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Little Explorers
English Picture Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Verbs: Action Words
A verb is a type of word that describes an action or a state of being, like wiggle, walk, run, jump, be, do, have, or think.


act

When you act, you do something or perform a role.


bake

You bake food in the oven, making breads, cakes, and cookies.


break

When you break something, it is separated into two or more pieces or is cracked. Broken things are often unusable.


chop

When something is chopped, it is cut into smaller pieces.


clap

When you clap your hands together they make a noise.


crawl

Babies crawl to move around.


cry

Sometimes people cry when they're sad or upset.


dance

When you move your body rhythmically, you are dancing.


dash

To dash is to move very quickly.


dig

You can dig a hole using a shovel.


drink

People need to drink water every day.


earn

You can earn money by working.


eat

We eat when we are hungry.


fall

If you lose your balance, you can slip and fall.


fly

When something flies, it goes through the air without falling. Many animals, like flies, butterflies and birds, can fly. People can fly in airplanes and helicopters.


give

When you let someone have something, you are giving it to them.


go

When you go, you are moving.


have

If you have something, you are in possession of it or it is a characteristic of yours.


hear

We hear things with our ears. Our ears give us a sense of hearing.


juggle

It takes good coordination to juggle.


jump

When you jump, you go up and down.


kneel

When you kneel, your knees are on the floor.


knit

Sweaters and socks are made by knitting.


laugh

People laugh at funny things, like jokes.


learn

When you learn, you find out something new.


move

When you move, you are not still.


nod

When you nod your head, you move it up and down.


play

When you play, you are having fun.


point

When you point at something, you call attention to it using your pointer finger.


pull

When you pull something, you make it move by tugging at it.


push

When you push something, you make it move by pressing against it.
newspaper

read

People read newspapers, books, magazines, the Internet, and other things.

ride

When you take a ride, you travel on something else, like a bicycle, a horse, or other means of transportation.


run

Running is faster than walking.
scream

scream

When you scream, you talk in a very loud, emotional voice.


see

We see with our eyes. Our eyes give us a sense of sight.


sew

You can sew using a needle and thread. Clothes are made by sewing.
shower

shower

When you shower, you wash your body in a stream of falling water.


shrug

When you shrug, you raise your shoulders in order to show that you don't know, aren't interested in, or have doubts about something.


sit

When you sit you rest your legs.
ski

ski

When you ski, you glide over snow or water.


sleep

We need to sleep every night.


slip

If you lose your balance, you can slip.


smell

We smell odors with our nose.


smile

People usually smile when they're happy.


snap

To break with a sharp sound.


speak

People speak in many different languages.


splash

When a liquid splashes, parts of it scatter around. Children like to splash around in a pool.


splatter

When you splatter something, parts of it are scattered around. Paint can splatter when you are doing art work.


split

When something is split, it is divided into two pieces.


stand

When you stand, you are on your feet.


sweep

You can sweep the floor with a broom.


swim

When you swim, you move around in the water.


talk

People talk in many different languages.


teach

When you teach someone, they learn something.


think

You can think of amazing things.


throw

When you throw something, you use your arm to send it through the air.


tickle

Tickling someone can make them laugh.


touch

When two things touch, they are in physical contact with each other.


twist

When you twist you pivot your body.


understand

When you understand something, you know it very well or you know how it works.
zipper

unzip

When you unzip something, you open a zipper.


use

When you use something you do something with it.


vote

When you vote, you are expressing your choice for something or someone, along with other people as part of a group decision.


walk

To walk is to move on foot. Walking is slower than running.


wave

This girl is waving to her friends.


weep

Sometimes people weep when they're sad.


wiggle

When you wiggle you twist and move all over.


work

When you work, you do a task.


write

When you write, you put words on paper.


yawn

Sometimes people yawn when they're tired.


yell

When you yell, you shout in a very loud voice.
zipper

zip

When you zip something up, you close a zipper.


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