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    Default Verbs

    Here's that list of verbs I mentioned in a lesson. MM
    Lots of Verbs
    For "walked"
    or "ran"

    lumbered
    plodded
    scurried
    sidled
    slinked/slunk
    proceeded
    wended
    scuttled
    went on his way
    shuffled
    scuffed
    scuffled
    stumbled
    shambled
    waddled
    wobbled
    scooted
    slouched
    scrambled
    scampered
    minced
    trotted
    strolled
    sauntered
    ambled
    marched
    stepped
    paced
    roamed
    roved
    meandered
    shadowed
    pursued
    trekked
    continued on
    drifted past/along
    strayed
    glided along
    strode
    stalked
    stomped
    strutted
    swished
    swaggered
    stamped

    tramped
    trudged
    traipsed
    trod/treaded/trodden limped
    hobbled
    lurched
    staggered
    tripped
    crawled
    crossed
    traversed
    -----------
    inched across
    hurtled
    galloped
    charged
    darted
    advanced
    approached
    bushwhacked
    chased
    climbed
    crept along, crept away
    sneaked/snuck
    tiptoed
    stepped lightly
    pussyfooted
    dashed
    danced
    pranced
    descended
    ascended
    dodged
    edged
    eluded
    emerged
    entered
    evacuated
    escaped
    evaded
    fled
    flitted
    flew
    hauled off
    groped his way
    launched across
    scaled
    lunged
    moved
    paraded
    passed
    patrolled
    plowed
    prowled
    propelled
    pursued

    raced
    sailed
    rushed
    sidestepped
    skidded
    skipped
    stole
    stomped
    steered
    swerved
    veered
    listed
    trampled
    ushered
    --------
    waded
    wandered
    hiked
    withdrew
    ambulated
    perambulated
    absconded
    trailed after
    bolted
    tore
    tore along
    made rapid strides
    covered ground
    sprinted
    careered
    scudded
    hastened
    raced
    hurried
    jogged
    cantered
    loped
    tripped
    took flight
    decamped
    drifted

    end of walked or ran

    For "jumped"
    vaulted
    leapt/leaped
    pounced
    startled
    flinched
    sprang
    lunged
    launched
    jerked
    jolted
    erupted
    exploded
    shot from



    For "pulled"
    pulled out
    removed
    took out
    extracted
    produced
    tugged
    extricated
    lugged
    drew
    dragged
    yanked

    --------

    For "took"
    drew
    withdrew
    pulled out a
    picked
    selected
    chose
    plucked
    removed
    snatched out
    scooped up
    rooted out
    snatched
    trapped
    took up
    raised
    picked up
    hoisted
    set upright
    elevated
    seized
    prized open
    wrenched
    wrested
    produced
    extracted
    extricated
    accepted
    fetched
    grabbed
    snitched
    took hold of
    jimmied
    gathered
    grasped
    gripped
    fingered
    nabbed
    packed
    ransacked
    appropriated
    swiped
    snared
    dragged
    acquired
    obtained
    gained

    procured
    garnered
    gleaned
    pilfered
    lowered
    took down
    tore down
    swapped

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    For "reacted"
    reeled back
    rocked back
    flushed
    blanched
    blushed
    scowled
    nodded her consent
    nodded his agreement
    smiled
    grinned
    grimaced
    fell silent
    shrugged and said
    admitted with a nod
    shook his head
    beamed
    smirked
    simpered
    listed
    tilted
    swayed
    keeled over
    flinched
    shivered
    sniffed
    blinked
    retracted
    sighed
    exhaled
    inhaled
    flicked
    flung
    reclined
    shifted
    relaxed
    swallowed
    pouted
    looked + adj.
    yielded
    hesitated
    made no attempt to
    frowned
    made no answer
    fell silent

    paused
    stared
    gasped
    started
    startled
    slackened
    reclined
    drew back
    stepped back
    stiffened
    resisted
    retreated
    raised an eyebrow
    cocked her head to one side
    put her head to one side
    tilted her head
    chuckled
    yawned
    laughed
    snickered
    giggled
    stifled a yawn
    stifled a laugh
    took a deep breath
    glanced off
    glared
    shrugged
    devoid of emotion
    grinned
    sneered


