Transitive Verbs Starting with B
Babbitt (v. t.) To
Badge (v. t.) To mark or distinguish with a badge.
Badger (v. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
Badger (v. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
Baffle (v. t.) To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
Baffle (v. t.) To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
Baffle (v. t.) To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.
Bag (v. t.) To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.
Bag (v. t.) To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.
Bag (v. t.) To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.
Bagpipe (v. t.) To make to look like a bagpipe.
Bail (v. t.) To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.
Bail (v. t.) To dip or lade water from; -- often with out to express completeness; as, to bail a boat.
Bait (v. t.) To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
Bait (v. t.) To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
Bait (v. t.) To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
Bake (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
Bake (v. t.) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
Bake (v. t.) To harden by cold.
Bakehouse (v. t.) A house for baking; a bakery.
Balderdash (v. t.) To mix or adulterate, as liquors.
Bale (v. t.) To make up in a bale.
Bale (v. t.) See Bail, v. t., to lade.
Balk (v. t.) To leave or make balks in.
Balk (v. t.) To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
Balk (v. t.) To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
Balk (v. t.) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
Balk (v. t.) To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.
Ball (v. t.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
Ball (v. t.) To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
Ballad (v. t.) To make mention of in ballads.
Ballast (v. t.) To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.
Ballast (v. t.) To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.
Ballast (v. t.) To keep steady; to steady, morally.
Balloon (v. t.) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
Ballot (v. t.) To vote for or in opposition to.
Balmify (v. t.) To render balmy.
Balsam (v. t.) To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.
Balter (v. t.) To stick together.
Bam (v. t.) To cheat; to wheedle.
Bamboo (v. t.) To flog with the bamboo.
Bamboozle (v. t.) To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.
Ban (v. t.) To curse; to invoke evil upon.
Ban (v. t.) To forbid; to interdict.
Band (v. t.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
Band (v. t.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
Band (v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
Band (v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
Band (v. t.) A
Band (v. t.) Two strips of
Band (v. t.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
Band (v. t.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
Band (v. t.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.
Band (v. t.) A space between elevated
Band (v. t.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
Band (v. t.) A belt or strap.
Band (v. t.) A bond
Band (v. t.) Pledge; security.
Band (v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.
Band (v. t.) To mark with a band.
Band (v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
Band (v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.
Bandage (v. t.) To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.
Bandy (v. t.) To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
Bandy (v. t.) To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
Bandy (v. t.) To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate.
Bane (v. t.) To be the bane of; to ruin.
Bang (v. t.) To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.
Bang (v. t.) To beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.
Bang (v. t.) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).
Bangle (v. t.) To waste by little and little; to fritter away.
Banish (v. t.) To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power.
Banish (v. t.) To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of.
Banish (v. t.) To drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel.
Bank (v. t.) To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
Bank (v. t.) To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
Bank (v. t.) To pass by the banks of.
Bank (v. t.) To deposit in a bank.
Bankrupt (v. t.) To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish.
Banquet (v. t.) To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
Banter (v. t.) To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.
Banter (v. t.) To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.
Banter (v. t.) To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest.
Banter (v. t.) To challenge or defy to a match.
Baptize (v. t.) To administer the sacrament of baptism to.
Baptize (v. t.) To christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name.
Baptize (v. t.) To sanctify; to consecrate.
Barb (v. t.) To shave or dress the beard of.
Barb (v. t.) To clip; to mow.
Barb (v. t.) To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
Barbarize (v. t.) To make barbarous.
Barbecue (v. t.) To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.
Barbecue (v. t.) To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.
Barber (v. t.) To shave and dress the beard or hair of.
Bard (v. t.) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
Bargain (v. t.) To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.
Bark (v. t.) To strip the bark from; to peel.
Bark (v. t.) To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
Bark (v. t.) To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
Bark (v. t.) To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
Barn (v. t.) To lay up in a barn.
Barrack (v. t.) To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.
Barrel (v. t.) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
Barter (v. t.) To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.
Basify (v. t.) To convert into a salifiable base.
Basil (v. t.) To grind or form the edge of to an angle.
Bask (v. t.) To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.
Bask (v. t.) To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.
Basket (v. t.) To put into a basket.
Bass (v. t.) To sound in a deep tone.
Bastard (v. t.) To bastardize.
Bastardize (v. t.) To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
Bastardize (v. t.) To beget out of wedlock.
Baste (v. t.) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
Baste (v. t.) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
Baste (v. t.) To mark with tar, as sheep.
Baste (v. t.) To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
Bastinade (v. t.) To bastinado.
Bastinado (v. t.) To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.
Bat (v. t.) To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.
Batch (v. t.) The quantity of bread baked at one time.
Batch (v. t.) A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business.
Bate (v. t.) To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
Bate (v. t.) To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
Bate (v. t.) To leave out; to except.
Bate (v. t.) To remove.
Bate (v. t.) To deprive of.
Bate (v. t.) To attack; to bait.
Bate (v. t.) To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
Bathe (v. t.) To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.
Bathe (v. t.) To lave; to wet.
Bathe (v. t.) To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.
Bathe (v. t.) To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor.
Bathe (v. t.) To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed.
Battalion (v. t.) To form into battalions.
Batten (v. t.) To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten.
Batten (v. t.) To fertilize or enrich, as land.
Batten (v. t.) To furnish or fasten with battens.
Batten (v. t.) The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the threads of a woof.
Batter (v. t.) To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.
Batter (v. t.) To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
Batter (v. t.) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
Batter (v. t.) A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
Batter (v. t.) Paste of clay or loam.
Batter (v. t.) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
Battery (v. t.) The act of battering or beating.
Battery (v. t.) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
Battery (v. t.) Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.
Battery (v. t.) Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.
Battery (v. t.) A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.
Battery (v. t.) A number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.
Battery (v. t.) An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.
Battery (v. t.) A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.
Battery (v. t.) A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.
Battery (v. t.) The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.
Battery (v. t.) The pitcher and catcher together.
