Transitive Verbs Starting with T
Ta (v. t.) To take.
Tabby (v. t.) To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc.
Tabefy (v. t.) To cause to waste gradually, to emaciate.
Table (v. t.) To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.
Table (v. t.) To de
Table (v. t.) To supply with food; to feed.
Table (v. t.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
Table (v. t.) To lay or place on a table, as money.
Table (v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.
Table (v. t.) To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.
Table (v. t.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.
Taboo (v. t.) To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.
Tabor (v. t.) To make (a sound) with a tabor.
Tabularize (v. t.) To tabulate.
Tabulate (v. t.) To form into a table or tables; to reduce to tables or synopses.
Tabulate (v. t.) To shape with a flat surface.
Tack (v. t.) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
Tack (v. t.) The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).
Tack (v. t.) The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction.
Tack (v. t.) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
Tack (v. t.) Confidence; reliance.
Tack (v. t.) To fasten or attach.
Tack (v. t.) Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.
Tack (v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.
Tack (v. t.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.
Tag (v. t.) To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags.
Tag (v. t.) To join; to fasten; to attach.
Tag (v. t.) To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.
Tail (v. t.) To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.
Tail (v. t.) To pull or draw by the tail.
Taint (v. t.) To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
Taint (v. t.) To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
Taint (v. t.) To imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air.
Taint (v. t.) Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish.
Take (v. t.) In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
Take (v. t.) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
Take (v. t.) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
Take (v. t.) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
Take (v. t.) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
Take (v. t.) To form a likeness of; to copy; to de
Take (v. t.) To draw; to deduce; to derive.
Take (v. t.) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
Take (v. t.) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
Take (v. t.) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
Take (v. t.) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
Take (v. t.) In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
Take (v. t.) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
Take (v. t.) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
Take (v. t.) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
Take (v. t.) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
Take (v. t.) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
Take (v. t.) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
Talent (v. t.) Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minae or 6,000 drachmae. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was 243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.
Talent (v. t.) Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93/ lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from 340 to 396 sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.
Talent (v. t.) Inclination; will; disposition; desire.
Talent (v. t.) Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).
Talk (v. t.) To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
Talk (v. t.) To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
Talk (v. t.) To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
Talk (v. t.) To cause to be or become by talking.
Tallage (v. t.) To lay an impost upon; to cause to pay tallage.
Tallow (v. t.) To grease or smear with tallow.
Tallow (v. t.) To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
Tambour (v. t.) To embroider on a tambour.
Tame (v. t.) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
Tamp (v. t.) In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.
Tamp (v. t.) To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
Tampon (v. t.) To plug with a tampon.
Tang (v. t.) To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
Tangent (v. t.) A tangent
Tantalize (v. t.) To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment.
Tap (v. t.) To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.
Tap (v. t.) To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
Tap (v. t.) To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
Tap (v. t.) Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
Tap (v. t.) To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
Tap (v. t.) To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.
Taper (v. t.) To make or cause to taper.
Tapestry (v. t.) To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry.
Tapis (v. t.) To cover or work with figures like tapestry.
Tar (v. t.) To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.
Tardy (v. t.) To make tardy.
Tare (v. t.) To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).
Tariff (v. t.) To make a list of duties on, as goods.
Tarry (v. t.) To delay; to defer; to put off.
Tarry (v. t.) To wait for; to stay or stop for.
Tart (v. t.) Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple.
Tart (v. t.) Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke.
Tartarize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or subject to the action of, tartar.
Tartarize (v. t.) To cause to resemble the Tartars and their civilization, as by conquest.
Tas (v. t.) To tassel.
Task (v. t.) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
Task (v. t.) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
Task (v. t.) To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
Tassel (v. t.) To adorn with tassels.
Taste (v. t.) To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
Taste (v. t.) To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
Taste (v. t.) To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
Taste (v. t.) To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
Taste (v. t.) To partake of; to participate in; -- usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
Tath (v. t.) To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.
Tatter (v. t.) To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective.
Tattoo (v. t.) To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.
Taunt (v. t.) To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout.
Taw (v. t.) To push; to tug; to tow.
Taw (v. t.) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.
Taw (v. t.) To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
Taxidermy (v. t.) The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.
Teach (v. t.) To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.
Teach (v. t.) To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.
Teach (v. t.) To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
Team (v. t.) To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.
Tear (v. t.) To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
Tear (v. t.) Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
Tear (v. t.) To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
Tear (v. t.) To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
Tear (v. t.) To move violently; to agitate.
Tease (v. t.) To comb or card, as wool or flax.
Tease (v. t.) To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.
Tease (v. t.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.
Tease (v. t.) To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague.
Teasel (v. t.) To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.
Ted (v. t.) To spread, or turn from the swath, and scatter for drying, as new-mowed grass; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Tedder (v. t.) Same as Tether.
Teem (v. t.) To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.
Teem (v. t.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
Teem (v. t.) To produce; to bring forth.
