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action verb

noun

Definition of action verb

grammar

  1. :  a verb that expresses action <“Drive” in “We often drive past their house” and “think” in “Let's think about the problem” are both action verbs.>



Word by Word Definitions

actionplay
  1. :  the initiating of a proceeding in a court of justice by which one demands or enforces one's right

    :  the proceeding itself

    :  the bringing about of an alteration by force or through a natural agency

verbplay
  1. :  a word that characteristically is the grammatical center of a predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being, that in various languages is inflected for agreement with the subject, for tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect, and that typically has rather full descriptive meaning and characterizing quality but is sometimes nearly devoid of these especially when used as an auxiliary or linking verb


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