Battle (v. t.) A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
Battle (v. t.) A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
Battle (v. t.) A division of an army; a battalion.
Battle (v. t.) The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
Battle (v. t.) To assail in battle; to fight.
Battologize (v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.
Battue (v. t.) The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game.
Battue (v. t.) The game itself.
Battue (v. t.) The wanton slaughter of game.
Bawl (v. t.) To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
Bay (v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
Bay (v. t.) To bathe.
Bay (v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.
Bayonet (v. t.) To stab with a bayonet.
Bayonet (v. t.) To compel or drive by the bayonet.
Beach (v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.
Beacon (v. t.) To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
Beacon (v. t.) To furnish with a beacon or beacons.
Bead (v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.
Beam (v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.
Bear (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
Bear (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
Bear (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
Bear (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
Bear (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
Bear (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
Bear (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
Bear (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
Bear (v. t.) To gain or win.
Bear (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
Bear (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
Bear (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
Bear (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
Bear (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
Bear (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
Bear (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
Bear (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
Bear (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
Beard (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
Beard (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
Beard (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
Beat (v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
Beat (v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
Beat (v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
Beat (v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
Beat (v. t.) To tread, as a path.
Beat (v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
Beat (v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
Beat (v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
Beat (v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.
Beath (v. t.) To bathe; also, to dry or heat, as unseasoned wood.
Beatificate (v. t.) To beatify.
Beatify (v. t.) To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
Beatify (v. t.) To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment.
Beatify (v. t.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.
Beautify (v. t.) To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish.
Bebleed (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.
Beblood (v. t.) Alt. of Bebloody
Bebloody (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.
Beblot (v. t.) To blot; to stain.
Beblubber (v. t.) To make swollen and disfigured or sullied by weeping; as, her eyes or cheeks were beblubbered.
Becalm (v. t.) To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease.
Becalm (v. t.) To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed.
Becharm (v. t.) To charm; to captivate.
Beck (v. t.) To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.
Beckon (v. t.) To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.
Beclap (v. t.) To catch; to grasp; to insnare.
Beclip (v. t.) To embrace; to surround.
Becloud (v. t.) To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud.
Become (v. t.) To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things.
Becripple (v. t.) To make a cripple of; to cripple; to lame.
Becurl (v. t.) To curl; to adorn with curls.
Bed (v. t.) To place in a bed.
Bed (v. t.) To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
Bed (v. t.) To furnish with a bed or bedding.
Bed (v. t.) To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
Bed (v. t.) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
Bed (v. t.) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
Bed (v. t.) To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
Bedabble (v. t.) To dabble; to sprinkle or wet.
Bedaff (v. t.) To make a daff or fool of.
Bedaggle (v. t.) To daggle.
Bedash (v. t.) To wet by dashing or throwing water or other liquid upon; to bespatter.
Bedaub (v. t.) To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
Bedazzle (v. t.) To dazzle or make dim by a strong light.
Bede (v. t.) To pray; also, to offer; to proffer.
Bedeck (v. t.) To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.
Bedevil (v. t.) To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment.
Bedevil (v. t.) To spoil; to corrupt.
Bedew (v. t.) To moisten with dew, or as with dew.
Bedight (v. t.) To bedeck; to array or equip; to adorn.
Bedim (v. t.) To make dim; to obscure or darken.
Bedizen (v. t.) To dress or adorn tawdrily or with false taste.
Bedote (v. t.) To cause to dote; to deceive.
Bedrabble (v. t.) To befoul with rain and mud; to drabble.
Bedraggle (v. t.) To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc.
Bedrench (v. t.) To drench; to saturate with moisture; to soak.
Bedribble (v. t.) To dribble upon.
Bedrizzle (v. t.) To drizzle upon.
Bedrop (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with drops.
Bedrug (v. t.) To drug abundantly or excessively.
Beduck (v. t.) To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.
Bedung (v. t.) To cover with dung, as for manuring; to bedaub or defile, literally or figuratively.
Bedust (v. t.) To sprinkle, soil, or cover with dust.
Bedwarf (v. t.) To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.
Bedye (v. t.) To dye or stain.
Beete (v. t.) Alt. of Bete
Bete (v. t.) To mend; to repair.
Bete (v. t.) To renew or enkindle (a fire).
Beetle (v. t.) A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
Beetle (v. t.) A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.
Beetle (v. t.) To beat with a heavy mallet.
Beetle (v. t.) To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
Beetle (v. t.) Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.
Befall (v. t.) To happen to.
Befit (v. t.) To be suitable to; to suit; to become.
Beflatter (v. t.) To flatter excessively.
Beflower (v. t.) To besprinkle or scatter over with, or as with, flowers.
Befog (v. t.) To involve in a fog; -- mostly as a participle or part. adj.
Befog (v. t.) Hence: To confuse; to mystify.
Befool (v. t.) To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive.
Befool (v. t.) To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish.
Befortune (v. t.) To befall.
Befriend (v. t.) To act as a friend to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance.
Befrill (v. t.) To furnish or deck with a frill.
Befringe (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe; to form a fringe upon; to adorn as with fringe.
Befuddle (v. t.) To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.
Beg (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
Beg (v. t.) To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.
Beg (v. t.) To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.
Beg (v. t.) To take for granted; to assume without proof.
Beg (v. t.) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
Begem (v. t.) To adorn with gems, or as with gems.
Beget (v. t.) To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father.
Beget (v. t.) To get (with child.)
Beget (v. t.) To produce as an effect; to cause to exist.
Beggar (v. t.) To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself.
Beggar (v. t.) To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.
Begild (v. t.) To gild.
Begin (v. t.) To enter on; to commence.
Begin (v. t.) To trace or lay the foundation of; to make or place a beginning of.
Begird (v. t.) To bind with a band or girdle; to gird.
Begird (v. t.) To surround as with a band; to encompass.
Begirdle (v. t.) To surround as with a girdle.
Begirt (v. t.) To encompass; to begird.
