Transitive Verbs Starting with F
F (v. t.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F /) is a tone intermediate between F and G.
Fable (v. t.) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
Fabric (v. t.) To frame; to build; to construct.
Fabricate (v. t.) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
Fabricate (v. t.) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.
Fabricate (v. t.) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
Face (v. t.) To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.
Face (v. t.) To Confront impudently; to bully.
Face (v. t.) To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.
Face (v. t.) To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
Face (v. t.) To
Face (v. t.) To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
Face (v. t.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
Face (v. t.) To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
Facet (v. t.) To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
Facilitate (v. t.) To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.
Facsimile (v. t.) To make a facsimile of.
Factor (v. t.) To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.
Factorize (v. t.) To give warning to; -- said of a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, the warning being to the effect that he shall not pay the money or deliver the property of the defendant in his hands to him, but appear and answer the suit of the plaintiff.
Factorize (v. t.) To attach (the effects of a debtor) in the hands of a third person ; to garnish. See Garnish.
Fade (v. t.) To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
Fag (v. t.) To tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged out.
Fag (v. t.) Anything that fatigues.
Fagot (v. t.) To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.
Fail (v. t.) To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert.
Fail (v. t.) To miss of attaining; to lose.
Faint (v. t.) To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
Fair (v. t.) To make fair or beautiful.
Fair (v. t.) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's
Fake (v. t.) To coil (a rope,
Fake (v. t.) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
Fake (v. t.) To make; to construct; to do.
Fake (v. t.) To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
Fall (v. t.) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
Fall (v. t.) To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
Fall (v. t.) To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
Fall (v. t.) To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
Fall (v. t.) To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
Fall (v. t.) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
Fall (v. t.) To dec
Fall (v. t.) To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
Fall (v. t.) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.
Fall (v. t.) To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
Fall (v. t.) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
Fall (v. t.) To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
Fall (v. t.) To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
Fall (v. t.) To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
Fall (v. t.) To come; to occur; to arrive.
Fall (v. t.) To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
Fall (v. t.) To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
Fall (v. t.) To belong or appertain.
Fall (v. t.) To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
Fall (v. t.) To let fall; to drop.
Fall (v. t.) To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
Fall (v. t.) To diminish; to lessen or lower.
Fall (v. t.) To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
Fall (v. t.) To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
Falter (v. t.) To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
Falter (v. t.) To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
Fame (v. t.) To report widely or honorably.
Fame (v. t.) To make famous or renowned.
Familiarize (v. t.) To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one's self with scenes of distress.
Familiarize (v. t.) To make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study; as, to familiarize one's self with a business, a book, or a science.
Family (v. t.) The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
Family (v. t.) The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
Family (v. t.) Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of Abraham; the father of a family.
Family (v. t.) Course of descent; genealogy;
Family (v. t.) Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.
Family (v. t.) A group of kindred or closely related individuals; as, a family of languages; a family of States; the chlorine family.
Family (v. t.) A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoology a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.
Famish (v. t.) To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger.
Famish (v. t.) To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger.
Famish (v. t.) To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
Famish (v. t.) To force or constrain by famine.
Fanaticize (v. t.) To cause to become a fanatic.
Fancied (v. t.) Formed or conceived by the fancy; unreal; as, a fancied wrong.
Fancy (v. t.) To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
Fancy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
Fancy (v. t.) To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).
Fang (v. t.) The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; esp., one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider.
Fang (v. t.) Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.
Fang (v. t.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth.
Fang (v. t.) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course.
Fang (v. t.) A projecting tooth or prong, as in a part of a lock, or the plate of a belt clamp, or the end of a tool, as a chisel, where it enters the handle.
Fang (v. t.) The valve of a pump box.
Fang (v. t.) A bend or loop of a rope.
Fangle (v. t.) Something new-fashioned; a foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
Fangle (v. t.) To fashion.
Fantasy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.
Farce (v. t.) To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
Farce (v. t.) To render fat.
Farce (v. t.) To swell out; to render pompous.
Farce (v. t.) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
Farce (v. t.) A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.
Farce (v. t.) Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.
Farctate (v. t.) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; -- opposed to tubular or hollow.
Fard (v. t.) To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.
Fardel (v. t.) To make up in fardels.
Farfetch (v. t.) To bring from far; to seek out studiously.
