Verbs

Cackle
They all cackled with delight.
Canter
we cantered along the beach.
Brained
He nearly brained himself on that low beam.
Intermarry
They were not forbidden to intermarry with the local people.
Encompass
The group encompasses all ages.
Depreciate
Shares continued to depreciate on the stock markets today.
Lather
I lathered my face and started to shave.
Soap does not lather well in hard water.
Jeer
The police were jeered at by the waiting crowd.
The players were jeered by disappointed fans.
Increase
The population has increased from 1.2 million to 1.8 million.
Influence
Her writings have influenced the lives of millions.
Don’t let me influence you either way.
Hem
The villagers are hemmed in on all sides by mountains.
He felt hemmed in by all their pretty rules and regulations.
Clutch
The child was clutching a doll in her hand.
Grip
She gripped her bag tightly and wouldn’t let go.
Squeeze
Ann took her hand and squeezed it.
He squeezed her hand and smiled at her.
Feature
Many of the hotels featured in the brochure offer a special deal on the weekend break.
Freak
My parents freaked when they saw my hair.
Snakes freak me out.
Estimate
We estimated that would cost about one million.
It is estimated the project will last four years.
Guess
I don’t know, I’m just guessing.
We can only guess at her reason for leaving.
Leaven
His speech was leavened with a touch of humor.
Measure
A device that measures the level of radiation in the atmosphere.
He’s gone to be measured for a new suit.
It is difficult to measure the success of the campaign at this stage.
Realize
I didn’t realize you were so unhappy.
Only later did she realize the seriousness of this crime.
The moment I saw him, I realized something was wrong.
Stain
I hope it doesn’t stain the carpet.
They stained the floors dark brown.
This carpet stains easily.