Intransitive Verbs Starting with T

Taber (v. i.) Same as Tabor.

Tabernacle (v. i.) To dwell or reside for a time; to be temporary housed.

Table (v. i.) To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

Tabor (v. i.) To play on a tabor, or little drum.

Tabor (v. i.) To strike lightly and frequently.

Tack (v. i.) To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.

Tag (v. i.) To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.

Tail (v. i.) To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; -- with in or into.

Tail (v. i.) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.

Tailor (v. i.) To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.

Taint (v. i.) To thrust ineffectually with a lance.

Taint (v. i.) To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting.

Taint (v. i.) To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.

Take (v. i.) To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.

Take (v. i.) To please; to gain reception; to succeed.

Take (v. i.) To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.

Take (v. i.) To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.

Tale (v. i.) That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.

Tale (v. i.) A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated.

Tale (v. i.) A count or declaration.

Tale (v. i.) To tell stories.

Tally (v. i.) To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.

Tally (v. i.) To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.

Tamper (v. i.) To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease.

Tamper (v. i.) To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.

Tamper (v. i.) To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.

Tan (v. i.) To get or become tanned.

Tang (v. i.) To make a ringing sound; to ring.

Tangle (v. i.) To be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle.

Tantamount (v. i.) To be tantamount or equivalent; to amount.

Tantivy (v. i.) To go away in haste.

Tap (v. i.) To strike a gentle blow.

Taper (v. i.) To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.

Tapish (v. i.) To lie close to the ground, so as to be concealed; to squat; to crouch; hence, to hide one's self.

Tappice (v. i.) Alt. of Tappis

Tappis (v. i.) See Tapish.

Tarnish (v. i.) To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a foul air.

Tarry (v. i.) To stay or remain behind; to wait.

Tarry (v. i.) To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.

Tarry (v. i.) To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.

Tassel (v. i.) To put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels.

Taste (v. i.) To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.

Taste (v. i.) To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.

Taste (v. i.) To take sparingly.

Taste (v. i.) To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.

Tattle (v. i.) To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat.

Tattle (v. i.) To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer; as, a tattling girl.

Tautologize (v. i.) To repeat the same thing in different words.

Tea (v. i.) To take or drink tea.

Teach (v. i.) To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.

Team (v. i.) To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.

Tear (v. i.) To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.

Tear (v. i.) To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.

Teem (v. i.) To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.

Teem (v. i.) To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.

Teeth (v. i.) To breed, or grow, teeth.

Te-hee (v. i.) To titter; to laugh derisively.

Tell (v. i.) To give an account; to make report.

Tell (v. i.) To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.

Temper (v. i.) To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.

Temper (v. i.) To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.

Tempest (v. i.) To storm.

Tend (v. i.) To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.

Tend (v. i.) To await; to expect.

Tent (v. i.) To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.

Tenter (v. i.) To admit extension.

Tergiversate (v. i.) To shift; to practice evasion; to use subterfuges; to shuffle.

Terminate (v. i.) To be limited in space by a point,

Terminate (v. i.) To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

Test (v. i.) To make a testament, or will.

Testamentize (v. i.) To make a will.

Testify (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.

Testify (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.

Testify (v. i.) To declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; -- with against.

Tew (v. i.) To work hard; to strive; to fuse.

Thaw (v. i.) To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.

Thaw (v. i.) To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.

Thaw (v. i.) Fig.: To grow gentle or genial.

The (v. i.) See Thee.

Theologize (v. i.) To frame a system of theology; to theorize or speculate upon theological subjects.

Theorize (v. i.) To form a theory or theories; to form opinions solely by theory; to speculate.

Theosophize (v. i.) To practice theosophy.

Thicken (v. i.) To become thick.

Thin (v. i.) To grow or become thin; -- used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

Thole (v. i.) To wait.

Thou (v. i.) To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends.

Threap (v. i.) To contend obstinately; to be pertinacious.

Threaten (v. i.) To use threats, or menaces; also, to have a threatening appearance.

Thrill (v. i.) To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame.

Thrill (v. i.) To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.

Thrive (v. i.) To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.

Thrive (v. i.) To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.

Thrive (v. i.) To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

Throb (v. i.) To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of the heart, pulse, etc.

Throdden (v. i.) To grow; to thrive.

Throe (v. i.) To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.