Teen (v. t.) To hedge or fence in; to inclose.
Telegraph (v. t.) To convey or announce by telegraph.
Telephone (v. t.) To convey or announce by telephone.
Telescope (v. t.) To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
Tell (v. t.) To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
Tell (v. t.) To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
Tell (v. t.) To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Tell (v. t.) To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
Tell (v. t.) To order; to request; to command.
Tell (v. t.) To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
Tell (v. t.) To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
Tellurize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or to subject to the action of, tellurium; -- chiefly used adjectively in the past participle; as, tellurized ores.
Temper (v. t.) To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.
Temper (v. t.) To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.
Temper (v. t.) To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.
Temper (v. t.) To govern; to manage.
Temper (v. t.) To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.
Temper (v. t.) To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.
Temperament (v. t.) Internal constitution; state with respect to the relative proportion of different qualities, or constituent parts.
Temperament (v. t.) Due mixture of qualities; a condition brought about by mutual compromises or concessions.
Temperament (v. t.) The act of tempering or modifying; adjustment, as of clashing rules, interests, passions, or the like; also, the means by which such adjustment is effected.
Temperament (v. t.) Condition with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
Temperament (v. t.) A system of compromises in the tuning of organs, pianofortes, and the like, whereby the tones generated with the vibrations of a ground tone are mutually modified and in part canceled, until their number reduced to the actual practicable scale of twelve tones to the octave. This scale, although in so far artificial, is yet closely suggestive of its origin in nature, and this system of tuning, although not mathematically true, yet satisfies the ear, while it has the conve>
Temperament (v. t.) The peculiar physical and mental character of an individual, in olden times erroneously supposed to be due to individual variation in the relations and proportions of the constituent parts of the body, especially of the fluids, as the bile, blood, lymph, etc. Hence the phrases, bilious or choleric temperament, sanguine temperament, etc., implying a predominance of one of these fluids and a corresponding influence on the temperament.
Temperance (v. t.) Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
Temperance (v. t.) Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
Temperance (v. t.) State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
Temperate (v. t.) Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
Temperate (v. t.) Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
Temperate (v. t.) Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Temperate (v. t.) Proceeding from temperance.
Temperate (v. t.) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
Tempest (v. t.) To disturb as by a tempest.
Temple (v. t.) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.
Temporize (v. t.) To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties.
Temporize (v. t.) To delay; to procrastinate.
Temporize (v. t.) To comply; to agree.
Tempt (v. t.) To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
Tempt (v. t.) To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
Tempt (v. t.) To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
Tempt (v. t.) To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.
Tenant (v. t.) To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
Tend (v. t.) To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
Tend (v. t.) To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks.
Tend (v. t.) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
Tender (v. t.) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt.
Tender (v. t.) To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
Tender (v. t.) To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.
Tennis (v. t.) To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis.
Tenon (v. t.) To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.
Tent (v. t.) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
Tent (v. t.) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
Tenter (v. t.) To hang or stretch on, or as on, tenters.
Tenuate (v. t.) To make thin; to attenuate.
Terebrate (v. t.) To perforate; to bore; to pierce.
Terminate (v. t.) To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a
Terminate (v. t.) To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
Terminate (v. t.) Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
Termine (v. t.) To terminate.
Terrace (v. t.) To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
Terrestrify (v. t.) To convert or reduce into a condition like that of the earth; to make earthy.
Terrify (v. t.) To make terrible.
Terrify (v. t.) To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.
Territorialize (v. t.) To enlarge by extension of territory.
Territorialize (v. t.) To reduce to the condition of a territory.
Terrorize (v. t.) To impress with terror; to coerce by intimidation.
Tertiate (v. t.) To do or perform for the third time.
Tertiate (v. t.) To examine, as the thickness of the metal at the muzzle of a gun; or, in general, to examine the thickness of, as ordnance, in order to ascertain its strength.
Tessellate (v. t.) To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work.
Test (v. t.) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
Test (v. t.) To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.
Test (v. t.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
Testern (v. t.) To present with a tester.
Testify (v. t.) To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny.
Testify (v. t.) To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact.
Testimony (v. t.) To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony.
Tetanize (v. t.) To throw, as a muscle, into a state of permanent contraction; to cause tetanus in. See Tetanus, n., 2.
Tether (v. t.) To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits.
Tetter (v. t.) To affect with tetter.
Tew (v. t.) To tow along, as a vessel.
Tewtaw (v. t.) To beat; to break, as flax or hemp.
Text (v. t.) To write in large characters, as in text hand.
Texture (v. t.) To form a texture of or with; to interweave.
Thak (v. t.) To thwack.
Thanksgive (v. t.) To give or dedicate in token of thanks.
Thaw (v. t.) To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
Theologize (v. t.) To render theological; to apply to divinity; to reduce to a system of theology.
Theorem (v. t.) To formulate into a theorem.
Thermolyze (v. t.) To subject to thermolysis; to dissociate by heat.
Thicken (v. t.) To make thick (in any sense of the word).