Farl (v. t.) Same as Furl.
Farm (v. t.) To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
Farm (v. t.) To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
Farm (v. t.) To take at a certain rent or rate.
Farm (v. t.) To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.
Farther (v. t.) To help onward. [R.] See Further.
Fascinate (v. t.) To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.
Fascinate (v. t.) To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms.
Fash (v. t.) To vex; to tease; to trouble.
Fashion (v. t.) To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.
Fashion (v. t.) To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.
Fashion (v. t.) To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.
Fashion (v. t.) To forge or counterfeit.
Father (v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.
Father (v. t.) To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
Father (v. t.) To provide with a father.
Fathom (v. t.) To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.
Fathom (v. t.) The measure by a sounding
Fatigate (v. t.) To weary; to tire; to fatigue.
Fatten (v. t.) To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.
Fatten (v. t.) To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood.
Fault (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
Fault (v. t.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
Fay (v. t.) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.
Faze (v. t.) See Feeze.
Feague (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drive.
Feast (v. t.) To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king.
Feast (v. t.) To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
Feat (v. t.) To form; to fashion.
Feather (v. t.) To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap.
Feather (v. t.) To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.
Feather (v. t.) To render light as a feather; to give wings to.
Feather (v. t.) To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.
Feather (v. t.) To tread, as a cock.
Feathering (v. t.) A covering of feathers.
Feaze (v. t.) To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope.
Feaze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; also, to humble; to harass; to worry.
Feazings (v. t.) The unlaid or ragged end of a rope.
Fecche (v. t.) To fetch.
Fecundate (v. t.) To make fruitful or prolific.
Fecundate (v. t.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as, in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma.
Fecundify (v. t.) To make fruitful; to fecundate.
Federalize (v. t.) To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution.
Fee (v. t.) To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
Feeble (v. t.) To make feble; to enfeeble.
Feed (v. t.) To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
Feed (v. t.) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
Feed (v. t.) To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.
Feed (v. t.) To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
Feed (v. t.) To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
Feed (v. t.) To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.
Feed (v. t.) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
Feed (v. t.) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).
Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
Feel (v. t.) To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
Feel (v. t.) To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
Feel (v. t.) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
Feel (v. t.) To perceive; to observe.
Feeze (v. t.) To turn, as a screw.
Feeze (v. t.) To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry.
Feign (v. t.) To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
Feign (v. t.) To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
Feign (v. t.) To dissemble; to conceal.
Feize (v. t.) See Feeze, v. t.
Fe-licify (v. t.) To make happy; to felicitate.
Felicitate (v. t.) To make very happy; to delight.
Felicitate (v. t.) To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate.
Fell (v. t.) To sew or hem; -- said of seams.
Fellow (v. t.) To suit with; to pair with; to match.
Fellowfeel (v. t.) To share through sympathy; to participate in.
Fellowship (v. t.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.
Felt (v. t.) To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.
Felt (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine.
Felter (v. t.) To clot or mat together like felt.
Femalize (v. t.) To make, or to describe as, female or feminine.
Feminize (v. t.) To make womanish or effeminate.
Fence (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
Fence (v. t.) To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
Fend (v. t.) To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward off; to shut out; -- often with off; as, to fend off blows.
Feoff (v. t.) To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal hereditament to; to enfeoff.
Ferruminate (v. t.) To solder or unite, as metals.
Ferry (v. t.) To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
Ferry (v. t.) A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
Ferry (v. t.) A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
Ferry (v. t.) A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
Fertilitate (v. t.) To fertilize; to fecundate.
Fertilize (v. t.) To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows.
Fertilize (v. t.) To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower.
Ferule (v. t.) To punish with a ferule.
Fester (v. t.) To cause to fester or rankle.
Festeye (v. t.) To feast; to entertain.
Festoon (v. t.) To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.
Fet (v. t.) To fetch.
Fetch (v. t.) To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get.
Fetch (v. t.) To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
Fetch (v. t.) To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.
Fetch (v. t.) To reduce; to throw.
Fetch (v. t.) To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh.
Fetch (v. t.) To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
Fetch (v. t.) To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.
Fete (v. t.) To feast; to honor with a festival.
Fette (v. t.) To fetch.
Feudalize (v. t.) To reduce toa feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.
feuter (v. t.) To set close; to fix in rest, as a spear.