Begnaw (v. t.) To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode.
Begod (v. t.) To exalt to the dignity of a god; to deify.
Begore (v. t.) To besmear with gore.
Begrave (v. t.) To bury; also, to engrave.
Begrease (v. t.) To soil or daub with grease or other oily matter.
Begrime (v. t.) To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in.
Begrudge (v. t.) To grudge; to envy the possession of.
Beguile (v. t.) To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
Beguile (v. t.) To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
Beguile (v. t.) To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
Behappen (v. t.) To happen to.
Behave (v. t.) To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discip
Behave (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively.
Behead (v. t.) To sever the head from; to take off the head of.
Behest (v. t.) To vow.
Behete (v. t.) See Behight.
Behold (v. t.) To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
Behoof (v. t.) Advantage; profit; benefit; interest; use.
Behoove (v. t.) To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally.
Behowl (v. t.) To howl at.
Bejade (v. t.) To jade or tire.
Bejape (v. t.) To jape; to laugh at; to deceive.
Bejaundice (v. t.) To infect with jaundice.
Bejewel (v. t.) To ornament with a jewel or with jewels; to spangle.
Bejumble (v. t.) To jumble together.
Beknave (v. t.) To call knave.
Beknow (v. t.) To confess; to acknowledge.
Belabor (v. t.) To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.
Belabor (v. t.) To beat soundly; to cudgel.
Belace (v. t.) To fasten, as with a lace or cord.
Belace (v. t.) To cover or adorn with lace.
Belace (v. t.) To beat with a strap. See Lace.
Belam (v. t.) To beat or bang.
Belate (v. t.) To retard or make too late.
Belaud (v. t.) To laud or praise greatly.
Belay (v. t.) To lay on or cover; to adorn.
Belay (v. t.) To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
Belay (v. t.) To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.
Beleaguer (v. t.) To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade.
Belecture (v. t.) To vex with lectures; to lecture frequently.
Belee (v. t.) To place under the lee, or unfavorably to the wind.
Beleper (v. t.) To infect with leprosy.
Belibel (v. t.) To libel or traduce; to calumniate.
Belight (v. t.) To illuminate.
Belime (v. t.) To besmear or insnare with birdlime.
Belittle (v. t.) To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way.
Belk (v. t.) To vomit.
Bell (v. t.) To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.
Bell (v. t.) To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.
Bell (v. t.) To utter by bellowing.
Bellow (v. t.) To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out.
Belly (v. t.) To cause to swell out; to fill.
Belock (v. t.) To lock, or fasten as with a lock.
Belong (v. t.) To be deserved by.
Belord (v. t.) To act the lord over.
Belord (v. t.) To address by the title of "lord".
Belove (v. t.) To love.
Belowt (v. t.) To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to.
Belt (v. t.) To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
Belt (v. t.) To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
Belute (v. t.) To bespatter, as with mud.
Bemad (v. t.) To make mad.
Bemangle (v. t.) To mangle; to tear asunder.
Bemask (v. t.) To mask; to conceal.
Bemaster (v. t.) To master thoroughly.
Bemaul (v. t.) To maul or beat severely; to bruise.
Bemaze (v. t.) To bewilder.
Bemean (v. t.) To make mean; to lower.
Bemeet (v. t.) To meet.
Bemete (v. t.) To mete.
Bemingle (v. t.) To mingle; to mix.
Bemire (v. t.) To drag through, encumber with, or fix in, the mire; to soil by passing through mud or dirt.
Bemist (v. t.) To envelop in mist.
Bemoan (v. t.) To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.
Bemock (v. t.) To mock; to ridicule.
Bemoil (v. t.) To soil or encumber with mire and dirt.
Bemonster (v. t.) To make monstrous or like a monster.
Bemourn (v. t.) To mourn over.
Bemuddle (v. t.) To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.
Bemuffle (v. t.) To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.
Bemuse (v. t.) To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.
Bename (v. t.) To promise; to name.
Bench (v. t.) To furnish with benches.
Bench (v. t.) To place on a bench or seat of honor.
Bend (v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight
Bend (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to inc
Bend (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
Bend (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
Bend (v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
Benefice (v. t.) To endow with a benefice.
Beneficiate (v. t.) To reduce (ores).
Benefit (v. t.) To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
Beneme (v. t.) To deprive (of), or take away (from).
Benet (v. t.) To catch in a net; to insnare.
Benight (v. t.) To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.
Benight (v. t.) To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.
Benight (v. t.) To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.
Benim (v. t.) To take away.
Bepaint (v. t.) To paint; to cover or color with, or as with, paint.
Bepelt (v. t.) To pelt roundly.
Bepinch (v. t.) To pinch, or mark with pinches.
Beplaster (v. t.) To plaster over; to cover or smear thickly; to bedaub.
Bepommel (v. t.) To pommel; to beat, as with a stick; figuratively, to assail or criticise in conversation, or in writing.
Bepowder (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with powder; to powder.
Bepraise (v. t.) To praise greatly or extravagantly.
Beprose (v. t.) To reduce to prose.
Bepurple (v. t.) To tinge or dye with a purple color.
Bequeath (v. t.) To give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property.
Bequeath (v. t.) To hand down; to transmit.
Bequeath (v. t.) To give; to offer; to commit.
Bequest (v. t.) To bequeath, or leave as a legacy.
Bequote (v. t.) To quote constantly or with great frequency.
Berain (v. t.) To rain upon; to wet with rain.
Berate (v. t.) To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.
Berattle (v. t.) To make rattle; to scold vociferously; to cry down.
Beray (v. t.) To make foul; to soil; to defile.
Bere (v. t.) To pierce.
Bereave (v. t.) To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away.
Bereave (v. t.) To take away from.
Bereave (v. t.) To take away.
Berhyme (v. t.) To mention in rhyme or verse; to rhyme about.
Berime (v. t.) To berhyme.
Berob (v. t.) To rob; to plunder.
Berth (v. t.) To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide.