    For"touched"
    clutched
    pawed
    gripped
    grasped
    took hold of
    adjusted
    felt
    manipulated
    maneuvered
    twiddled
    palpated
    palmed
    handled
    thumbed
    rummaged through
    caressed
    fondled
    stroked
    grazed
    rubbed
    tugged
    squeezed
    scratched
    pinched
    patted
    tapped
    tamped
    rapped
    brushed
    bedaubed
    dappled
    dabbed
    swept across
    scraped
    glanced
    alighted
    pressed
    wrung
    kneaded
    shoved
    gouged
    grazed
    prodded
    ticked
    trapped
    jabbed
    poked
    pressed
    probed
    goaded
    twisted
    wedged
    pried
    prized open
    pry/pried
    pulled
    pushed
    primped
    preened
    rattled
    pumped
    mangled
    massaged
    felt
    flattened
    smoothed
    scooped up
    flicked
    flipped
    flogged
    fondled
    groped
    handled
    held
    knifed
    mauled
    tapped

    ------
    drummed
    wiggled
    worked
    stubbed
    scoured
    scrubbed>

    >
    For "pushed"
    propelled
    ballasted
    set in motion
    drove
    trundled
    shoved
    thrust
    pressed forward
    made one's way
    squeezed through
    roused
    prompted
    forged ahead
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    For "smelled"
    got scent of
    sensed
    sniffed
    detected
    snuffled
    snorted
    inhaled
    scented
    snuffed
    breathed in
    savored
    perceived
    discerned
    reeked
    stunk
    assaulted the nostrils



    For "was, were"
    stood
    sat
    took up
    perched
    lay
    hung
    took place

    contained
    spanned
    loomed
    occupied
    remained
    stayed
    persisted
    befell (happened)
    bechanced
    occurred
    happened



    For "left, exited"
    ran off
    walked off
    went out
    departed
    retreated
    decamped
    deserted
    repaired
    retired
    withdrew
    quit
    took off
    fled
    sallied forth
    bowed her way out


    For "entered"
    stepped inside
    went in
    came in
    sailed in
    burst in
    set foot in/on
    broke in
    forced her way in
    intruded
    penetrated
    passed into


    For "had, held"
    bore
    exhibited
    showed
    displayed
    betrayed
    wielded

    carried
    was furnished with
    contained
    wore
    sported
    spanned
    suspended
    grasped
    gripped
    clutched
    contained
    toted
    possessed
    retained
    embraced
    evinced


    For "hit"
    beat
    socked
    bumped
    clapped
    thumped
    lashed
    pummeled
    punched
    rammed
    crashed
    thwacked
    slapped
    smacked
    pumped

    impacted
    attacked
    hacked
    swiped
    swung
    trounced
    tackled



    For "thought, remembered"
    wondered
    asked herself
    pondered
    noticed
    reflected
    struck her as
    entertained the notion
    held in one's mind
    It occurred to her
    It came to her
    realized
    knew

    thought back to
    put her in mind of
    called to mind
    reminded her of

    weighed
    reconsidered
    thought better of

    she considered.
    she considered this.
    he was tempted to
    brought to mind

    he was taken with acknowledged
    concocted
    reasoned that
    turned it over in her mind
    flirted with the idea
    recollected
    bore in mind
    deduced
    inferred
    esteemed
    took heed
    kept in mind
    guessed
    supposed
    formed an image of
    conjured
    hatched
    fabricated
    fashioned
    formulated
    concentrated
    mused
    ruminated
    recalled
    mulled over
    brooded over
    projected
    anticipated
    concluded

    judged
    suspected
    intended
    expected
    planned
    hoped
    feared
    envisioned
    deliberated
    envisaged
    called up
    conjured up
    conceived of
    fancied
    allowed the conceit

    reviewed
    pictured
    featured
    imagined
    pretended
    considered

    the idea that
    she reasoned
    understood
    went over



    For "tasted, drank"
    savored
    relished
    nibbled at
    tried
    sipped
    gulped
    took a deep swallow
    chewed
    ingested
    ruminated
    sampled
    sank his teeth into
    bit into
    crunched
    melted

    gnawed
    rended
    quaffed
    imbibed
    tippled
    nipped
    supped
    drained
    washed down
    swilled down
    guzzled down
    lapped up
    soused
    quenched

    chugged
    smacked
    suckled
    sucked
    swigged
    swilled
    chomped
    ground
    munched
    licked
    slurped


    For "looked, saw"
    glared
    glanced off
    regarded
    made out
    descried
    remarked
    had in sight
    glowered
    squinted
    shot him a look
    fixed her with a stare
    sighted
    ogled
    cast a glance
    his eyes begged her to amplify
    gazed
    gaped
    spotted

    surveyed
    turned an eye on
    looked upon
    distinguished
    fixed her gaze on
    noted
    recognized
    identified
    took a look
    took a glance
    stared
    leered
    scowled
    scanned
    peered
    squinted
    gaped
    noticed

    observed
    considered
    watched
    viewed
    took in
    studied
    examined
    inspected
    scrutinized
    perused
    sized up
    took stock of
    skimmed
    glanced through
    flipped through
    perceived
    discerned
    beheld
    watched for
    looked on
    eyed
    detected
    contemplated
    kept in sight
    held in view
    stood guard
    kept watch
    monitored


