Common Verbs in English

Common verbs in English: think, cry, laugh, hurt, smile, listen, fly, sleep...


  • Think –  to use your mind to consider something, to form connected ideas, to try to solve problems, etc.
  • Cry – to produce tears from your eyes because you are unhappy or hurt
  • Laugh –  to make the sounds and movements of your face that show you are happy or think something is funny 
  • Hurt – to cause physical pain to somebody/yourself; to injure somebody/yourself
  • Smile – to make a smile appear on your face
  • Eat –  to put food in your mouth, chew it and swallow it
  • Swim – to move through water in a horizontal position using the arms and legs
  • Climb  – (up) (something) to go up something towards the top
  • Listen – to pay attention to somebody/something that you can hear
  • Fly –  to move through the air, using wings
  • Sit – to rest your weight on your bottom with your back vertical, for example on/in a chair
  • Sleep – to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active
  • Run – to move using your legs, going faster than when you walk

  • Carry – carry somebody/something to support the weight of somebody/something and take them or it from place to place; to take somebody/something from one place to another
  • Come – to move to or towards a person or place
  • Drink  – to take liquid into your mouth and swallow it
  • Go – to move or travel from one place to another
  • Lead – to go with or in front of a person or an animal to show the way or to make them go in the right direction
  • Ask – to say or write something in the form of a question, in order to get information
  • Catch – to stop and hold a moving object, especially in your hands
  • Cook –  to prepare food by heating it, for example by boiling, baking or frying it
  • Bite – to use your teeth to cut into or through something
  • Cut – to make an opening or a wound in something, especially with a sharp tool such as a knife or scissors
  • Sing – to make musical sounds with your voice in the form of a song or tune
  • Sew  –  to use a needle and thread to make stitches in cloth
  • Throw – to send something from your hand through the air by moving your hand or arm quickly

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