Thicken (v. t.) To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.
Thicken (v. t.) To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.
Thicken (v. t.) To strengthen; to confirm.
Thicken (v. t.) To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.
Thimblerig (v. t.) To swindle by means of small cups or thimbles, and a pea or small ball placed under one of them and quickly shifted to another, the victim laying a wager that he knows under which cup it is; hence, to cheat by any trick.
Thin (v. t.) To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
Think (v. t.) To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
Think (v. t.) To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.
Think (v. t.) To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
Think (v. t.) To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
Think (v. t.) To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.
Think (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
Think (v. t.) To presume; to venture.
Think (v. t.) To conceive; to imagine.
Think (v. t.) To plan or design; to plot; to compass.
Think (v. t.) To believe; to consider; to esteem.
Thirl (v. t.) To bore; to drill or thrill. See Thrill.
Thirst (v. t.) To have a thirst for.
Thole (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to undergo.
Thorn (v. t.) To prick, as with a thorn.
Thou (v. t.) To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.
Thrack (v. t.) To load or burden; as, to thrack a man with property.
Thrall (v. t.) To enslave.
Thrash (v. t.) Alt. of Thresh
Thresh (v. t.) To beat out grain from, as straw or husks; to beat the straw or husk of (grain) with a flail; to beat off, as the kernels of grain; as, to thrash wheat, rye, or oats; to thrash over the old straw.
Thresh (v. t.) To beat soundly, as with a stick or whip; to drub.
Thrash (v. t.) Alt. of Thresh
Thresh (v. t.) To practice thrashing grain or the like; to perform the business of beating grain from straw; as, a man who thrashes well.
Thresh (v. t.) Hence, to labor; to toil; also, to move violently.
Thraste (v. t.) To thrust.
Thread (v. t.) To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
Thread (v. t.) To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.
Thread (v. t.) To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
Threap (v. t.) To call; to name.
Threap (v. t.) To maintain obstinately against denial or contradiction; also, to contend or argue against (another) with obstinacy; to chide; as, he threaped me down that it was so.
Threap (v. t.) To beat, or thrash.
Threap (v. t.) To cozen, or cheat.
Threaten (v. t.) To utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn.
Threaten (v. t.) To exhibit the appearance of (something evil or unpleasant) as approaching; to indicate as impending; to announce the conditional infliction of; as, to threaten war; to threaten death.
Threpe (v. t.) To call; to term.
Threste (v. t.) To thrust.
Thrid (v. t.) To pass through in the manner of a thread or a needle; to make or find a course through; to thread.
Thrid (v. t.) To make or effect (a way or course) through something; as, to thrid one's way through a wood.
Thrifallow (v. t.) See Thryfallow, and Trifallow.
Thrill (v. t.) A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
Thrill (v. t.) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
Thrill (v. t.) Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
Thrill (v. t.) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
Throat (v. t.) To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats.
Throat (v. t.) To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending.
Throe (v. t.) To put in agony.
Throne (v. t.) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
Throne (v. t.) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
Throng (v. t.) To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
Throng (v. t.) To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street.
Thropple (v. t.) To throttle.
Throttle (v. t.) To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.
Throttle (v. t.) To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
Throttle (v. t.) To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
Throw (v. t.) To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.
Throw (v. t.) To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames.
Throw (v. t.) To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.
Throw (v. t.) To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.
Throw (v. t.) To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.
Throw (v. t.) To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
Throw (v. t.) To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
Throw (v. t.) To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
Throw (v. t.) To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
Throw (v. t.) To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
Throw (v. t.) To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits.
Throw (v. t.) To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; -- sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.
Thrum (v. t.) To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe.
Thrum (v. t.) To insert short pieces of rope-yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface.
Thrum (v. t.) To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner.
Thrum (v. t.) Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to thrum the table.
Thrust (v. t.) To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.
Thrust (v. t.) To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.
Thryfallow (v. t.) To plow for the third time in summer; to trifallow.
Thumb (v. t.) To handle awkwardly.
Thumb (v. t.) To play with the thumbs, or with the thumbs and fingers; as, to thumb over a tune.
Thumb (v. t.) To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or wear out, by frequent handling; also, to cover with the thumb; as, to thumb the touch-hole of a cannon.
Thump (v. t.) To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.
Thunder (v. t.) To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation.
Thunderstrike (v. t.) To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning.
Thunderstrike (v. t.) To astonish, or strike dumb, as with something terrible; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
Thurl (v. t.) To cut through; to pierce.
Thurl (v. t.) To cut through, as a partition between one working and another.
Thwack (v. t.) To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump.
Thwack (v. t.) To fill to overflow.
Thwart (v. t.) To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air.
Thwart (v. t.) To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
Thwite (v. t.) To cut or clip with a knife; to whittle.
Thwittle (v. t.) To cut or whittle.
Tice (v. t.) To entice.
Tick (v. t.) To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.
Ticket (v. t.) To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods.