Berth (v. t.) To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
Besaint (v. t.) To make a saint of.
Bescatter (v. t.) To scatter over.
Bescatter (v. t.) To cover sparsely by scattering (something); to strew.
Bescorn (v. t.) To treat with scorn.
Bescratch (v. t.) To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.
Bescrawl (v. t.) To cover with scrawls; to scribble over.
Bescreen (v. t.) To cover with a screen, or as with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.
Bescribble (v. t.) To scribble over.
Bescumber (v. t.) Alt. of Bescummer
Bescummer (v. t.) To discharge ordure or dung upon.
Beseech (v. t.) To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.
Beseek (v. t.) To beseech.
Beseem (v. t.) Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit.
Beset (v. t.) To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
Beset (v. t.) To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
Beset (v. t.) To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- said of dangers, obstacles, etc.
Beset (v. t.) To occupy; to employ; to use up.
Beshine (v. t.) To shine upon; to illumine.
Beshrew (v. t.) To curse; to execrate.
Beshroud (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a shroud; to screen.
Beshut (v. t.) To shut up or out.
Besiege (v. t.) To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset.
Besit (v. t.) To suit; to fit; to become.
Beslabber (v. t.) To beslobber.
Beslave (v. t.) To enslave.
Beslaver (v. t.) To defile with slaver; to beslobber.
Beslime (v. t.) To daub with slime; to soil.
Beslobber (v. t.) To slobber on; to smear with spittle running from the mouth. Also Fig.: as, to beslobber with praise.
Beslubber (v. t.) To beslobber.
Besmear (v. t.) To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to soil.
Besmirch (v. t.) To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully.
Besmoke (v. t.) To foul with smoke.
Besmoke (v. t.) To harden or dry in smoke.
Besmut (v. t.) To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.
Besnow (v. t.) To scatter like snow; to cover thick, as with snow flakes.
Besnow (v. t.) To cover with snow; to whiten with snow, or as with snow.
Besnuff (v. t.) To befoul with snuff.
Besom (v. t.) To sweep, as with a besom.
Besort (v. t.) To assort or be congruous with; to fit, or become.
Besot (v. t.) To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
Bespangle (v. t.) To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering.
Bespatter (v. t.) To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains.
Bespatter (v. t.) To asperse with calumny or reproach.
Bespawl (v. t.) To daub, soil, or make foul with spawl or spittle.
Bespeak (v. t.) To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor.
Bespeak (v. t.) To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
Bespeak (v. t.) To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances.
Bespeak (v. t.) To speak to; to address.
Bespeckle (v. t.) To mark with speckles or spots.
Bespew (v. t.) To soil or daub with spew; to vomit on.
Bespice (v. t.) To season with spice, or with some spicy drug.
Bespirt (v. t.) Same as Bespurt.
Bespit (v. t.) To daub or soil with spittle.
Bespot (v. t.) To mark with spots, or as with spots.
Bespread (v. t.) To spread or cover over.
Besprinkle (v. t.) To sprinkle over; to scatter over.
Bespurt (v. t.) To spurt on or over; to asperse.
Best (v. t.) To get the better of.
Bestain (v. t.) To stain.
Bestar (v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, stars; to decorate with, or as with, stars; to bestud.
Bestead (v. t.) To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place.
Bestead (v. t.) To put in peril; to beset.
Bestead (v. t.) To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.
Bestialize (v. t.) To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize.
Bestick (v. t.) To stick over, as with sharp points pressed in; to mark by infixing points or spots here and there; to pierce.
Bestill (v. t.) To make still.
Bestir (v. t.) To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; -- usually with the reciprocal pronoun.
Bestow (v. t.) To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.
Bestow (v. t.) To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.
Bestow (v. t.) To expend, as money.
Bestow (v. t.) To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
Bestow (v. t.) To give in marriage.
Bestow (v. t.) To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun.
Bestraddle (v. t.) To bestride.
Bestreak (v. t.) To streak.
Bestrew (v. t.) To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle.
Bestride (v. t.) To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over
Bestride (v. t.) To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.
Bestud (v. t.) To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars.
Beswike (v. t.) To lure; to cheat.
Bet (v. t.) To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
Betake (v. t.) To take or seize.
Betake (v. t.) To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
Betake (v. t.) To commend or intrust to; to commit to.
Bete (v. t.) To better; to mend. See Beete.
Bethink (v. t.) To call to mind; to recall or bring to recollection, reflection, or consideration; to think; to consider; -- generally followed by a reflexive pronoun, often with of or that before the subject of thought.
Bethrall (v. t.) To reduce to thralldom; to inthrall.
Bethumb (v. t.) To handle; to wear or soil by handling; as books.
Bethump (v. t.) To beat or thump soundly.
Betide (v. t.) To happen to; to befall; to come to ; as, woe betide the wanderer.
Betitle (v. t.) To furnish with a title or titles; to entitle.
Betoken (v. t.) To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.
Betoken (v. t.) To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.
Betongue (v. t.) To attack with the tongue; to abuse; to insult.
Betoss (v. t.) To put in violent motion; to agitate; to disturb; to toss.
Betrap (v. t.) To draw into, or catch in, a trap; to insnare; to circumvent.
Betrap (v. t.) To put trappings on; to clothe; to deck.
Betray (v. t.) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
Betray (v. t.) To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
Betray (v. t.) To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
Betray (v. t.) To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
Betray (v. t.) To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
Betray (v. t.) To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
Betray (v. t.) To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
Betrim (v. t.) To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim.
Betroth (v. t.) To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.
Betroth (v. t.) To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.
Betroth (v. t.) To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.
Betrust (v. t.) To trust or intrust.
Betumble (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to tumble.
Betutor (v. t.) To tutor; to instruct.
Bevel (v. t.) To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
Beverage (v. t.) Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage.
Beverage (v. t.) Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.
Beverage (v. t.) A treat, or drink money.
Bewail (v. t.) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.
Beware (v. t.) To avoid; to take care of; to have a care for.
