (v. i.) To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.
Stop (v. i.) To cease from any motion, or course of action.
Stop (v. i.) To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.
Stope (v. i.) A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.
Storm (v. i.) To raise a tempest.
Storm (v. i.) To blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms.
Storm (v. i.) To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume.
Stound (v. i.) To be in pain or sorrow.
Stound (v. i.) Stunned.
Straddle (v. i.) To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart.
Straddle (v. i.) To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
Strain (v. i.) To make violent efforts.
Strain (v. i.) To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.
Strand (v. i.) To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.
Strange (v. i.) To be estranged or alienated.
Strange (v. i.) To wonder; to be astonished.
Strangle (v. i.) To be strangled, or suffocated.
Stray (v. i.) Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep.
Stream (v. i.) To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.
Stream (v. i.) To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.
Stream (v. i.) To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
Stream (v. i.) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
Streel (v. i.) To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along, carelessly, swaying in a kind of zigzag motion.
Strengthen (v. i.) To grow strong or stronger.
Stretch (v. i.) To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles.
Stretch (v. i.) To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.
Stretch (v. i.) To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.
Stretch (v. i.) To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts.
Stretch (v. i.) To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.
Strike (v. i.) To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.
Strike (v. i.) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
Strike (v. i.) To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.
Strike (v. i.) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.
Strike (v. i.) To make an attack; to aim a blow.
Strike (v. i.) To touch; to act by appulse.
Strike (v. i.) To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.
Strike (v. i.) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
Strike (v. i.) To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.
Strike (v. i.) To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.
Strike (v. i.) To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.
Strike (v. i.) To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters.
Strike (v. i.) To steal money.
Strip (v. i.) To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
Strip (v. i.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
Strive (v. i.) To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.
Strive (v. i.) To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth.
Strive (v. i.) To vie; to compete; to be a rival.
Stroam (v. i.) To wander about idly and vacantly.
Stroam (v. i.) To take long strides in walking.
Stroll (v. i.) To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
Stroot (v. i.) To swell out; to strut.
Strout (v. i.) To swell; to puff out; to project.
Strowl (v. i.) To stroll.
Stroy (v. i.) To destroy.
Struggle (v. i.) To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
Struggle (v. i.) To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
Struggle (v. i.) To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
Study (v. i.) A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.
Study (v. i.) Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
Study (v. i.) Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
Study (v. i.) A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
Study (v. i.) A representation or rendering of any object or scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a figure picture.
Study (v. i.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.
Stuff (v. i.) To feed gluttonously; to cram.
Stumble (v. i.) To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step.
Stumble (v. i.) To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.
Stumble (v. i.) To fall into a crime or an error; to err.
Stumble (v. i.) To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against.
Stump (v. i.) To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
Sturt (v. i.) To vex; to annoy; to startle.
Stut (v. i.) To stutter.
Sty (v. i.) A pen or inclosure for swine.
Sty (v. i.) A place of bestial debauchery.
Sty (v. i.) To soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup.
Sty (v. i.) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.
Subdivide (v. i.) To be, or to become, subdivided.
Sublime (v. i.) To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
Submerge (v. i.) To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.
Subminister (v. i.) To be subservient; to be useful.
Submit (v. i.) To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
Submit (v. i.) To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
Submit (v. i.) To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
Subscribe (v. i.) To sign one's name to a letter or other document.
Subscribe (v. i.) To give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree.
Subscribe (v. i.) To become surely; -- with for.
Subscribe (v. i.) To yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong.
Subscribe (v. i.) To set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum.
Subscribe (v. i.) To enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc.
Subserve (v. i.) To be subservient or subordinate; to serve in an inferior capacity.
Subside (v. i.) To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
Subside (v. i.) To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
Subside (v. i.) To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate; as, the sea subsides; the tumults of war will subside; the fever has subsided.
Subsist (v. i.) To be; to have existence; to inhere.
Subsist (v. i.) To continue; to retain a certain state.
Subsist (v. i.) To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live.
Subtilize (v. i.) To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.
Subvene (v. i.) To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
Subvert (v. i.) To overthrow anything from the foundation; to be subversive.
Succeed (v. i.) To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
Succeed (v. i.) Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
Succeed (v. i.) To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
Succeed (v. i.) To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
Succeed (v. i.) To go under cover.
Suck (v. i.) To draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube.
Suck (v. i.) To draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of an animal, is first nourished by sucking.
Suck (v. i.) To draw in; to imbibe; to partake.
Sucker (v. i.) To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.
Suckle (v. i.) To nurse; to suck.
Sue (v. i.) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
Sue (v. i.) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
Sue (v. i.) To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
Sue (v. i.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
Suffer (v. i.) To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety.
Suffer (v. i.) To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
Suffer (v. i.) To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.
Suffice (v. i.) To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
Suffocate (v. i.) To become choked, stifled, or smothered.
Sugar (v. i.) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; -- with the preposition off.
Suggest (v. i.) To make suggestions; to tempt.
Suit (v. i.) To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.
Sulk (v. i.) To be silently sullen; to be morose or obstinate.
Sully (v. i.) To become soiled or tarnished.
Summer (v. i.) To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
Sunder (v. i.) To part; to separate.
Sup (v. i.) To eat the evening meal; to take supper.
Superabound (v. i.) To be very abundant or exuberant; to be more than sufficient; as, the country superabounds with corn.
Superannuate (v. i.) To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.
Supererogate (v. i.) To do more than duty requires; to perform works of supererogation; to atone (for a dificiency in another) by means of a surplus action or quality.
Superfetate (v. i.) To conceive after a prior conception, but before the birth of the offspring.
Superfete (v. i.) To superfetate.
Supervene (v. i.) To come as something additional or extraneous; to occur with reference or relation to something else; to happen upon or after something else; to be added; to take place; to happen.