Fever (v. t.) To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
Fey (v. t.) To cleanse; to clean out.
Feyne (v. t.) To feign.
Fiance (v. t.) To betroth; to affiance.
Fib (v. t.) To tell a fib to.
Fiddle (v. t.) To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
Field (v. t.) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.
Fight (v. t.) To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
Fight (v. t.) To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
Fight (v. t.) To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
Figure (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Figure (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
Filch (v. t.) To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little value); to pilfer.
File (v. t.) To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers.
File (v. t.) To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
File (v. t.) To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court.
File (v. t.) To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
File (v. t.) To smooth or polish as with a file.
File (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.
Filiate (v. t.) To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.
Fill (v. t.) A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
Fillet (v. t.) To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
Fillip (v. t.) To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
Fillip (v. t.) To snap; to project quickly.
Film (v. t.) To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
Filtrate (v. t.) To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation.
Fimbriate (v. t.) To hem; to fringe.
Fin (v. t.) To carve or cut up, as a chub.
Find (v. t.) To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
Find (v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
Find (v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
Find (v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
Find (v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
Find (v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.
Find (v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
Find (v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
Find (v. t.) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.
Fine (v. t.) To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
Finedraw (v. t.) To sew up, so nicely that the seam is not perceived; to renter.
Fineer (v. t.) To veneer.
Finestill (v. t.) To distill, as spirit from molasses or some saccharine preparation.
Finger (v. t.) To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
Finger (v. t.) To touch lightly; to toy with.
Finger (v. t.) To perform on an instrument of music.
Finger (v. t.) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
Finger (v. t.) To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
Finger (v. t.) To execute, as any delicate work.
Finish (v. t.) To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
Finish (v. t.) To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
Fire (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
Fire (v. t.) To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
Fire (v. t.) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
Fire (v. t.) To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
Fire (v. t.) To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
Fire (v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
Fire (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
Fire (v. t.) To drive by fire.
Fire (v. t.) To cauterize.
Firk (v. t.) To beat; to strike; to chastise.
Fish (v. t.) To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
Fish (v. t.) To search by raking or sweeping.
Fish (v. t.) To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
Fish (v. t.) To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
Fishify (v. t.) To change to fish.
Fissure (v. t.) To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.
Fist (v. t.) To strike with the fist.
Fist (v. t.) To gripe with the fist.
Fit (v. t.) To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
Fit (v. t.) To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.
Fit (v. t.) To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
Fit (v. t.) To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.
Fix (v. t.) To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
Fix (v. t.) To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
Fix (v. t.) To transfix; to pierce.
Fix (v. t.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.
Fix (v. t.) To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.
Fix (v. t.) To
Flabbergast (v. t.) To astonish; to strike with wonder, esp. by extraordinary statements.
Flag (v. t.) To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
Flag (v. t.) To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
Flag (v. t.) To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
Flag (v. t.) To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
Flag (v. t.) To furnish or deck out with flags.
Flag (v. t.) To lay with flags of flat stones.
Flagellata (v. t.) An order of Infusoria, having one or two long, whiplike cilia, at the anterior end. It includes monads. See Infusoria, and Monad.
Flagellate (v. t.) To whip; to scourge; to flog.
Flagellum (v. t.) A young, flexible shoot of a plant; esp., the long trailing branch of a vine, or a slender branch in certain mosses.
Flagellum (v. t.) A long, whiplike cilium. See Flagellata.
Flagellum (v. t.) An appendage of the reproductive apparatus of the snail.
Flagellum (v. t.) A lashlike appendage of a crustacean, esp. the terminal ortion of the antennae and the epipodite of the maxilipeds. See Maxilliped.
Flagitate (v. t.) To importune; to demand fiercely or with passion.
Flagrate (v. t.) To burn.
Flake (v. t.) To form into flakes.
Flam (v. t.) To deceive with a falsehood.
Flame (v. t.) To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
Flange (v. t.) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
Flank (v. t.) To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon.
Flank (v. t.) To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of.
Flanker (v. t.) To defend by lateral fortifications.
Flanker (v. t.) To attack sideways.
Flapdragon (v. t.) To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour.
Flash (v. t.) To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.
Flash (v. t.) To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind.
Flash (v. t.) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 (b).