Bewash (v. t.) To drench or souse with water.
Beweep (v. t.) To weep over; to deplore; to bedew with tears.
Bewet (v. t.) To wet or moisten.
Bewhore (v. t.) To corrupt with regard to chastity; to make a whore of.
Bewhore (v. t.) To pronounce or characterize as a whore.
Bewig (v. t.) To cover (the head) with a wig.
Bewilder (v. t.) To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.
Bewinter (v. t.) To make wintry.
Bewitch (v. t.) To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.
Bewitch (v. t.) To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.
Bewonder (v. t.) To fill with wonder.
Bewonder (v. t.) To wonder at; to admire.
Bewrap (v. t.) To wrap up; to cover.
Bewray (v. t.) To soil. See Beray.
Bewray (v. t.) To expose; to reveal; to disclose; to betray.
Bewreck (v. t.) To wreck.
Bewreke (v. t.) To wreak; to avenge.
Bezzle (v. t.) To plunder; to waste in riot.
Bias (v. t.) To inc
Bib (v. t.) Alt. of Bibbe
Bibbe (v. t.) To drink; to tipple.
Bibler (v. t.) A great drinker; a tippler.
Bibulous (v. t.) Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper.
Bibulous (v. t.) Inc
Bichromatize (v. t.) To combine or treat with a bichromate, esp. with bichromate of potassium; as, bichromatized gelatine.
Bicolligate (v. t.) Having the anterior toes connected by a basal web.
Bid (v. t.) To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
Bid (v. t.) To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
Bid (v. t.) To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
Bid (v. t.) To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
Bid (v. t.) To invite; to call in; to request to come.
Bid (v. t.) To pray.
Bid (v. t.) To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
Bide (v. t.) To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
Bide (v. t.) To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.
Bide (v. t.) To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.
Bide (v. t.) To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.
Bield (v. t.) To shelter.
Big (v. t.) Alt. of Bigg
Bigg (v. t.) To build.
Biggin (v. t.) Alt. of Bigging
Bigging (v. t.) A building.
Bilge (v. t.) To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).
Bilge (v. t.) To cause to bulge.
Bilk (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.
Bill (v. t.) To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
Bill (v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
Bill (v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
Billet (v. t.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
Bin (v. t.) To put into a bin; as, to bin wine.
Bind (v. t.) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
Bind (v. t.) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
Bind (v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
Bind (v. t.) To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
Bind (v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
Bind (v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
Bind (v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
Bind (v. t.) Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
Bind (v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
Bind (v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
Biographize (v. t.) To write a history of the life of.
Birch (v. t.) To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.
Birdlime (v. t.) To smear with birdlime; to catch with birdlime; to insnare.
Birken (v. t.) To whip with a birch or rod.
Bisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into two parts.
Bisect (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.
Bishop (v. t.) To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
Bishop (v. t.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
Bisie (v. t.) To busy; to employ.
Bit (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
Bitake (v. t.) To commend; to commit.
Bite (v. t.) To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Bite (v. t.) To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
Bite (v. t.) To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
Bite (v. t.) To cheat; to trick; to take in.
Bite (v. t.) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
Bitt (v. t.) To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.
Bitter (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
Bitter (v. t.) Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
Bitter (v. t.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
Bitter (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
Bitter (v. t.) Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
Bitter (v. t.) To make bitter.
Bituminate (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with bitumen; to cement with bitumen.
Bituminize (v. t.) To prepare, treat, impregnate, or coat with bitumen.
Biwreye (v. t.) To bewray; to reveal.
Blackball (v. t.) To vote against, by putting a black ball into a ballot box; to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black balls; to ostracize.
Blackball (v. t.) To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.
Blacken (v. t.) To make or render black.
Blacken (v. t.) To make dark; to darken; to cloud.
Blacken (v. t.) To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.
Blackguard (v. t.) To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.
Blacklead (v. t.) To coat or to polish with black lead.
Blacklist (v. t.) To put in a black list as deserving of suspicion, censure, or punishment; esp. to put in a list of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, -- as tradesmen and employers do for mutual protection; as, to blacklist a workman who has been discharged. See Black list, under Black, a.
Blackmail (v. t.) To extort money from by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation, distress of mind, etc.; as, to blackmail a merchant by threatening to expose an alleged fraud.
Bladder (v. t.) To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.
Bladder (v. t.) To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.
Blade (v. t.) To furnish with a blade.
Blame (v. t.) To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
Blame (v. t.) To bring reproach upon; to blemish.
Blanch (v. t.) To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
Blanch (v. t.) To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.
Blandish (v. t.) To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.
Blandish (v. t.) To make agreeable and enticing.
Blank (v. t.) To make void; to annul.
Blank (v. t.) To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.
Blanket (v. t.) To cover with a blanket.
Blanket (v. t.) To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
Blanket (v. t.) To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
Blare (v. t.) To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
Blarney (v. t.) To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney.
Blast (v. t.) To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit-bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel.
Blast (v. t.) Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character.
Blast (v. t.) To confound by a loud blast or din.
Blast (v. t.) To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
Blat (v. t.) To utter inconsiderately.
Blaze (v. t.) To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.
Blaze (v. t.) To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a
Blazon (v. t.) To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
Blazon (v. t.) To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
Blazon (v. t.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to de
Blear (v. t.) To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.
Bleck (v. t.) Alt. of Blek
Blek (v. t.) To blacken; also, to defile.
Bleed (v. t.) To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.
Bleed (v. t.) To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.
Bleed (v. t.) To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.
Blemish (v. t.) To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind.
Blemish (v. t.) To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame.
Blench (v. t.) To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder.
Blench (v. t.) To draw back from; to deny from fear.
Blend (v. t.) To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the
Blend (v. t.) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.
Bless (v. t.) To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
Bless (v. t.) To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
Bless (v. t.) To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons.
Bless (v. t.) To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food.
Bless (v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
Bless (v. t.) To guard; to keep; to protect.
