action verb

action verb

noun Grammar.
a verb, as run, think, or soothe, that expresses something that a person, animal, object, or process in nature can do, as in Close the door! or The storm is flooding many houses along the coast, rather than expressing a state of being. Compare copula ( def 2 ), stative.
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Main Entry:  action verb
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a word belonging to the part of speech that is the center of the predicate and which describes an act or activity
Example:  Examples of action verb are 'gurgle' and 'giggle,' words which describe activities.
Usage:  grammar
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