Ticket (v. t.) To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California.
Tickle (v. t.) To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of spasm which become dengerous if too long protracted.
Tickle (v. t.) To please; to gratify; to make joyous.
Tidder (v. t.) Alt. of Tiddle
Tiddle (v. t.) To use with tenderness; to fondle.
Tide (v. t.) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
Tidy (v. t.) To put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to tidy one's dress.
Tie (v. t.) A knot; a fastening.
Tie (v. t.) A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance.
Tie (v. t.) A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig.
Tie (v. t.) An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race.
Tie (v. t.) A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place.
Tie (v. t.) A
Tie (v. t.) Low shoes fastened with lacings.
Tie (v. t.) To fasten with a band or cord and knot; to bind.
Tie (v. t.) To form, as a knot, by interlacing or complicating a cord; also, to interlace, or form a knot in; as, to tie a cord to a tree; to knit; to knot.
Tie (v. t.) To unite firmly; to fasten; to hold.
Tie (v. t.) To hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine.
Tie (v. t.) To unite, as notes, by a cross
Tie (v. t.) To make an equal score with, in a contest; to be even with.
Tier (v. t.) A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.
Tiff (v. t.) To deck out; to dress.
Tight (v. t.) To tighten.
Tighten (v. t.) To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
Tile (v. t.) To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
Tile (v. t.) To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
Tile (v. t.) Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
Tile-drain (v. t.) To drain by means of tiles; to furnish with a tile drain.
Till (v. t.) To; unto; up to; as far as; until; -- now used only in respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc., and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till next week.
Tiller (v. t.) One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
Tilt (v. t.) To cover with a tilt, or awning.
Tilt (v. t.) To inc
Tilt (v. t.) To point or thrust, as a lance.
Tilt (v. t.) To point or thrust a weapon at.
Tilt (v. t.) To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
Timber (v. t.) To surmount as a timber does.
Timber (v. t.) To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Time (v. t.) To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
Time (v. t.) To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
Time (v. t.) To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
Time (v. t.) To measure, as in music or harmony.
Tin (v. t.) To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
Tinct (v. t.) To color or stain; to imblue; to tint.
Tincture (v. t.) To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
Tincture (v. t.) To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
Tind (v. t.) To kindle.
Tine (v. t.) To kindle; to set on fire.
Tine (v. t.) To shut in, or inclose.
Tinge (v. t.) To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
Tinker (v. t.) To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
Tinkle (v. t.) To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
Tinsel (v. t.) To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy.
Tint (v. t.) To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
Tip (v. t.) To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
Tip (v. t.) To strike slightly; to tap.
Tip (v. t.) To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
Tip (v. t.) To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
Tipple (v. t.) To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
Tipple (v. t.) To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
Tipsify (v. t.) To make tipsy.
Tire (v. t.) To adorn; to attire; to dress.
Tire (v. t.) To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust the patience of; to wear out (one's interest, attention, or the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade.
Tissue (v. t.) To form tissue of; to interweave.
Tithe (v. t.) To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on.
Titter (v. t.) To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle.
Tiver (v. t.) To mark with tiver.
Toady (v. t.) To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
Toast (v. t.) To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread.
Toast (v. t.) To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet.
Toast (v. t.) To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady.
To-beat (v. t.) To beat thoroughly or severely.
To-break (v. t.) To break completely; to break in pieces.
To-brest (v. t.) To burst or break in pieces.
Toe (v. t.) To touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to; as, to toe the mark.
Tohew (v. t.) To hew in pieces.
Toil (v. t.) To weary; to overlabor.
Toil (v. t.) To labor; to work; -- often with out.
Tol (v. t.) To take away. See Toll.
Tole (v. t.) To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.
Tolerate (v. t.) To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.
Toll (v. t.) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
Toll (v. t.) To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
Toll (v. t.) To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
Toll (v. t.) To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
Toll (v. t.) To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
Toll (v. t.) To collect, as a toll.
Tollbooth (v. t.) To imprison in a tollbooth.
Tomahawk (v. t.) To cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk.
Tomb (v. t.) To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
Tone (v. t.) To utter with an affected tone.
Tone (v. t.) To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.
Tone (v. t.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
Tongue (v. t.) To speak; to utter.
Tongue (v. t.) To chide; to scold.
Tongue (v. t.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
Tongue (v. t.) To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
Tongue-tie (v. t.) To deprive of speech or the power of speech, or of distinct articulation.
Tool (v. t.) To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
Tool (v. t.) To drive, as a coach.
Toom (v. t.) To empty.
Toot (v. t.) To see; to spy.
Toot (v. t.) To cause to sound, as a horn, the note being modified at the beginning and end as if by pronouncing the letter t; to blow; to sound.
Tooth (v. t.) To furnish with teeth.
Tooth (v. t.) To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw.
Tooth (v. t.) To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.
Top (v. t.) To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Top (v. t.) To rise above; to excel; to outgo; to surpass.
