Intransitive Verbs Starting with U

Ulcerate (v. i.) To be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous.

Ululate (v. i.) To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

Umbecast (v. i.) To cast about; to consider; to ponder.

Umpire (v. i.) To act as umpire or arbitrator.

Unarm (v. i.) To puff off, or lay down, one's arms or armor.

Unbend (v. i.) To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.

Unbend (v. i.) To relax in exertion, attention, severity, or the like; hence, to indulge in mirth or amusement.

Unbody (v. i.) To leave the body; to be disembodied; -- said of the soul or spirit.

Unbolt (v. i.) To explain or unfold a matter; to make a revelation.

Uncling (v. i.) To cease from clinging or adhering.

Uncloak (v. i.) To remove, or take off, one's cloak.

Uncongeal (v. i.) To thaw; to become liquid again.

Uncouple (v. i.) To roam at liberty.

Uncover (v. i.) To take off the hat or cap; to bare the head in token of respect.

Uncover (v. i.) To remove the covers from dishes, or the like.

Uncurl (v. i.) To become uncurled, or straight.

Undercreep (v. i.) To creep secretly or privily.

Undercry (v. i.) To cry aloud.

Underdo (v. i.) To do less than is requisite or proper; -- opposed to overdo.

Undergrow (v. i.) To grow to an inferior, or less than the usual, size or height.

Underheave (v. i.) To heave or lift from below.

Underlay (v. i.) To inc

Underlie (v. i.) To lie below or under.

Underplay (v. i.) To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.

Underplay (v. i.) To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.

Underpull (v. i.) To exert one's influence secretly.

Undersail (v. i.) To sail alongshore.

Understand (v. i.) To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.

Understand (v. i.) To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.

Undertake (v. i.) To take upon one's self, or assume, any business, duty, or province.

Undertake (v. i.) To venture; to hazard.

Undertake (v. i.) To give a promise or guarantee; to be surety.

Underwork (v. i.) To work or operate in secret or clandestinely.

Underwork (v. i.) To do less work than is proper or suitable.

Underwork (v. i.) To do work for a less price than current rates.

Underwrite (v. i.) To practice the business of insuring; to take a risk of insurance on a vessel or the like.

Undulate (v. i.) To move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air.

Unfold (v. i.) To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed.

Unite (v. i.) To become one; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine, as by adhesion or mixture; to coalesce; to grow together.

Unite (v. i.) To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert; as, all parties united in signing the petition.

Unlatch (v. i.) To open or loose by lifting the latch; as, to unlatch a door.

Unload (v. i.) To perform the act of unloading anything; as, let unload now.

Unloose (v. i.) To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union.

Unmask (v. i.) To put off a mask.

Unmoor (v. i.) To weigh anchor.

Unpredict (v. i.) To retract or falsify a previous prediction.

Unravel (v. i.) To become unraveled, in any sense.

Unroot (v. i.) To be torn up by the roots.

Unruffle (v. i.) To cease from being ruffled or agitated.

Unseem (v. i.) Not to seem.

Unsettle (v. i.) To become unsettled or unfixed; to be disordered.

Unswear (v. i.) To recall an oath.

Untappice (v. i.) to come out of concealment.

Untie (v. i.) To become untied or loosed.

Untwine (v. i.) To become untwined.

Unveil (v. i.) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.

Unwind (v. i.) To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted.

Upblow (v. i.) To blow up; as, the wind upblows from the sea.

Upbraid (v. i.) To utter upbraidings.

Upbreak (v. i.) To break upwards; to force away or passage to the surface.

Updive (v. i.) To spring upward; to rise.

Upflow (v. i.) To flow or stream up.

Upgaze (v. i.) To gaze upward.

Upgrow (v. i.) To grow up.

Upgush (v. i.) To gush upward.

Uplean (v. i.) To lean or inc

Uplook (v. i.) To look or gaze up.

Uprise (v. i.) To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon.

Uprise (v. i.) To have an upward direction or inclination.

Uproar (v. i.) To make an uproar.

Uprun (v. i.) To run up; to ascend.

Uprush (v. i.) To rush upward.

Upseek (v. i.) To seek or strain upward.

Upset (v. i.) To become upset.

Upshoot (v. i.) To shoot upward.

Upsoar (v. i.) To soar or mount up.

Upspear (v. i.) To grow or shoot up like a spear; as, upspearing grass.

Upspring (v. i.) To spring up.

Upstand (v. i.) To stand up; to be erected; to rise.

Upstare (v. i.) To stare or stand upward; hence, to be uplifted or conspicuous.

Upstart (v. i.) To start or spring up suddenly.

Upswell (v. i.) To swell or rise up.

Upthunder (v. i.) To send up a noise like thunder.

Upwreath (v. i.) To rise with a curling motion; to curl upward, as smoke.

Urge (v. i.) To press onward or forward.

Urge (v. i.) To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.

Urinate (v. i.) To discharge urine; to make water.

Urine (v. i.) To urinate.

Use (v. i.) To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; -- now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between "use to," and "used to."

Use (v. i.) To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of.

Usure (v. i.) To practice usury; to charge unlawful interest.

Usurp (v. i.) To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper.

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Mark McCracken

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