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action verb

noun, Grammar
1.
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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