Visual Dictionary: Common Verbs in English

"Verbs" Pictionary: Cooking Verbs, Verbs of Body Movement, Action Verbs


Kitchen Verbs in English

Grate – to cut (food) into very small pieces by rubbing it against a special tool (called a grater).

Grill – to cook (food) on a metal frame over fire.

Layer – to form or arrange parts or pieces of something on top of each other : to form or arrange (something) in layers.

Level – to make (something) flat or level.

Melt – to change or to cause (something) to change from a solid to a liquid usually because of heat. Like cheese.

Pinch – the amount of something that can be held between your finger and thumb.

Pour – to cause (something) to flow in a steady stream from or into a container or place.

Scramble – to prepare (eggs) by mixing the white and yellow parts together and then stirring the mixture in a hot pan.

Serve – to give food or drink to (someone).

Simmer – to cook (something) so that it is almost boiling for a certain period of time.

Slice – a thin piece of food that is cut from something larger.

Spread – to put a layer of (something) on top of something else.

Stir – to mix (something) by making circular movements in it with a spoon or similar object.

Taste – to sense the flavor of (something that you are eating or drinking).

Add – to put (something) with another thing or group of things.

Bake – to make (food, such as bread and cake) by preparing a dough, batter, etc., and cooking it in an oven using dry heat.

Blend – to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results.

Boil – to cook (something) in water that is boiling.

Bread – to cover (food) with bread crumbs before cooking it.

Broil – to cook (food) directly over or under extremely high heat.

Chop – to cut (something) into pieces by hitting it with the sharp edge of an ax, knife, etc.

Cut – to use a sharp tool (such as a knife) to open or divide (something, such as paper or wood).

Dip – to put (something) into a liquid and pull it out again quickly.

Fry – to cook (food) in fat or oil.

Cooking Verbs (Kitchen Verbs)

English Verbs of Body Movement

Tap - move your feet to the beat of music

Kick - use your feet to make something move

Limp - walk with difficulty because your leg or foot is injured

Paddle - walk in the sea with bare feet (but still wearing trousers, etc)

Wave - when you move your hand (or hands) in the air to attract attention or to say goodbye

Stroke - use long movements of your hand down someone's skin (or an animal's fur)

Tickle - lightly touch someone to make them laugh (because their skin is sensitive)

Pat - touch someone or something lightly with your open hand

Slap - use your open hand to hit someone or something

Punch - use your closed hand (fist) to hit someone or something

Rip - tear something using both hands

Scratch - use your nails on something

Grab - take something quickly with your hand

Flick - move something small away from you using your thumb and middle finger

Body Movement Verbs (1)

Body Movement Verbs (2)

Action Verbs in English

Action verbs, also called dynamic verbs, express an action whether it be physical or mental

Action Verbs Pictionary (1)

Action Verbs Pictionary (2)

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