Flat (v. t.) To make flat; to flatten; to level.
Flat (v. t.) To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
Flat (v. t.) To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
Flatter (v. t.) To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by artful and interested commendation or attentions; to blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
Flatter (v. t.) To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
Flatter (v. t.) To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of; as, his portrait flatters him.
Flattery (v. t.) The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artiful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.
Flaunt (v. t.) To display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of.
Flavor (v. t.) To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest.
Flaw (v. t.) To crack; to make flaws in.
Flaw (v. t.) To break; to violate; to make of no effect.
Flawter (v. t.) To scrape o/ pare, as a skin.
Flay (v. t.) To skin; to strip off the skin or surface of; as, to flay an ox; to flay the green earth.
Flea (v. t.) To flay.
Flecker (v. t.) To fleck.
Fleece (v. t.) To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
Fleece (v. t.) To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.
Fleece (v. t.) To spread over as with wool.
Fleer (v. t.) To mock; to flout at.
Fleet (v. t.) To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.
Fleet (v. t.) To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.
Fleet (v. t.) To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
Fleet (v. t.) To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
Fleme (v. t.) To banish; to drive out; to expel.
Flench (v. t.) Same as Flence.
Flense (v. t.) To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.
Flesh (v. t.) To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.
Flesh (v. t.) To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
Flesh (v. t.) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
Fletch (v. t.) To feather, as an arrow.
Flex (v. t.) To bend; as, to flex the arm.
Flick (v. t.) To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots.
Fling (v. t.) To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond.
Fling (v. t.) To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.
Fling (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.
Flip (v. t.) To toss or fillip; as, to flip up a cent.
Flipe (v. t.) To turn inside out, or with the leg part back over the foot, as a stocking in pulling off or for putting on.
Flirt (v. t.) To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief.
Flirt (v. t.) To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.
Flirt (v. t.) To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock.
Flirt (v. t.) One who flirts; esp., a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.
Flitter (v. t.) To flutter; to move quickly; as, to flitter the cards.
Float (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.
Float (v. t.) To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.
Float (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet.
Float (v. t.) To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
Flock (v. t.) To flock to; to crowd.
Flock (v. t.) To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.
Flog (v. t.) To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows.
Flood (v. t.) To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
Flood (v. t.) To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
Floor (v. t.) To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
Floor (v. t.) To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.
Floor (v. t.) To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.
Flop (v. t.) To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
Flop (v. t.) To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.
Flote (v. t.) To fleet; to skim.
Flotten (v. t.) Skimmed.
Flounce (v. t.) To deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a petticoat or a frock.
Flour (v. t.) To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.
Flour (v. t.) To sprinkle with flour.
Flourish (v. t.) To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.
Flourish (v. t.) To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.
Flourish (v. t.) To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.
Flourish (v. t.) To develop; to make thrive; to expand.
Flout (v. t.) To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.
Flow (v. t.) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
Flow (v. t.) To cover with varnish.
Flower (v. t.) To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.
Fluctuate (v. t.) To cause to move as a wave; to put in motion.
Fluidize (v. t.) To render fluid.
Flunk (v. t.) To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty.
Flurry (v. t.) To put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm.
Flush (v. t.) To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer.
Flush (v. t.) To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
Flush (v. t.) To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
Flush (v. t.) To excite; to animate; to stir.
Flush (v. t.) To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
Fluster (v. t.) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle.
Flustrate (v. t.) To fluster.
Flute (v. t.) To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.
Flute (v. t.) To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.
Flutter (v. t.) To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.
Flutter (v. t.) To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.
Flux (v. t.) To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
Flux (v. t.) To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
Flux (v. t.) To cause a discharge from; to purge.
Fly (v. t.) To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc.
Fly (v. t.) To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.
Fly (v. t.) To hunt with a hawk.
Flyblow (v. t.) To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows.
Flyspeck (v. t.) To soil with flyspecks.
Focalize (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.
Focillate (v. t.) To nourish.
Focus (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.
Foe (v. t.) To treat as an enemy.
Fog (v. t.) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.
Fog (v. t.) To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.
Foil (v. t.) To tread under foot; to trample.
Foil (v. t.) To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.
Foil (v. t.) To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase.
Foil (v. t.) To defile; to soil.
Foin (v. t.) To prick; to st?ng.
