“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.
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
Action Verbs in English
Action verbs, also called dynamic verbs, express an action whether it be physical or mental