Top (v. t.) To rise to the top of; to go over the top of.
Top (v. t.) To take off the or upper part of; to crop.
Top (v. t.) To perform eminently, or better than before.
Top (v. t.) To raise one end of, as a yard, so that that end becomes higher than the other.
Top-drain (v. t.) To drain the surface of, as land; as, to top-drain a field or farm.
Top-dress (v. t.) To apply a surface dressing of manureto,as land.
Topple (v. t.) To throw down; to overturn.
Torace (v. t.) Alt. of Torase
Torase (v. t.) To scratch to pieces.
To-rend (v. t.) To rend in pieces.
Torment (v. t.) To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
Torment (v. t.) To pain; to distress; to afflict.
Torment (v. t.) To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
Torment (v. t.) To put into great agitation.
Torpedo (v. t.) to destroy by, or subject to the action of, a torpedo.
Torpify (v. t.) To make torpid; to numb, or benumb.
Torrefy (v. t.) To dry by a fire.
Torrefy (v. t.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
Torrefy (v. t.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.
Torture (v. t.) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
Torture (v. t.) To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.
Torture (v. t.) To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.
Torture (v. t.) To keep on the stretch, as a bow.
Toscatter (v. t.) To scatter in pieces; to divide.
Tose (v. t.) To tease, or comb, as wool.
Toshred (v. t.) To cut into shreads or pieces.
Toss (v. t.) To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.
Toss (v. t.) To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head.
Toss (v. t.) To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.
Toss (v. t.) To agitate; to make restless.
Toss (v. t.) Hence, to try; to harass.
Toss (v. t.) To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.
Totalize (v. t.) To make total, or complete;to reduce to completeness.
Tote (v. t.) To carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; -- a colloquial word of the Southern States, and used esp. by negroes.
Totear (v. t.) To tear or rend in pieces.
Touch (v. t.) To come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on.
Touch (v. t.) To perceive by the sense of feeling.
Touch (v. t.) To come to; to reach; to attain to.
Touch (v. t.) To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
Touch (v. t.) To relate to; to concern; to affect.
Touch (v. t.) To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.
Touch (v. t.) To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books.
Touch (v. t.) To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften.
Touch (v. t.) To mark or de
Touch (v. t.) To infect; to affect slightly.
Touch (v. t.) To make an impression on; to have effect upon.
Touch (v. t.) To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music.
Touch (v. t.) To perform, as a tune; to play.
Touch (v. t.) To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
Touch (v. t.) To harm, afflict, or distress.
Touch (v. t.) To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
Touch (v. t.) To be tangent to. See Tangent, a.
Tour (v. t.) A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England.
Tour (v. t.) A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies.
Tour (v. t.) anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty.
Tourney (v. t.) A tournament.
Tousel (v. t.) Same as Tousle.
Tousle (v. t.) To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse.
Tow (v. t.) To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.
Tow (v. t.) A rope by which anything is towed; a tow
Tow (v. t.) The act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
Tow (v. t.) That which is towed, or drawn by a tow
Towel (v. t.) To beat with a stick.
Tower (v. t.) To soar into.
Toy (v. t.) A plaything for children; a bawble.
Toy (v. t.) A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.
Toy (v. t.) A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.
Toy (v. t.) Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
Toy (v. t.) An old story; a silly tale.
Toy (v. t.) A headdress of
Toy (v. t.) To treat foolishly.
Toze (v. t.) To pull violently; to touse.
Trace (v. t.) A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.
Trace (v. t.) A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; -- hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.
Trace (v. t.) A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
Trace (v. t.) The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
Trace (v. t.) The ground plan of a work or works.
Trace (v. t.) To mark out; to draw or de
Trace (v. t.) To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
Trace (v. t.) Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
Trace (v. t.) To copy; to imitate.
Trace (v. t.) To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
Track (v. t.) To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.
Track (v. t.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a
Tract (v. t.) To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
Tractable (v. t.) Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
Tractable (v. t.) Capable of being handled; palpable; practicable; feasible; as, tractable measures.
Trade (v. t.) To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
Tradition (v. t.) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.
Traduce (v. t.) To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.
Traduce (v. t.) To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.
Traduce (v. t.) To increase or distribute by propagation.
Traduce (v. t.) To draw away; to seduce.
Traduce (v. t.) To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
Traduce (v. t.) To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.
Traduct (v. t.) To derive or deduce; also, to transmit; to transfer.
Traffic (v. t.) To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
Trail (v. t.) To hunt by the track; to track.
Trail (v. t.) To draw or drag, as along the ground.
Trail (v. t.) To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inc
Trail (v. t.) To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat.
Trail (v. t.) To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
Train (v. t.) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
Train (v. t.) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
Train (v. t.) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discip
Train (v. t.) To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
Train (v. t.) To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, to train young trees.
Train (v. t.) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
Traitor (v. t.) To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.
Traject (v. t.) To throw or cast through, over, or across; as, to traject the sun's light through three or more cross prisms.