Bless (v. t.) To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
Bless (v. t.) To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
Bless (v. t.) To wave; to brandish.
Blessing (v. t.) The act of one who blesses.
Blessing (v. t.) A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.
Blessing (v. t.) A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.
Blessing (v. t.) A gift.
Blessing (v. t.) Grateful praise or worship.
Blight (v. t.) To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
Blight (v. t.) Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.
Blind (v. t.) To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
Blind (v. t.) To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
Blind (v. t.) To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
Blind (v. t.) To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
Blindfold (v. t.) To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing.
Blink (v. t.) To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.
Blink (v. t.) To trick; to deceive.
Blister (v. t.) To raise a blister or blisters upon.
Blister (v. t.) To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister.
Bloat (v. t.) To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.
Bloat (v. t.) To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
Bloat (v. t.) To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.
Block (v. t.) A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.
Block (v. t.) The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.
Block (v. t.) The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
Block (v. t.) The pattern or shape of a hat.
Block (v. t.) A large or long building divided into separate houses or shops, or a number of houses or shops built in contact with each other so as to form one building; a row of houses or shops.
Block (v. t.) A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.
Block (v. t.) A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; -- used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.
Block (v. t.) The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
Block (v. t.) Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.
Block (v. t.) A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.
Block (v. t.) A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.
Block (v. t.) A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
Block (v. t.) A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.
Blockade (v. t.) The shutting up of a place by troops or ships, with the purpose of preventing ingress or egress, or the reception of supplies; as, the blockade of the ports of an enemy.
Blockade (v. t.) An obstruction to passage.
Blond (v. t.) Alt. of Blonde
Blonde (v. t.) Of a fair color; light-colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.
Blood (v. t.) To bleed.
Blood (v. t.) To stain, smear or wet, with blood.
Blood (v. t.) To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
Blood (v. t.) To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
Bloody (v. t.) To stain with blood.
Bloom (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
Bloom (v. t.) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
Blot (v. t.) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
Blot (v. t.) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
Blot (v. t.) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
Blot (v. t.) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
Blot (v. t.) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
Blot (v. t.) To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
Blote (v. t.) To cure, as herrings, by salting and smoking them; to bloat.
Blow (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
Blow (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
Blow (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
Blow (v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
Blow (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
Blow (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
Blow (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
Blow (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
Blow (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
Blow (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
Blow (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
Blubber (v. t.) To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
Blubber (v. t.) To give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries); -- with forth or out.
Blue (v. t.) To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
Bluff (v. t.) To deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value.
Bluff (v. t.) To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off.
Blunder (v. t.) To cause to blunder.
Blunder (v. t.) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
Blunge (v. t.) To amalgamate and blend; to beat up or mix in water, as clay.
Blunt (v. t.) To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
Blunt (v. t.) To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
Blur (v. t.) To render obscure by making the form or out
Blur (v. t.) To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
Blur (v. t.) To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
Blurt (v. t.) To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out.
Blush (v. t.) To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
Blush (v. t.) To express or make known by blushing.
Bluster (v. t.) To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully.
Board (v. t.) To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
Board (v. t.) To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
Boast (v. t.) To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
Boast (v. t.) To display vaingloriously.
Boast (v. t.) To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
Boast (v. t.) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
Boast (v. t.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
Boat (v. t.) To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
Boat (v. t.) To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
Bode (v. t.) To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
Bode (v. t.) A messenger; a herald.
Bodge (v. t.) To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch.
Body (v. t.) To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
Bog (v. t.) To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
Boggle (v. t.) To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
Boil (v. t.) To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
Boil (v. t.) To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
Boil (v. t.) To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
Boil (v. t.) To steep or soak in warm water.
Bold (v. t.) To make bold or daring.
Bolden (v. t.) To make bold; to encourage; to embolden.
Bolling (v. t.) A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.
Bolster (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
Bolster (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.
Bolt (v. t.) To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
Bolt (v. t.) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
Bolt (v. t.) To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.
Bolt (v. t.) To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
Bolt (v. t.) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
Bolt (v. t.) To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
Bolt (v. t.) To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
Bolt (v. t.) To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
Bolt (v. t.) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
Bomb (v. t.) To bombard.
Bombard (v. t.) To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.
Bombast (v. t.) To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.
Bond (v. t.) To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.
Bond (v. t.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
Bone (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
Bone (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
Bone (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.
Bone (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.
Bone (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in
Bonify (v. t.) To convert into, or make, good.
Book (v. t.) To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
Book (v. t.) To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.
Book (v. t.) To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.
Boom (v. t.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
Boom (v. t.) To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.
Boot (v. t.) To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
Boot (v. t.) To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
Boot (v. t.) To put boots on, esp. for riding.
Boot (v. t.) To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
Border (v. t.) To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
Border (v. t.) To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest.
Border (v. t.) To confine within bounds; to limit.
Bore (v. t.) To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
Bore (v. t.) To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole.
Bore (v. t.) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
Bore (v. t.) To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
Bore (v. t.) To befool; to trick.
Born (v. t.) Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.
Born (v. t.) Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar.
Borrow (v. t.) To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
Borrow (v. t.) To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
Borrow (v. t.) To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
Borrow (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit.
Borrow (v. t.) To receive; to take; to derive.
Bosom (v. t.) To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.
Bosom (v. t.) To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.
Boss (v. t.) To ornament with bosses; to stud.
Botanize (v. t.) To explore for botanical purposes.
Bother (v. t.) To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
Bottle (v. t.) To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one's wrath.
Bottom (v. t.) To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.
Bottom (v. t.) To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
Bottom (v. t.) To reach or get to the bottom of.
Bottom (v. t.) To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
Bouche (v. t.) Same as Bush, to
Bouge (v. t.) To stave in; to bilge.
Boun (v. t.) To make or get ready.
Bounce (v. t.) To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.
Bounce (v. t.) To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.
Bounce (v. t.) To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
Bounce (v. t.) To bully; to scold.
Bound (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.
