action verb

noun

Definition of action verb

grammar
: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

action play
  1. : a thing done : deed

  2. : the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

  3. : behavior, conduct

verb play
  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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