Throne (v. i.) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.

Throng (v. i.) To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes.

Throttle (v. i.) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.

Throttle (v. i.) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.

Throw (v. i.) To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.

Thrum (v. i.) To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to strum.

Thrum (v. i.) Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table.

Thrust (v. i.) To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.

Thrust (v. i.) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.

Thrust (v. i.) To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude.

Thumb (v. i.) To play with the thumb or thumbs; to play clumsily; to thrum.

Thump (v. i.) To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.

Thwart (v. i.) To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner.

Thwart (v. i.) Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.

Tibicinate (v. i.) To play on a tibia, or pipe.

Tick (v. i.) To go on trust, or credit.

Tick (v. i.) To give tick; to trust.

Tick (v. i.) To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.

Tick (v. i.) To strike gently; to pat.

Tickle (v. i.) To feel titillation.

Tickle (v. i.) To excite the sensation of titillation.

Tidy (v. i.) To make things tidy.

Tie (v. i.) To make a tie; to make an equal score.

Tiff (v. i.) To be in a pet.

Till (v. i.) To cultivate land.

Tiller (v. i.) To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread plants by tillering.

Tillow (v. i.) See 3d Tiller.

Tilt (v. i.) To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances.

Tilt (v. i.) To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.

Timber (v. i.) To light on a tree.

Timber (v. i.) To make a nest.

Time (v. i.) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.

Time (v. i.) To pass time; to delay.

Tine (v. i.) To kindle; to rage; to smart.

Ting (v. i.) To sound or ring, as a bell; to tinkle.

Tingle (v. i.) To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound.

Tingle (v. i.) To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.

Tingle (v. i.) To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.

Tink (v. i.) To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle.

Tinker (v. i.) To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.

Tinkle (v. i.) To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.

Tinkle (v. i.) To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.

Tip (v. i.) To fall on, or inc

Tipple (v. i.) To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors; especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but without absolute drunkeness.

Tiptoe (v. i.) To step or walk on tiptoe.

Tire (v. i.) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.

Tire (v. i.) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.

Tire (v. i.) To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

Tithe (v. i.) Tp pay tithes.

Titter (v. i.) To seesaw. See Teeter.

Titter-totter (v. i.) See Teeter.

Tittle-tattle (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate.

Titubate (v. i.) To stumble.

Titubate (v. i.) To rock or roll, as a curved body on a plane.

Toboggan (v. i.) To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan.

Toddle (v. i.) To walk with short, tottering steps, as a child.

Toe (v. i.) To hold or carry the toes (in a certain way).

Toil (v. i.) To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.

Toll (v. i.) To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.

Toll (v. i.) To pay toll or tallage.

Toll (v. i.) To take toll; to raise a tax.

Tongue (v. i.) To talk; to prate.

Tongue (v. i.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.

Toot (v. i.) To stand out, or be prominent.

Toot (v. i.) To peep; to look narrowly.

Toot (v. i.) To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown.

Top (v. i.) To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges and topping mountains.

Top (v. i.) To predominate; as, topping passions.

Top (v. i.) To excel; to rise above others.

Tope (v. i.) To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.

Topple (v. i.) To fall forward; to pitch or tumble down.

Toss (v. i.) To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.

Toss (v. i.) To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.

Toswink (v. i.) To labor excessively.

Totter (v. i.) To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be unsteady; to stagger; as,an old man totters with age.

Totter (v. i.) To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.

Totly (v. i.) To walk in a wavering, unsteady manner; to toddle; to topple.

Touch (v. i.) To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.

Touch (v. i.) To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.

Touch (v. i.) To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; -- often with on or upon.

Touch (v. i.) To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.

Tour (v. i.) To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.

Tout (v. i.) To act as a tout. See 2d Tout.

Tout (v. i.) To ply or seek for customers.

Tout (v. i.) To toot a horn.

Tower (v. i.) To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.

Toy (v. i.) To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.

Trace (v. i.) To walk; to go; to travel.

Trade (v. i.) To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.

Trade (v. i.) To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.

Trade (v. i.) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.

Traffic (v. i.) To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.

Traffic (v. i.) To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.

Trail (v. i.) To be drawn out in length; to follow after.

Trail (v. i.) To grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.

Train (v. i.) To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.

Train (v. i.) To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.

Traipse (v. i.) To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner.