Bound (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
Bound (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
Bound (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
Bow (v. t.) To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
Bow (v. t.) To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to inc
Bow (v. t.) To bend or inc
Bow (v. t.) To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.
Bow (v. t.) To express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks.
Bow (v. t.) Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow.
Bow (v. t.) A weapon made of a strip of wood, or other elastic material, with a cord connecting the two ends, by means of which an arrow is propelled.
Bow (v. t.) An ornamental knot, with projecting loops, formed by doubling a ribbon or string.
Bow (v. t.) The U-shaped piece which embraces the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
Bow (v. t.) An appliance consisting of an elastic rod, with a number of horse hairs stretched from end to end of it, used in playing on a stringed instrument.
Bow (v. t.) An arcograph.
Bow (v. t.) Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging the hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
Bow (v. t.) A rude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
Bowel (v. t.) To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
Bower (v. t.) To embower; to inclose.
Bowge (v. t.) To cause to leak.
Bowl (v. t.) To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
Bowl (v. t.) To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
Bowl (v. t.) To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
Bowne (v. t.) To make ready; to prepare; to dress.
Bowssen (v. t.) To drench; to soak; especially, to immerse (in water believed to have curative properties).
Bowstring (v. t.) To strangle with a bowstring.
Box (v. t.) To inclose in a box.
Box (v. t.) To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
Box (v. t.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
Box (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.
Box (v. t.) To boxhaul.
Boxhaul (v. t.) To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).
Boy (v. t.) To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.
Boycott (v. t.) To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott.
Brace (v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
Brace (v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
Brace (v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
Brace (v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
Brace (v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
Bracket (v. t.) To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
Brag (v. t.) To boast of.
Braid (v. t.) To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.
Braid (v. t.) To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations.
Braid (v. t.) To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid.
Braid (v. t.) Deceitful.
Brail (v. t.) To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.
Brain (v. t.) To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
Brain (v. t.) To conceive; to understand.
Braise (v. t.) To stew or broil in a covered kettle or pan.
Brake (v. t.) An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber.
Brake (v. t.) An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine.
Brake (v. t.) A baker's kneading though.
Brake (v. t.) A sharp bit or snaffle.
Brake (v. t.) A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
Brake (v. t.) That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
Brake (v. t.) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
Brake (v. t.) A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag.
Brake (v. t.) A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
Brake (v. t.) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
Brake (v. t.) A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.
Brake (v. t.) An ancient instrument of torture.
Branch (v. t.) To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
Branch (v. t.) To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
Brand (v. t.) A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
Brand (v. t.) A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
Brand (v. t.) A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; -- also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way, as with a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; kind; grade; as, a good brand of flour.
Brand (v. t.) A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
Brand (v. t.) An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
Brand (v. t.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei.
Brand (v. t.) To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous (as a convict).
Brand (v. t.) To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
Brand (v. t.) Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
Brand (v. t.) To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
Brave (v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
Brave (v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.
Bray (v. t.) To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.
Bray (v. t.) To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.
Braze (v. t.) To cover or ornament with brass.
Brazen (v. t.) To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through.
Breach (v. t.) To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
Bread (v. t.) To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets.
Break (v. t.) To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.
Break (v. t.) To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.
Break (v. t.) To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.
Break (v. t.) To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
Break (v. t.) To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
Break (v. t.) To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
Break (v. t.) To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.
Break (v. t.) To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
Break (v. t.) To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.
Break (v. t.) To impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend.
Break (v. t.) To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discip
Break (v. t.) To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.
Break (v. t.) To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
Break (v. t.) An opening made by fracture or disruption.
Break (v. t.) An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship.
Break (v. t.) A projection or recess from the face of a building.
Break (v. t.) An opening or displacement in the circuit, interrupting the electrical current.
Break (v. t.) An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation.
Break (v. t.) An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled
Break (v. t.) The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
Break (v. t.) A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
Break (v. t.) A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake, n. 9 & 10.
Breakfast (v. t.) To furnish with breakfast.
Bream (v. t.) To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.
Breast (v. t.) To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.
Breathe (v. t.) To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
Breathe (v. t.) To inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into.
Breathe (v. t.) To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
Breathe (v. t.) To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
Breathe (v. t.) To express; to manifest; to give forth.
Breathe (v. t.) To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
Breathe (v. t.) To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
Breathe (v. t.) To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
Breathe (v. t.) To put out of breath; to exhaust.
Breathe (v. t.) To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
Breech (v. t.) To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
Breech (v. t.) To cover as with breeches.
Breech (v. t.) To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
Breech (v. t.) To whip on the breech.
Breech (v. t.) To fasten with breeching.
Breed (v. t.) To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
Breed (v. t.) To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
Breed (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.
Breed (v. t.) To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
Breed (v. t.) To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
Breed (v. t.) To raise, as any kind of stock.
Breed (v. t.) To produce or obtain by any natural process.
Brevet (v. t.) To confer rank upon by brevet.
Breviate (v. t.) To abbreviate.
Brew (v. t.) To boil or seethe; to cook.
Brew (v. t.) To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
Brew (v. t.) To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
Brew (v. t.) To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief.
Bribe (v. t.) To rob or steal.
Bribe (v. t.) To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
Bribe (v. t.) To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.
Brick (v. t.) To lay or pave with bricks; to surround,
Brick (v. t.) To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.
Bride (v. t.) To make a bride of.
Bridge (v. t.) To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
Bridge (v. t.) To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
Bridge (v. t.) To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.
Bridle (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
Bridle (v. t.) To restrain, guide, or govern, with, or as with, a bridle; to check, curb, or control; as, to bridle the passions; to bridle a muse.
Brief (v. t.) To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.
Brigade (v. t.) To form into a brigade, or into brigades.
Brim (v. t.) To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.
Brimstone (v. t.) Sulphur; See Sulphur.
Brine (v. t.) To steep or saturate in brine.
Brine (v. t.) To sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay.
Bring (v. t.) To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch.