Traject (v. t.) A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
Traject (v. t.) The act of trajecting; trajection.
Traject (v. t.) A trajectory.
Tramble (v. t.) To wash, as tin ore, with a shovel in a frame fitted for the purpose.
Trammel (v. t.) To entangle, as in a net; to catch.
Trammel (v. t.) To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
Trample (v. t.) To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers.
Trample (v. t.) Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.
Trance (v. t.) To entrance.
Trance (v. t.) To pass over or across; to traverse.
Tranquilize (v. t.) Alt. of Tranquillize
Tranquillize (v. t.) To render tranquil; to allay when agitated; to compose; to make calm and peaceful; as, to tranquilize a state disturbed by factions or civil commotions; to tranquilize the mind.
Transact (v. t.) To carry through; to do; perform; to manage; as, to transact commercial business; to transact business by an agent.
Transanimate (v. t.) To animate with a soul conveyed from another body.
Transcend (v. t.) To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds.
Transcend (v. t.) To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.
Transcend (v. t.) To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.
Transcolate (v. t.) To cause to pass through a sieve or colander; to strain, as through a sieve.
Transcribe (v. t.) To write over again, or in the same words; to copy; as, to transcribe Livy or Tacitus; to transcribe a letter.
Transdialect (v. t.) To change or translate from one dialect into another.
Transelement (v. t.) Alt. of Transelementate
Transelementate (v. t.) To change or transpose the elements of; to transubstantiate.
Transfeminate (v. t.) To change into a woman, as a man.
Transfer (v. t.) To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion.
Transfer (v. t.) To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give; as, the title to land is transferred by deed.
Transfer (v. t.) To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
Transfigurate (v. t.) To transfigure; to transform.
Transfigure (v. t.) To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.
Transfigure (v. t.) Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to.
Transfix (v. t.) To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale; as, to transfix one with a dart.
Transforate (v. t.) To bore through; to perforate.
Transform (v. t.) To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.
Transform (v. t.) To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
Transform (v. t.) To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.
Transform (v. t.) To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.
Transfund (v. t.) To pour from one vessel into another; to transfuse.
Transfuse (v. t.) To pour, as liquid, out of one vessel into another; to transfer by pouring.
Transfuse (v. t.) To transfer, as blood, from the veins or arteries of one man or animal to those of another.
Transfuse (v. t.) To cause to pass from to another; to cause to be instilled or imbibed; as, to transfuse a spirit of patriotism into a man; to transfuse a love of letters.
Transgress (v. t.) To pass over or beyond; to surpass.
Transgress (v. t.) Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the /imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral.
Transgress (v. t.) To offend against; to vex.
Transhape (v. t.) To transshape.
Tranship (v. t.) Same as Transship.
Transhumanize (v. t.) To make more than human; to purity; to elevate above humanity.
Transit (v. t.) To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
Translate (v. t.) To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree.
Translate (v. t.) To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
Translate (v. t.) To remove to heaven without a natural death.
Translate (v. t.) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
Translate (v. t.) To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words.
Translate (v. t.) To change into another form; to transform.
Translate (v. t.) To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease.
Translate (v. t.) To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
Transliterate (v. t.) To express or represent in the characters of another alphabet; as, to transliterate Sanskrit words by means of English letters.
Transmeate (v. t.) To pass over or beyond.
Transmit (v. t.) To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another.
Transmit (v. t.) To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
Transmogrify (v. t.) To change into a different shape; to transform.
Transmove (v. t.) To move or change from one state into another; to transform.
Transmute (v. t.) To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform.
Transnature (v. t.) To transfer or transform the nature of.
Transpass (v. t.) To pass over; as, Alexander transpassed the river.
Transpatronize (v. t.) To transfer the patronage of.
Transpeciate (v. t.) To change from one species to another; to transform.
Transpierce (v. t.) To pierce through; to penetrate; to permeate; to pass through.
Transpire (v. t.) To excrete through the skin; to give off in the form of vapor; to exhale; to perspire.
Transpire (v. t.) To evaporate (moisture) from living cells.
Transplace (v. t.) To remove across some space; to put in an opposite or another place.
Transplant (v. t.) To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.
Transplant (v. t.) To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants.
Transport (v. t.) To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops.
Transport (v. t.) To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
Transport (v. t.) To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul.
Transpose (v. t.) To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the other of; to exchange, in respect of position; as, to transpose letters, words, or propositions.
Transpose (v. t.) To change; to transform; to invert.
Transpose (v. t.) To bring, as any term of an equation, from one side over to the other, without destroying the equation; thus, if a + b = c, and we make a = c - b, then b is said to be transposed.
Transpose (v. t.) To change the natural order of, as words.
Transpose (v. t.) To change the key of.
Transprint (v. t.) To transfer to the wrong place in printing; to print out of place.
Transprose (v. t.) To change from prose into verse; to versify; also, to change from verse into prose.
Transshape (v. t.) To change into another shape or form; to transform.
