Intransitive Verbs Starting with J
Jabber (v. i.) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.
Jack (v. i.) To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n.
Jade (v. i.) To become weary; to lose spirit.
Jangle (v. i.) To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
Jangle (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
Jangle (v. i.) To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
Jant (v. i.) See Jaunt.
Jape (v. i.) To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
Jar (v. i.) To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.
Jar (v. i.) To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
Jargle (v. i.) To emit a harsh or discordant sound.
Jargon (v. i.) To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
Jaunce (v. i.) To ride hard; to jounce.
Jaunt (v. i.) To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
Jaunt (v. i.) To ride on a jaunting car.
Jaw (v. i.) To scold; to clamor.
Jawn (v. i.) See Yawn.
Jell (v. i.) To jelly.
Jelly (v. i.) To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly.
Jerk (v. i.) To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
Jerk (v. i.) To flout with contempt.
Jest (v. i.) The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
Jest (v. i.) To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
Jest (v. i.) To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
Jet (v. i.) To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
Jet (v. i.) To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
Jet (v. i.) To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
Jetty (v. i.) To jut out; to project.
Jib (v. i.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
Jib (v. i.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
Jib (v. i.) To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
Jibe (v. i.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.
Jibe (v. i.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.
Jig (v. i.) To dance a jig; to skip about.
Jiggle (v. i.) To wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down.
Jilt (v. i.) To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.
Jingle (v. i.) To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.
Jingle (v. i.) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
Job (v. i.) To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
Job (v. i.) To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
Job (v. i.) To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
Jockey (v. i.) To play or act the jockey; to cheat.
Jog (v. i.) To move by jogs or small shocks, like those of a slow trot; to move slowly, leisurely, or monotonously; -- usually with on, sometimes with over.
Joggle (v. i.) To shake or totter; to slip out of place.
Join (v. i.) To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull join; two rivers join.
Joint (v. i.) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
Joke (v. i.) To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
Jolt (v. i.) To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.
Jostle (v. i.) To push; to crowd; to hustle.
Jouk (v. i.) See Juke.
Journalize (v. i.) to conduct or contribute to a public journal; to follow the profession of a journalist.
Journey (v. i.) To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.
Joust (v. i.) To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.
Joust (v. i.) A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field.
Jubilate (v. i.) To exult; to rejoice.
Judaize (v. i.) To conform to the doctrines, observances, or methods of the Jews; to inculcate or impose Judaism.
Judge (v. i.) A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
Judge (v. i.) One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic.
Judge (v. i.) A person appointed to decide in a/trial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.
Judge (v. i.) One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.
Judge (v. i.) The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.
Judgment (v. i.) The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.
Judgment (v. i.) The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
Judgment (v. i.) The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
Judgment (v. i.) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.
Judgment (v. i.) That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
Judgment (v. i.) That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
Judgment (v. i.) A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
Judgment (v. i.) The final award; the last sentence.
Judicable (v. i.) Capable of being judged; capable of being tried or decided upon.
Jug (v. i.) To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
Jug (v. i.) To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.
Juggle (v. i.) To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure.
Juggle (v. i.) To practice artifice or imposture.
Juke (v. i.) To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
Juke (v. i.) To perch on anything, as birds do.
Jumble (v. i.) To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.
Jump (v. i.) To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Jump (v. i.) To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.
Jump (v. i.) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with.
Junket (v. i.) To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost.
Just (v. i.) To joust.
Justify (v. i.) To form an even surface or true
Justify (v. i.) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
Justle (v. i.) To run or strike against each other; to encounter; to clash; to jostle.
Jut (v. i.) To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body; as, the jutting part of a building.
Jut (v. i.) To butt.
Juxtaposition (v. i.) A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.
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