Tramp (v. i.) To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

Tramp (v. i.) To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.

Tramp (v. i.) To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.

Tramp (v. i.) To travel; to wander; to stroll.

Trample (v. i.) To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.

Trample (v. i.) To tread in contempt; -- with on or upon.

Trampoose (v. i.) To walk with labor, or heavily; to tramp.

Trance (v. i.) To pass; to travel.

Transact (v. i.) To conduct matters; to manage affairs.

Transcend (v. i.) To climb; to mount.

Transcend (v. i.) To be transcendent; to excel.

Transcorporate (v. i.) To transmigrate.

Transcur (v. i.) To run or rove to and fro.

Transform (v. i.) To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.

Transfreight (v. i.) To transfrete.

Transfrete (v. i.) To pass over a strait or narrow sea.

Transgress (v. i.) To offend against the law; to sin.

Translate (v. i.) To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.

Transmigrate (v. i.) To pass from one country or jurisdiction to another for the purpose of residence, as men or families; to migrate.

Transmigrate (v. i.) To pass from one body or condition into another.

Transpass (v. i.) To pass by; to pass away.

Transpire (v. i.) To pass off in the form of vapor or insensible perspiration; to exhale.

Transpire (v. i.) To evaporate from living cells.

Transpire (v. i.) To escape from secrecy; to become public; as, the proceedings of the council soon transpired.

Transpire (v. i.) To happen or come to pass; to occur.

Transude (v. i.) To pass, as perspirable matter does, through the pores or interstices of textures; as, liquor may transude through leather or wood.

Trant (v. i.) To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle.

Trap (v. i.) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

Trape (v. i.) To walk or run about in an idle or slatternly manner; to traipse.

Trapes (v. i.) To go about in an idle or slatternly fashion; to trape; to traipse.

Trash (v. i.) To follow with violence and trampling.

Traunt (v. i.) Same as Trant.

Travel (v. i.) To labor; to travail.

Travel (v. i.) To go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets.

Travel (v. i.) To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California.

Travel (v. i.) To pass; to go; to move.

Traverse (v. i.) To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.

Traverse (v. i.) To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.

Traverse (v. i.) To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.

Tread (v. i.) To set the foot; to step.

Tread (v. i.) To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.

Tread (v. i.) To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.

Treat (v. i.) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; -- usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties.

Treat (v. i.) To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.

Treat (v. i.) To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.

Treble (v. i.) To become threefold.

Tremble (v. i.) To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal.

Tremble (v. i.) To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.

Tremble (v. i.) To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.

Trench (v. i.) To encroach; to intrench.

Trench (v. i.) To have direction; to aim or tend.

Trenchmore (v. i.) To dance the trenchmore.

Trend (v. i.) To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest.

Trendle (v. i.) A wheel, spindle, or the like; a trundle.

Trespass (v. i.) To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.

Trespass (v. i.) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.

Trespass (v. i.) To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.

Trespass (v. i.) To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; to sin; -- often followed by against.

Tribute (v. i.) To pay as tribute.

Trill (v. i.) To flow in a small stream, or in drops rapidly succeeding each other; to trickle.

Trill (v. i.) To utter trills or a trill; to play or sing in tremulous vibrations of sound; to have a trembling sound; to quaver.

Trim (v. i.) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

Trinket (v. i.) To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.

Trinkle (v. i.) To act secretly, or in an underhand way; to tamper.

Tripartite (v. i.) Divided into three parts; triparted; as, a tripartite leaf.

Tripartite (v. i.) Having three corresponding parts or copies; as, to make indentures tripartite.

Tripartite (v. i.) Made between three parties; as, a tripartite treaty.

Tripudiate (v. i.) To dance.

Triumplant (v. i.) Rejoicing for victory; triumphing; exultant.

Triumplant (v. i.) Celebrating victory; expressive of joy for success; as, a triumphant song or ode.

Triumplant (v. i.) Graced with conquest; victorious.

Triumplant (v. i.) Of or pertaining to triumph; triumphal.

Troat (v. i.) To cry, as a buck in rutting time.

Troll (v. i.) To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.

Troll (v. i.) To move rapidly; to wag.

Troll (v. i.) To take part in trolling a song.

Troll (v. i.) To fish with a rod whose

Troop (v. i.) To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.

Troop (v. i.) To march on; to go forward in haste.