Foist (v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.
Fold (v. t.) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.
Fold (v. t.) To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
Fold (v. t.) To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
Fold (v. t.) To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
Fold (v. t.) To confine in a fold, as sheep.
Foliage (v. t.) To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves.
Foliate (v. t.) To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
Foliate (v. t.) To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.
Fol'io (v. t.) To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.
Follow (v. t.) To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
Follow (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
Follow (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
Follow (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example.
Follow (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
Follow (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
Follow (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
Follow (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
Folwe (v. t.) To follow.
Foment (v. t.) To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.
Foment (v. t.) To cherish with heat; to foster.
Foment (v. t.) To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; -- used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.
Fond (v. t.) To caress; to fondle.
Fonge (v. t.) To take; to receive.
Food (v. t.) To supply with food.
Fool (v. t.) To infatuate; to make foolish.
Fool (v. t.) To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
Foolify (v. t.) To make a fool of; to befool.
Foot (v. t.) To kick with the foot; to spurn.
Foot (v. t.) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
Foot (v. t.) To tread; as, to foot the green.
Foot (v. t.) To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.
Foot (v. t.) The size or strike with the talon.
Foot (v. t.) To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
Forage (v. t.) To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds.
Foray (v. t.) To pillage; to ravage.
Forbathe (v. t.) To bathe.
Forbear (v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
Forbear (v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.
Forbear (v. t.) To cease from bearing.
Forbid (v. t.) To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
Forbid (v. t.) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
Forbid (v. t.) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
Forbid (v. t.) To accurse; to blast.
Forbid (v. t.) To defy; to challenge.
Forbruise (v. t.) To bruise sorely or exceedingly.
Forcarve (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.
Force (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.
Forcut (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.
Ford (v. t.) To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.
Fordrive (v. t.) To drive about; to drive here and there.
Foreadmonish (v. t.) To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.
Foreadvise (v. t.) To advise or counsel before the time of action, or before the event.
Foreallege (v. t.) To allege or cite before.
Foreappoint (v. t.) To set, order, or appoint, beforehand.
Forearm (v. t.) To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
Forebode (v. t.) To foretell.
Forebode (v. t.) To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.
Forecast (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
Forecast (v. t.) To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.
Foreclose (v. t.) To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude.
Foreconceive (v. t.) To preconceive; to imagine beforehand.
Foredate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to antendate.
Foredeem (v. t.) To recognize or judge in advance; to forebode.
Foredesign (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to intend previously.
Foredetermine (v. t.) To determine or decree beforehand.
Foredispose (v. t.) To bestow beforehand.
Foredoom (v. t.) To doom beforehand; to predestinate.
Forefeel (v. t.) To feel beforehand; to have a presentiment of.
Forefend (v. t.) To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See Forfend.
Foreflow (v. t.) To flow before.
Forego (v. t.) To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
Forego (v. t.) To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated.
Foreguess (v. t.) To conjecture.
Forehend (v. t.) See Forhend.
Forehew (v. t.) To hew or cut in front.
Forejudge (v. t.) To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; to prejudge.
Forejudge (v. t.) To expel from court for some offense or misconduct, as an attorney or officer; to deprive or put out of a thing by the judgment of a court.
Foreknow (v. t.) To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand.
Forel (v. t.) To bind with a forel.
Forelay (v. t.) To lay down beforehand.
Forelay (v. t.) To waylay. See Forlay.
Forelend (v. t.) See Forlend.
Forelet (v. t.) See Forlet.
Forelift (v. t.) To lift up in front.
Forename (v. t.) To name or mention before.
Foreordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.
Foreordinate (v. t.) To foreordain.
Foreprize (v. t.) To prize or rate beforehand.
Forereach (v. t.) To advance or gain upon; -- said of a vessel that gains upon another when sailing closehauled.
Foreread (v. t.) To tell beforehand; to signify by tokens; to predestine.
Forerun (v. t.) To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following).
Forerun (v. t.) To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce.
Foresay (v. t.) To foretell.
Foresee (v. t.) To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
Foresee (v. t.) To provide.
Foreseize (v. t.) To seize beforehand.
Foreshadow (v. t.) To shadow or typi/y beforehand; to prefigure.
Foreshew (v. t.) See Foreshow.
Foreshorten (v. t.) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.
