Transitive Verbs Starting with J
Jab (v. t.) To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.
Jabber (v. t.) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble; as, to jabber French.
Jack (v. t.) To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5.
Jacket (v. t.) To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
Jacket (v. t.) To thrash; to beat.
Jacobinize (v. t.) To taint with, or convert to, Jacobinism.
Jaculate (v. t.) To throw or cast, as a dart; to throw out; to emit.
Jade (v. t.) To treat like a jade; to spurn.
Jade (v. t.) To make ridiculous and contemptible.
Jade (v. t.) To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.
Jag (v. t.) To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.
Jag (v. t.) To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc.
Jail (v. t.) To imprison.
Jam (v. t.) To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
Jam (v. t.) To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
Jam (v. t.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
Jamb (v. t.) See Jam, v. t.
Jangle (v. t.) To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
Japan (v. t.) To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
Japan (v. t.) To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
Jape (v. t.) To mock; to trick.
Jar (v. t.) To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith.
Jar (v. t.) To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.
Jarble (v. t.) To wet; to bemire.
Jasperize (v. t.) To convert into, or make to resemble, jasper.
Jaundice (v. t.) To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
Jaunt (v. t.) To jolt; to jounce.
Javelin (v. t.) To pierce with a javelin.
Jaw (v. t.) To assail or abuse by scolding.
Jeer (v. t.) To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
Jeopard (v. t.) To put in jeopardy; to expose to loss or injury; to imperil; to hazard.
Jeopardize (v. t.) To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.
Jeopardy (v. t.) To jeopardize.
Jerk (v. t.) To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui.
Jerk (v. t.) To beat; to strike.
Jerk (v. t.) To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
Jerk (v. t.) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
Jet (v. t.) To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.
Jewel (v. t.) To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.
Jibe (v. t.) To agree; to harmonize.
Jig (v. t.) To sing to the tune of a jig.
Jig (v. t.) To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
Jig (v. t.) To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.
Jilt (v. t.) To cast off capriciously or unfeeling, as a lover; to deceive in love.
Jingle (v. t.) To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.
Job (v. t.) To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
Job (v. t.) To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
Job (v. t.) To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
Job (v. t.) To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
Job (v. t.) To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
Jockey (v. t.) " To jostle by riding against one."
Jockey (v. t.) To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer.
Jog (v. t.) To push or shake with the elbow or hand; to jostle; esp., to push or touch, in order to give notice, to excite one's attention, or to warn.
Jog (v. t.) To suggest to; to notify; to remind; to call the attention of; as, to jog the memory.
Jog (v. t.) To cause to jog; to drive at a jog, as a horse. See Jog, v. i.
Joggle (v. t.) To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
Joggle (v. t.) To join by means of joggles, so as to prevent sliding apart; sometimes, loosely, to dowel.
Join (v. t.) To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.
Join (v. t.) To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.
Join (v. t.) To unite in marriage.
Join (v. t.) To enjoin upon; to command.
Join (v. t.) To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
Joinder (v. t.) The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
Joinder (v. t.) A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a suit.
Joinder (v. t.) Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
Joinder (v. t.) A joining of causes of action or defense in civil suits or criminal prosecutions.
Joint (v. t.) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
Joint (v. t.) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
Joint (v. t.) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
Joint (v. t.) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
Jointure (v. t.) To settle a jointure upon.
Joist (v. t.) To fit or furnish with joists.
Joke (v. t.) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
Jolt (v. t.) To cause to shake with a sudden up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.
Jostle (v. t.) To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
Jot (v. t.) To set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by down.
Joul (v. t.) See Jowl.
Journalize (v. t.) To enter or record in a journal or diary.
Journey (v. t.) To traverse; to travel over or through.
Jowl (v. t.) To throw, dash, or knock.
Joy (v. t.) To give joy to; to congratulate.
Joy (v. t.) To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
Joy (v. t.) To enjoy.
Judaize (v. t.) To impose Jewish observances or rites upon; to convert to Judaism.
Judge (v. t.) To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about.
Judge (v. t.) To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.
Judge (v. t.) To examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom.
Judge (v. t.) To arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward.
Judge (v. t.) To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon.
Judge (v. t.) To exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern.
Jug (v. t.) To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water; as, to jug a hare.
Jug (v. t.) To commit to jail; to imprison.
Juggle (v. t.) To deceive by trick or artifice.
Jugulate (v. t.) To cut the throat of.
Juice (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.
Jumble (v. t.) To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; -- often followed by together or up.
Jump (v. t.) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
Jump (v. t.) To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
Jump (v. t.) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
Jump (v. t.) To join by a butt weld.
Jump (v. t.) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
Jump (v. t.) To bore with a jumper.
Jumpweld (v. t.) See Buttweld, v. t.
Junket (v. t.) To give entertainment to; to feast.
Justice (v. t.) To administer justice to.
Justle (v. t.) To push; to drive; to force by running against; to jostle.
Juxtapose (v. t.) To place in juxtaposition.
Juxtaposit (v. t.) To place in close connection or contiguity; to juxtapose.
About the author
Copyright © 2011 Mark McCracken
, All Rights Reserved.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".