    For "felt, seemed, showed, looked like"
    sensed
    had the impression
    understood
    detected
    seemed

    appeared
    betrayed
    indicated
    betokened
    foretokened
    revealed
    bespoke
    suggested
    signified
    connoted
    hinted at
    alluded to
    implied
    intimated
    presaged
    portended
    forewarned
    disclosed
    displayed
    lay open


    For "turned"
    wheeled around
    twisted to one side
    whirled about
    rotated
    spun on her heels
    pivoted
    revolved
    swiveled
    reeled
    trundled
    circled
    eddied
    swirled
    sheered
    veered
    shifted
    divagated
    angled off
    shunted
    exposed
    made manifest

    bared
    struck her as
    looked as if
    looked like
    had the look of
    had every appearance of
    had the earmarks of
    resembled
    sounded like
    exhibited
    evidenced
    showed
    manifested
    emblematic of



    For "lie down, lay"
    reclined
    eased onto
    flopped onto
    lay prone
    lolled
    luxuriated
    lay prostrate
    lay recumbent
    lay back
    rested
    reposed
    lazed
    sprawled
    lounged
    slouched
    slumped



    For "sat"
    slumped
    eased into
    lowered himself
    sank into
    sat himself
    was seated
    plopped down
    crouched
    squatted
    hunkered down
    roosted
    perched
    settled
    straddled
    sat astride
    sat bestride
    reposed
    leaned
    reclined
    lodged

    lolled
    lounged
    sprawled



    For "stood"
    got to his feet
    jumped up
    rose
    rose to his feet
    got up
    remained upright
    held herself erect
    stationed herself

    For "said"
    uttered
    mumbled
    drawled
    parroted
    echoed
    said half-aloud
    snarled
    blurted
    moaned
    muttered
    murmured
    cooed
    whispered
    crooned
    hollered
    shrilled
    sassed
    prompted
    questioned
    demanded
    queried
    replied
    suggested
    responded
    sang out
    scoffed
    screamed
    yelled
    yelped
    shouted
    inquired
    chirped
    squealed
    squeaked
    asked
    assured
    commanded
    cried out
    exclaimed
    advised
    announced
    growled
    stuttered
    stammered
    instructed

    imputed
    implied
    asserted
    expressed
    pledged
    ascribed
    affirmed
    professed

    named
    offered
    proposed
    told
    jeered
    scolded
    lamented
    mocked
    objected
    questioned
    roared
    speculated
    snapped
    spat
    stated
    whined
    jabbered
    prated
    prattled
    gibbered
    cackled
    gabbled
    sputtered
    blathered
    rambled on
    rattled on
    maundered
    digressed
    sermonized
    preached
    came out with
    declaimed
    pontificated
    harangued
    ranted
    rhapsodized
    gushed
    spouted
    let slip
    enlightened him
    pointed out
    chatted
    revealed
    boasted
    crowed
    vaunted
    bragged
    disparaged
    belittled
    notified
    addressed
    blabbed
    nattered
    bantered
    yakked
    whispered
    wondered aloud
    rejoined
    retorted
    replied
    recited
    repeated
    remarked
    came out with
    conveyed
    declared
    summoned
    imparted
    mentioned
    added
    put before
    revealed
    let out
    divulged
    disclosed
    made known
    vented
    aired
    breathed
    betrayed
    recited
    predicted
    advanced
    averred
    avowed
    avouched
    assumed
    imagined
    professed
    claimed
    purported
    insinuated
    cited
    pleaded

    admitted

    For "heard"
    overheard
    caught
    detected
    picked up
    perceived
    apprehended
    eavesdropped
    listened
    listened in
    gathered
    heard tell of
    strained her ears
    harked
    harkened
    attended to
    took heed of
    took in
    gave audience to
    gave an ear to
    lent an ear to

    heard him out
    within earshot

    out of earshot

    For "put"
    stashed
    placed
    posed
    posited
    plunked down
    mounted
    positioned
    stationed
    set before
    dropped
    crammed
    stuffed
    stuck
    lodged
    plopped
    plunked
    parked
    stationed
    planted
    perched
    inserted
    lay
    set
    set upright
    stood on end
    upended
    deposited
    consigned
    relegated
    strapped
    tossed
    threw
    flung
    lobbed
    hurled
    heaved
    cast
    slapped onto
    draped
    dunked
    eased
    shifted
    interposed
    installed

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    Thanks MM.
  3. #3

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    This is a great list. Thanks.
  4. #4

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    You're welcome. MM
  5. #5

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    This is a pretty awesome and inspiring list. Thanks for posting this!

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