Foreshorten (v. t.) Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.
Foreshow (v. t.) To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.
Foresignify (v. t.) To signify beforehand; to foreshow; to typify.
Foreslack (v. t.) See Forslack.
Foreslow (v. t.) To make slow; to hinder; to obstruct. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. t.
Forespeak (v. t.) See Forspeak.
Forespeak (v. t.) To foretell; to predict.
Forest (v. t.) To cover with trees or wood.
Forestall (v. t.) To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.
Forestall (v. t.) To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.
Forestall (v. t.) To deprive; -- with of.
Forestall (v. t.) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.
Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate.
Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before another.
Foreteach (v. t.) To teach beforehand.
Foretell (v. t.) To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow.
Forethink (v. t.) To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind; to prognosticate.
Forethink (v. t.) To contrive (something) beforehend.
Foretoken (v. t.) To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.
Forewarn (v. t.) To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance.
Forewaste (v. t.) See Forewaste.
Forewend (v. t.) To go before.
Forewish (v. t.) To wish beforehand.
Forewite (v. t.) To foreknow.
Forfend (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
Forge (v. t.) To commit forgery.
Forge (v. t.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.
Forge (v. t.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
Forget (v. t.) To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.
Forget (v. t.) To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.
Forgive (v. t.) To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.
Forgive (v. t.) To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.
Forgive (v. t.) To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.
Forhall (v. t.) To harass; to torment; to distress.
Forhend (v. t.) To seize upon.
Forisfamiliate (v. t.) Literally, to put out of a family; hence, to portion off, so as to exclude further claim of inheritance; to emancipate (as a with his own consent) from paternal authority.
Fork (v. t.) To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
Forkerve (v. t.) See Forcarve, v. t.
Forlay (v. t.) To lie in wait for; to ambush.
Forleave (v. t.) To leave off wholly.
Forlend (v. t.) To give up wholly.
Forlese (v. t.) To lose utterly.
Forlet (v. t.) To give up; to leave; to abandon.
Forlorn (v. t.) Deserted; abandoned; lost.
Forlorn (v. t.) Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
Formalize (v. t.) To give form, or a certain form, to; to model.
Formalize (v. t.) To render formal.
Formularize (v. t.) To reduce to a forula; to formulate.
Formulate (v. t.) To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
Formulize (v. t.) To reduce to a formula; to formulate.
Forpine (v. t.) To waste away completely by suffering or torment.
Forray (v. t.) To foray; to ravage; to pillage.
Forsake (v. t.) To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.
Forsake (v. t.) To renounce; to reject; to refuse.
Forsay (v. t.) To forbid; to renounce; to forsake; to deny.
Forshape (v. t.) To render misshapen.
Forslack (v. t.) To neglect by idleness; to delay or to waste by sloth.
Forslouthe (v. t.) To lose by sloth or negligence.
Forslow (v. t.) To delay; to hinder; to neglect; to put off.
Forslugge (v. t.) To lsoe by idleness or slotch.
Forsooth (v. t.) To address respectfully with the term forsooth.
Forspeak (v. t.) To forbid; to prohibit.
Forspeak (v. t.) To bewitch.
Forstall (v. t.) To forestall.
Forthink (v. t.) To repent; to regret; to be sorry for; to cause regret.
Fortify (v. t.) To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
Fortify (v. t.) To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
Fortread (v. t.) To tread down; to trample upon.
Fortress (v. t.) To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
Fortunize (v. t.) To regulate the fortune of; to make happy.
Forward (v. t.) To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.
Forward (v. t.) To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
Forwaste (v. t.) To desolate or lay waste utterly.
Forwweary (v. t.) To weary extremely; to dispirit.
Forwete (v. t.) See Forewite.
Forwrap (v. t.) To wrap up; to conceal.
Foryelde (v. t.) To repay; to requite.
Foryete (v. t.) To forget.
Fossilize (v. t.) To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood.
Fossilize (v. t.) To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by fossilization; to mummify; to deaden.
Foster (v. t.) To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.
Foster (v. t.) To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.
Foster (v. t.) Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.
Fother (v. t.) To stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack.
Foul (v. t.) To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
Foul (v. t.) To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing.
Foul (v. t.) To cover (a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
Foul (v. t.) To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race.
Found (v. t.) To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.