Transship (v. t.) To transfer from one ship or conveyance to another.
Transubstantiate (v. t.) To change into another substance.
Transubstantiate (v. t.) To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.
Transume (v. t.) To change; to convert.
Transvasate (v. t.) To pour out of one vessel into another.
Transverberate (v. t.) To beat or strike through.
Transverse (v. t.) To overturn; to change.
Transverse (v. t.) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
Transvert (v. t.) To cause to turn across; to transverse.
Trap (v. t.) To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.
Trap (v. t.) To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
Trap (v. t.) Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
Trap (v. t.) To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.
Trapan (v. t.) To insnare; to catch by stratagem; to entrap; to trepan.
Trash (v. t.) To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
Trash (v. t.) To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
Trash (v. t.) To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
Travail (v. t.) To harass; to tire.
Travel (v. t.) To journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent.
Travel (v. t.) To force to journey.
Travesty (v. t.) To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous.
Trawl (v. t.) To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl.
Tray (v. t.) To betray; to deceive.
Tread (v. t.) To step or walk on.
Tread (v. t.) To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
Tread (v. t.) To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
Tread (v. t.) To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
Tread (v. t.) To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird.
Treasure (v. t.) To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold.
Treat (v. t.) To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
Treat (v. t.) To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
Treat (v. t.) To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company.
Treat (v. t.) To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.
Treat (v. t.) To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient.
Treat (v. t.) To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
Treat (v. t.) To entreat; to beseech.
Treble (v. t.) To make thrice as much; to make threefold.
Treble (v. t.) To utter in a treble key; to whine.
Tree (v. t.) To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.
Tree (v. t.) To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.
Trench (v. t.) To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.
Trench (v. t.) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.
Trench (v. t.) To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.
Trench (v. t.) To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops.
Trench (v. t.) A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.
Trench (v. t.) An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.
Trench (v. t.) An excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches.
Trenchant (v. t.) Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.
Trenchant (v. t.) Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit.
Trencher (v. t.) One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches.
Trencher (v. t.) A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use.
Trencher (v. t.) The table; hence, the pleasures of the table; food.
Trench-plow (v. t.) Alt. of Trench-plough
Trench-plough (v. t.) To plow with deep furrows, for the purpose of loosening the land to a greater depth than usual.
Trend (v. t.) To cause to turn; to bend.
Trend (v. t.) To cleanse, as wool.
Trepan (v. t.) To insnare; to trap; to trapan.
Trepanize (v. t.) To trepan.
Trephine (v. t.) To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.
Triangulate (v. t.) To divide into triangles; specifically, to survey by means of a series of triangles properly laid down and measured.
Triangulate (v. t.) To make triangular, or three-cornered.
Tribe (v. t.) To distribute into tribes or classes.
Trice (v. t.) To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away.
Trice (v. t.) To haul and tie up by means of a rope.
Trichinize (v. t.) To render trichinous; to affect with trichinae; -- chiefly used in the past participle; as, trichinized pork.
Trick (v. t.) To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.
Trick (v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out.
Trick (v. t.) To draw in out
Trickle (v. t.) To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.
Trifallow (v. t.) To plow the third time before sowing, as land.
Trifle (v. t.) To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle.
Trifle (v. t.) To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money.
Trig (v. t.) To fill; to stuff; to cram.
Trig (v. t.) To stop, as a wheel, by placing something under it; to scotch; to skid.
Trill (v. t.) To turn round; to twirl.
Trill (v. t.) To impart the quality of a trill to; to utter as, or with, a trill; as, to trill the r; to trill a note.
Trim (v. t.) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
Trim (v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
Trim (v. t.) To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.
Trim (v. t.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
Trim (v. t.) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.
Trim (v. t.) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
Trim (v. t.) To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.
Trim (v. t.) Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.
Trine (v. t.) To put in the aspect of a trine.
Trinket (v. t.) A knife; a cutting tool.
Trinket (v. t.) A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
Trinket (v. t.) A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
Trip (v. t.) To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; -- often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling.
Trip (v. t.) Fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
Trip (v. t.) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
Trip (v. t.) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
Trip (v. t.) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
Trip (v. t.) To release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent.
Triplicate (v. t.) Made thrice as much; threefold; tripled.
Trisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into three parts.
Trisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into three equal parts.
Tristitiate (v. t.) To make sad.
Triturate (v. t.) To rub, grind, bruise, or thrash.
Triturate (v. t.) To rub or grind to a very fine or impalpable powder; to pulverize and comminute thoroughly.
Triumph (v. t.) To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
Troll (v. t.) To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
Troll (v. t.) To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
Troll (v. t.) To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
Troll (v. t.) To angle for with a trolling
Troll (v. t.) To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
Tropologize (v. t.) To use in a tropological sense, as a word; to make a trope of.
Trot (v. t.) To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
Trothplight (v. t.) To betroth.