Trot (v. i.) To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.

Trot (v. i.) The pace of a horse or other quadruped, more rapid than a walk, but of various degrees of swiftness, in which one fore foot and the hind foot of the opposite side are lifted at the same time.

Trot (v. i.) Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying.

Trot (v. i.) One who trots; a child; a woman.

Truant (v. i.) To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant.

Truck (v. i.) A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.

Truck (v. i.) A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles.

Truck (v. i.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels.

Truck (v. i.) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.

Truck (v. i.) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes.

Truck (v. i.) A freight car.

Truck (v. i.) A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.

Truck (v. i.) To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.

Truckle (v. i.) To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep.

Trudge (v. i.) To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily.

Trump (v. i.) To blow a trumpet.

Trump (v. i.) To play a trump card when one of another suit has been led.

Trumpet (v. i.) To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.

Trundle (v. i.) A round body; a little wheel.

Trundle (v. i.) A lind of low-wheeled cart; a truck.

Trundle (v. i.) A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.

Trundle (v. i.) A lantern wheel. See under Lantern.

Trundle (v. i.) One of the bars of a lantern wheel.

Trundle (v. i.) To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another.

Trundle (v. i.) To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop.

Trust (v. i.) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.

Trust (v. i.) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.

Trust (v. i.) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.

Try (v. i.) To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.

Try (v. i.) To do; to fare; as, how do you try!

Tryst (v. i.) To mutually agree to meet at a certain place.

Tubicinate (v. i.) To blow a trumpet.

Tuck (v. i.) To contract; to draw together.

Tuft (v. i.) To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.

Tug (v. i.) To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.

Tug (v. i.) To labor; to strive; to struggle.

Tumble (v. i.) To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses.

Tumble (v. i.) To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold.

Tumble (v. i.) To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat.

Tumefy (v. i.) To rise in a tumor; to swell.

Tumulate (v. i.) To swell.

Tumult (v. i.) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

Tumultuate (v. i.) To make a tumult.

Tun (v. i.) To put into tuns, or casks.

Tune (v. i.) To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.

Tune (v. i.) To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.

Turbinate (v. i.) To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl.

Turgesce (v. i.) To become turgid; to swell or be inflated.

Turmoil (v. i.) To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.

Turn (v. i.) To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns on his heel.

Turn (v. i.) Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.

Turn (v. i.) To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.

Turn (v. i.) To be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.

Turn (v. i.) To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one color turns to another; to turn Mohammedan.

Turn (v. i.) To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.

Turn (v. i.) To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.

Turn (v. i.) To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.

Turn (v. i.) To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.

Turn (v. i.) To become inc

Turn (v. i.) To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.

Turn (v. i.) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.

Turn (v. i.) To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.

Tusk (v. i.) To bare or gnash the teeth.

Twang (v. i.) To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged.

Twattle (v. i.) To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to twaddle; as, a twattling gossip.

Twiddle (v. i.) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.

Twill (v. i.) To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal

Twin (v. i.) To bring forth twins.

Twin (v. i.) To be born at the same birth.

Twin (v. i.) To depart from a place or thing.

Twine (v. i.) To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

Twine (v. i.) To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

Twine (v. i.) To turn round; to revolve.

Twine (v. i.) To ascend in spiral

Twinge (v. i.) To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

Twinge (v. i.) To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.

Twinge (v. i.) To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

Twink (v. i.) To twinkle.

Twinkle (v. i.) To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.

Twinkle (v. i.) To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.

Twire (v. i.) To peep; to glance obliquely; to leer.

Twire (v. i.) To twinkle; to glance; to gleam.

Twire (v. i.) To sing, or twitter.

Twirl (v. i.) To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.

Twist (v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

Twist (v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

Twitter (v. i.) To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.

Twitter (v. i.) To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle.

Twitter (v. i.) To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.

Tympanize (v. i.) To drum.

Tyne (v. i.) To become lost; to perish.

Tyrannize (v. i.) To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with unjust and oppressive severity; to exercise power others not permitted by law or required by justice, or with a severity not necessary to the ends of justice and government; as, a prince will often tyrannize over his subjects; masters sometimes tyrannize over their servants or apprentices.

Tyrant (v. i.) To act like a tyrant; to play the tyrant; to tyrannical.

Tyre (v. i.) To prey. See 4th Tire.

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