Founder (v. t.) To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him.
Foundling (v. t.) A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner.
Fourfold (v. t.) To make four times as much or as many, as an assessment,; to quadruple.
Fracas (v. t.) An uproar; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl.
Fract (v. t.) To break; to violate.
Fraction (v. t.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.
Fractionate (v. t.) To separate into different portions or fractions, as in the distillation of liquids.
Fracture (v. t.) To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.
Fragment (v. t.) A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
Fraise (v. t.) To protect, as a
Frame (v. t.) To construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. See Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth, Tusk, Scarf, and Splice.
Frame (v. t.) To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
Frame (v. t.) To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
Frame (v. t.) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
Frame (v. t.) To support.
Frame (v. t.) To provide with a frame, as a picture.
Franchise (v. t.) To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to.
Frank (v. t.) To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
Frank (v. t.) To send by public conveyance free of expense.
Frank (v. t.) To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
Frap (v. t.) To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables around it; to tighten; as a tackle by drawing the
Frap (v. t.) To brace by drawing together, as the cords of a drum.
Fraternize (v. t.) To bring into fellowship or brotherly sympathy.
Fray (v. t.) To frighten; to terrify; to alarm.
Fray (v. t.) To bear the expense of; to defray.
Fray (v. t.) To rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.
Freak (v. t.) To variegate; to checker; to streak.
Freck (v. t.) To checker; to diversify.
Freckle (v. t.) A small yellowish or brownish spot in the skin, particularly on the face, neck, or hands.
Freckle (v. t.) Any small spot or discoloration.
Freckle (v. t.) To spinkle or mark with freckle or small discolored spots; to spot.
Free-denizen (v. t.) To make free.
Freeze (v. t.) To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat.
Freeze (v. t.) To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
Freight (v. t.) To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.
Frenchify (v. t.) To make French; to infect or imbue with the manners or tastes of the French; to Gallicize.
Frenzy (v. t.) To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness
Fresco (v. t.) To paint in fresco, as walls.
Fresh (v. t.) To refresh; to freshen.
Freshen (v. t.) To make fresh; to separate, as water, from sa
Freshen (v. t.) To refresh; to revive.
Freshen (v. t.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse.
Fret (v. t.) To devour.
Fret (v. t.) To rub; to wear away by friction; to chafe; to gall; hence, to eat away; to gnaw; as, to fret cloth; to fret a piece of gold or other metal; a worm frets the plants of a ship.
Fret (v. t.) To impair; to wear away; to diminish.
Fret (v. t.) To make rough, agitate, or disturb; to cause to ripple; as, to fret the surface of water.
Fret (v. t.) To tease; to irritate; to vex.
Fret (v. t.) To ornament with raised work; to variegate; to diversify.
Fret (v. t.) To furnish with frets, as an instrument of music.
Frlcassee (v. t.) To dress like a fricassee.
Friend (v. t.) To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
Frieze (v. t.) To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.
Frighten (v. t.) To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.
Frill (v. t.) To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back. in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
Fringe (v. t.) To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
Frist (v. t.) To sell upon credit, as goods.
Frit (v. t.) The material of which glass is made, after having been calcined or partly fused in a furnace, but before vitrification. It is a composition of silex and alkali, occasionally with other ingredients.
Frit (v. t.) The material for glaze of pottery.
Frit (v. t.) To prepare by heat (the materials for making glass); to fuse partially.
Frit (v. t.) To fritter; -- with away.
Fritter (v. t.) A small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters.
Fritter (v. t.) A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
Fritter (v. t.) To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.
Fritter (v. t.) To break into small pieces or fragments.
Friz (v. t.) To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp.
Friz (v. t.) To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
Friz (v. t.) To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
Frizzle (v. t.) To curl or crisp, as hair; to friz; to crinkle.
Frock (v. t.) To clothe in a frock.
Frock (v. t.) To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.
Frog (v. t.) To ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See Frog, n., 4.
Front (v. t.) To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
Front (v. t.) To appear before; to meet.
Front (v. t.) To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
Front (v. t.) To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
Front (v. t.) To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
Front (v. t.) To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.
Frost (v. t.) To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants.
Frost (v. t.) To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass.
Frost (v. t.) To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather.
Frostbite (v. t.) To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
Frote (v. t.) To rub or wear by rubbing; to chafe.