Supper (v. i.) To take supper; to sup.
Supple (v. i.) To become soft and pliant.
Supplicate (v. i.) To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.
Suppose (v. i.) To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
Suppurate (v. i.) To generate pus; as, a boil or abscess suppurates.
Surcease (v. i.) To cease.
Surfeit (v. i.) To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess.
Surfeit (v. i.) To indulge to satiety in any gratification.
Surge (v. i.) To swell; to rise hifg and roll.
Surge (v. i.) To slip along a windlass.
Surmount (v. i.) To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
Surmount (v. i.) To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.
Surmount (v. i.) To surpass; to exceed.
Surrebound (v. i.) To give back echoes; to reecho.
Surrebut (v. i.) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.
Surrejoin (v. i.) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.
Surrender (v. i.) To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.
Survive (v. i.) To remain alive; to continue to live.
Suspect (v. i.) To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
Suspend (v. i.) To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
Suspire (v. i.) To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe.
Suttle (v. i.) To act as sutler; to supply provisions and other articles to troops.
Swag (v. i.) To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing.
Swag (v. i.) To sink down by its weight; to sag.
Swagger (v. i.) To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
Swagger (v. i.) To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
Swaip (v. i.) To walk proudly; to sweep along.
Swallow (v. i.) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
Swamp (v. i.) To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.
Swamp (v. i.) To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.
Swap (v. i.) To strike; -- with off.
Swap (v. i.) To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop.
Swarf (v. i.) To grow languid; to faint.
Swarm (v. i.) To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin.
Swarm (v. i.) To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer.
Swarm (v. i.) To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.
Swarm (v. i.) To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.
Swarm (v. i.) To abound; to be filled (with).
Swarm (v. i.) To breed multitudes.
Swarve (v. i.) To swerve.
Swarve (v. i.) To climb.
Swash (v. i.) To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.
Swash (v. i.) To fall violently or noisily.
Swash (v. i.) To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.
Sway (v. i.) To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.
Sway (v. i.) To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide.
Sway (v. i.) To cause to inc
Sway (v. i.) To hoist; as, to sway up the yards.
Sway (v. i.) To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to inc
Sway (v. i.) To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward.
Sway (v. i.) To have weight or influence.
Sway (v. i.) To bear sway; to rule; to govern.
Sweal (v. i.) To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to waste away without feeding the flame.
Swear (v. i.) To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.
Swear (v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
Swear (v. i.) To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.
Sweat (v. i.) To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
Sweat (v. i.) Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
Sweat (v. i.) To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
Sweat (v. i.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.
Sweat (v. i.) The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.
Sweat (v. i.) Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.
Sweat (v. i.) The sweating sickness.
Sweat (v. i.) A short run by a race horse in exercise.
Sweep (v. i.) To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.
Sweep (v. i.) To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.
Sweep (v. i.) To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
Sweep (v. i.) To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.
Sweep (v. i.) To strike with a long stroke.
Sweep (v. i.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.
Sweep (v. i.) To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.
Sweep (v. i.) To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.
Sweep (v. i.) To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.
Sweep (v. i.) To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.
Sweeten (v. i.) To become sweet.
Swell (v. i.) To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
Swell (v. i.) To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.
Swell (v. i.) To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
Swell (v. i.) To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
Swell (v. i.) To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
Swell (v. i.) To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.
Swell (v. i.) To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.
Swell (v. i.) To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
Swell (v. i.) To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand.
Swell (v. i.) To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.
Swell (v. i.) To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.
Swelt (v. i.) To die; to perish.
Swelt (v. i.) To faint; to swoon.
Swelter (v. i.) To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish with heat.
Swelter (v. i.) To welter; to soak.
Sweltry (v. i.) Suffocating with heat; oppressively hot; sultry.
Swerve (v. i.) To stray; to wander; to rope.
Swerve (v. i.) To go out of a straight
Swerve (v. i.) To wander from any
Swerve (v. i.) To bend; to inc
Swerve (v. i.) To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
Swift (v. i.) Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.
Swift (v. i.) Of short continuance; passing away quickly.
Swill (v. i.) To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.
Swim (v. i.) To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.
Swim (v. i.) To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.
Swim (v. i.) To be overflowed or drenched.
Swim (v. i.) Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
Swim (v. i.) To be filled with swimming animals.
Swim (v. i.) To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.
Swing (v. i.) To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
Swing (v. i.) To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
Swing (v. i.) To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.
Swingle (v. i.) To dangle; to wave hanging.
Swingle (v. i.) To swing for pleasure.
Swingletree (v. i.) A whiffletree, or whippletree. See Singletree.
Swink (v. i.) To labor; to toil; to salve.
Swish (v. i.) To dash; to swash.
Switch (v. i.) To walk with a jerk.
Swivel (v. i.) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
Swoon (v. i.) To sink into a fainting fit, in which there is an apparent suspension of the vital functions and mental powers; to faint; -- often with away.
Swoop (v. i.) To descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to swoop.
Swoop (v. i.) To pass with pomp; to sweep.
Sycophant (v. i.) To play the sycophant.
Sycophantize (v. i.) To play the sycophant.
Syllogize (v. i.) To reason by means of syllogisms.
Symbolize (v. i.) To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize.
Symbolize (v. i.) To hold the same faith; to agree.
Symbolize (v. i.) To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
Sympathize (v. i.) To have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain.
Sympathize (v. i.) To feel in consequence of what another feels; to be affected by feelings similar to those of another, in consequence of knowing the person to be thus affected.
Sympathize (v. i.) To agree; to be in accord; to harmonize.
Symphonize (v. i.) To agree; to be in harmony.
Synchronize (v. i.) To agree in time; to be simultaneous.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".