Trouble (v. t.) To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
Trouble (v. t.) To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Trouble (v. t.) To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
Trouble (v. t.) The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Trouble (v. t.) That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
Trouble (v. t.) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
Trounce (v. t.) To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate.
Truant (v. t.) To idle away; to waste.
Truck (v. t.) To transport on a truck or trucks.
Truck (v. t.) To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.
Truckle (v. t.) To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
Trump (v. t.) To play a trump card upon; to take with a trump card; as, she trumped the first trick.
Trump (v. t.) To trick, or impose on; to deceive.
Trump (v. t.) To impose unfairly; to palm off.
Trumpet (v. t.) To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
Truncate (v. t.) To cut off; to lop; to maim.
Truncheon (v. t.) To beat with a truncheon.
Trundle (v. t.) To roll (a thing) on little wheels; as, to trundle a bed or a gun carriage.
Trundle (v. t.) To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along; as, to trundle a hoop or a ball.
Trunk (v. t.) To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim.
Trunk (v. t.) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9.
Trustee (v. t.) To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.
Trustee (v. t.) To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.
Truth (v. t.) To assert as true; to declare.
Try (v. t.) To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good.
Try (v. t.) To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
Try (v. t.) To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions.
Try (v. t.) To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
Try (v. t.) To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
Try (v. t.) To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.
Try (v. t.) To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal.
Try (v. t.) To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions.
Try (v. t.) To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.
Try (v. t.) To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.
Try (v. t.) Refined; select; excellent; choice.
Tub (v. t.) To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
Tube (v. t.) To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
Tuck (v. t.) To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.
Tuck (v. t.) To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
Tuck (v. t.) To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.
Tuck (v. t.) To full, as cloth.
Tucker (v. t.) A fuller.
Tucker (v. t.) To tire; to weary; -- usually with out.
Tuft (v. t.) To separate into tufts.
Tuft (v. t.) To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.
Tug (v. t.) To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
Tug (v. t.) To pull; to pluck.
Tull (v. t.) To allure; to tole.
Tumble (v. t.) To turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; -- sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers.
Tumble (v. t.) To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed.
Tumefy (v. t.) To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.
Tump (v. t.) To form a mass of earth or a hillock about; as, to tump teasel.
Tump (v. t.) To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
Tumulate (v. t.) To cover, as a corpse, with a mound or tomb; to bury.
Tune (v. t.) To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin.
Tune (v. t.) To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
Tune (v. t.) To sing with melody or harmony.
Tune (v. t.) To put into a proper state or disposition.
Tunnel (v. t.) To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
Tunnel (v. t.) To catch in a tunnel net.
Tunnel (v. t.) To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
Turf (v. t.) To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border of a terrace.
Turmoil (v. t.) To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
Turn (v. t.) To cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other sides in given directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head.
Turn (v. t.) To cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat.
Turn (v. t.) To give another direction, tendency, or inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to inc
Turn (v. t.) To change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote.
Turn (v. t.) To change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; -- often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like.
Turn (v. t.) To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal.
Turn (v. t.) Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt.
Turn (v. t.) To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.
Turn (v. t.) To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.
Turn (v. t.) To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.
Turnip (v. t.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself.
Turnpike (v. t.) To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
Tutor (v. t.) To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.
Tutor (v. t.) To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.
Tutorize (v. t.) To teach; to instruct.
Twang (v. t.) To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.
Twank (v. t.) To cause to make a sharp twanging sound; to twang, or twangle.
Twattle (v. t.) To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
Tweag (v. t.) To tweak.
Tweak (v. t.) To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch; as, to tweak the nose.
Tweedle (v. t.) To handle lightly; -- said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
Tweedle (v. t.) To twist.
Twiddle (v. t.) To touch lightly, or play with; to tweedle; to twirl; as, to twiddle one's thumbs; to twiddle a watch key.
Twifallow (v. t.) To plow, or fallow, a second time (land that has been once fallowed).
Twig (v. t.) To twitch; to pull; to tweak.
Twig (v. t.) To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me?
Twig (v. t.) To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.
Twig (v. t.) To beat with twigs.
Twight (v. t.) To twit.
Twill (v. t.) An appearance of diagonal
Twill (v. t.) A fabric women with a twill.
Twill (v. t.) A quill, or spool, for yarn.
Twin (v. t.) To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.
Twin (v. t.) To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob.
Twirl (v. t.) To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.
Twist (v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
Twist (v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.
Twist (v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
Twist (v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
Twist (v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
Twist (v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.
Twist (v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
Twist (v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
Twist (v. t.) A twig.
Twit (v. t.) To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.
Twitch (v. t.) To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
Twitter (v. t.) To utter with a twitter.
Tye (v. t.) See Tie, the proper orthography.
Tympanize (v. t.) To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum.
Tynd (v. t.) To shut; to close.
Tyne (v. t.) To lose.
Type (v. t.) To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
Type (v. t.) To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
Typify (v. t.) To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
Tyrannize (v. t.) To subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment; to oppress.
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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".