Froth (v. t.) To cause to foam.
Froth (v. t.) To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.
Froth (v. t.) To cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain.
Frown (v. t.) To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
Frubish (v. t.) To rub up: to furbish.
Fructify (v. t.) To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to fructify the earth.
Fruit (v. t.) Whatever is produced for the nourishment or enjoyment of man or animals by the processes of vegetable growth, as corn, grass, cotton, flax, etc.; -- commonly used in the plural.
Fruit (v. t.) The pulpy, edible seed vessels of certain plants, especially those grown on branches above ground, as apples, oranges, grapes, melons, berries, etc. See 3.
Fruit (v. t.) The ripened ovary of a flowering plant, with its contents and whatever parts are consolidated with it.
Fruit (v. t.) The spore cases or conceptacles of flowerless plants, as of ferns, mosses, algae, etc., with the spores contained in them.
Fruit (v. t.) The produce of animals; offspring; young; as, the fruit of the womb, of the loins, of the body.
Fruit (v. t.) That which is produced; the effect or consequence of any action; advantageous or desirable product or result; disadvantageous or evil consequence or effect; as, the fruits of labor, of self-denial, of intemperance.
Frump (v. t.) To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub.
Frush (v. t.) To batter; to break in pieces.
Frustrate (v. t.) To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.
Frustrate (v. t.) To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.
Fry (v. t.) To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.
Fub (v. t.) To put off by trickery; to cheat.
Fuddle (v. t.) To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated.
Fudge (v. t.) To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate.
Fudge (v. t.) To foist; to interpolate.
Fuel (v. t.) To feed with fuel.
Fuel (v. t.) To store or furnish with fuel or firing.
Fulfill (v. t.) To fill up; to make full or complete.
Fulfill (v. t.) To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.
Fuller (v. t.) One whose occupation is to full cloth.
Fuller (v. t.) To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.
Fulminate (v. t.) To cause to explode.
Fulminate (v. t.) To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; -- said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.
Fulmine (v. t.) To shoot; to dart like lightning; to fulminate; to utter with authority or vehemence.
Fumble (v. t.) To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.
Fume (v. t.) To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room.
Fume (v. t.) To praise inordinately; to flatter.
Fume (v. t.) To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.
Fumify (v. t.) To subject to the action of smoke.
Functionalize (v. t.) To assign to some function or office.
Fund (v. t.) To provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes.
Fund (v. t.) To place in a fund, as money.
Fund (v. t.) To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.
Funerate (v. t.) To bury with funeral rites.
Funk (v. t.) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
Funnel (v. t.) A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids into a close vessel; a tunnel.
Funnel (v. t.) A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like.
Fur (v. t.) To
Fur (v. t.) To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.
Fur (v. t.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.
Furhelow (v. t.) To put a furbelow on; to ornament.
Furbish (v. t.) To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear.
Furdle (v. t.) To draw up into a bundle; to roll up.
Furl (v. t.) To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or
Furlough (v. t.) To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier.
Furnish (v. t.) To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
Furnish (v. t.) To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.
Furniture (v. t.) That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.
Furniture (v. t.) Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.
Furniture (v. t.) The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.
Furniture (v. t.) The masts and rigging of a ship.
Furniture (v. t.) The mountings of a gun.
Furniture (v. t.) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings.
Furniture (v. t.) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.
Furniture (v. t.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.
Furring (v. t.) The strips thus laid on.
Furring (v. t.) Double planking of a ship's side.
Furring (v. t.) A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.
Fuse (v. t.) To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.
Fuse (v. t.) To unite or blend, as if melted together.
Fusible (v. t.) CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.
Fusil (v. t.) Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.
Fusil (v. t.) Running or flowing, as a liquid.
Fusil (v. t.) Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.
Fusillade (v. t.) To shoot down of shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms.
Fusion (v. t.) The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
Fusion (v. t.) The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
Fusion (v. t.) The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.
Fusion (v. t.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.
Fustigate (v. t.) To cudgel.
Fussure (v. t.) Act of fusing; fusion.
Futile (v. t.) Talkative; loquacious; tattling.
Futile (v. t.) Of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain; worthless.
Fuzz (v. t.) To make drunk.
Fuzzle (v. t.) To make drunk; to intoxicate; to fuddle.
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