Bring (v. t.) To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to.
Bring (v. t.) To convey; to move; to carry or conduct.
Bring (v. t.) To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
Bring (v. t.) To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?
Bristle (v. t.) To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up.
Bristle (v. t.) To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
Brite (v. t.) Alt. of Bright
Bright (v. t.) To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.
Broaden (v. t.) To make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive.
Broadseal (v. t.) To stamp with the broad seal; to make sure; to guarantee or warrant.
Brochure (v. t.) A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet.
Brog (v. t.) To prod with a pointed instrument, as a lance; also, to broggle.
Brogue (v. t.) A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.
Broid (v. t.) To braid.
Broider (v. t.) To embroider.
Broil (v. t.) To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
Broil (v. t.) To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.
Broken (v. t.) Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
Broken (v. t.) Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
Broken (v. t.) Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
Broken (v. t.) Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
Broken (v. t.) Subdued; humbled; contrite.
Broken (v. t.) Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
Broken (v. t.) Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
Broken (v. t.) Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
Broken (v. t.) Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
Broken (v. t.) Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
Broker (v. t.) One who transacts business for another; an agent.
Broker (v. t.) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
Broker (v. t.) A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
Broker (v. t.) A dealer in secondhand goods.
Broker (v. t.) A pimp or procurer.
Bromate (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with bromine; as, bromated camphor.
Brominate (v. t.) See Bromate, v. t.
Bromize (v. t.) To prepare or treat with bromine; as, to bromize a silvered plate.
Brood (v. t.) The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
Brood (v. t.) The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
Brood (v. t.) That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
Brood (v. t.) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
Brood (v. t.) To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
Brood (v. t.) To cherish with care.
Brood (v. t.) To think anxiously or moodily upon.
Brook (v. t.) A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
Brook (v. t.) To use; to enjoy.
Brook (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
Brook (v. t.) To deserve; to earn.
Broom (v. t.) See Bream.
Brother (v. t.) To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
Brow (v. t.) To bound to limit; to be at, or form, the edge of.
Browbeat (v. t.) To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully; as, to browbeat witnesses.
Brown (v. t.) To make brown or dusky.
Brown (v. t.) To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.
Brown (v. t.) To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.
Bruise (v. t.) To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
Bruise (v. t.) To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
Bruit (v. t.) To report; to noise abroad.
Brunt (v. t.) The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a battle.
Brunt (v. t.) The force of a blow; shock; collision.
Brutalize (v. t.) To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman.
Brute (v. t.) To report; to bruit.
Brutify (v. t.) To make like a brute; to make senseless, stupid, or unfeeling; to brutalize.
Bub (v. t.) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.
Bubbler (v. t.) To cheat; to deceive.
Buck (v. t.) To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.
Buck (v. t.) To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
Buck (v. t.) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
Buck (v. t.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
Buck (v. t.) To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
Buckler (v. t.) To shield; to defend.
Buckram (v. t.) To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff.
Bud (v. t.) To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.
Buff (v. t.) To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.
Buff (v. t.) To strike.
Buffet (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
Buffet (v. t.) To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
Buffet (v. t.) To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
Buffoon (v. t.) To treat with buffoonery.
Bugbear (v. t.) To alarm with idle phantoms.
Build (v. t.) To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
Build (v. t.) To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
Build (v. t.) To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
Bull (v. t.) To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st Bull, n., 4.
Bulldoze (v. t.) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; -- used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana.
Bullock (v. t.) To bully.
Bully (v. t.) To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward.
Bullyrag (v. t.) Same as Bullirag.
Bulwark (v. t.) To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.
Bump (v. t.) To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
Bunch (v. t.) To form into a bunch or bunches.
Bundle (v. t.) To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.
Bundle (v. t.) To send off abruptly or without ceremony.
Bung (v. t.) To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up.
Bungle (v. t.) To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; -- sometimes with up.
Buoy (v. t.) To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
Buoy (v. t.) To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.
Buoy (v. t.) To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
Burden (v. t.) To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
Burden (v. t.) To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
Burden (v. t.) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
Burke (v. t.) To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
Burke (v. t.) To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
Burl (v. t.) To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.
Burlesque (v. t.) To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
Burn (v. t.) To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood.
Burn (v. t.) To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass.
Burn (v. t.) To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.
Burn (v. t.) To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.
Burn (v. t.) To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.
Burn (v. t.) To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.
Burn (v. t.) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen.
Burnettize (v. t.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; -- a process invented by Sir William Burnett.
Burst (v. t.) To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
Burst (v. t.) To break.
Burst (v. t.) To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
Bury (v. t.) To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury the face in the hands.
Bury (v. t.) Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.
Bury (v. t.) To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.
Bush (v. t.) To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
Bush (v. t.) To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.
Bush (v. t.) To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
Bushhammer (v. t.) To dress with bushhammer; as, to bushhammer a block of granite.
Buss (v. t.) To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.
Busy (v. t.) To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.
Butcher (v. t.) To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.
Butcher (v. t.) To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.
Butt (v. t.) Alt. of But
But (v. t.) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
But (v. t.) The thicker end of anything. See But.
But (v. t.) A mark to be shot at; a target.
But (v. t.) A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
But (v. t.) A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.
But (v. t.) A thrust in fencing.
But (v. t.) A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
But (v. t.) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.
But (v. t.) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
But (v. t.) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
But (v. t.) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
But (v. t.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.
But (v. t.) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
But (v. t.) The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
Butt (v. t.) To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
Butter (v. t.) To cover or spread with butter.
Butter (v. t.) To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
Buttonhole (v. t.) To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour.
Buttress (v. t.) To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
Buttweld (v. t.) To unite by a butt weld.
Buy (v. t.) To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.
Buy (v. t.) To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
Buzz (v. t.) To sound forth by buzzing.
Buzz (v. t.) To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.
Buzz (v. t.) To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
Buzz (v. t.) To sound with a "buzz".
Byname (v. t.) To give a nickname to.
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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".