Advanced verbs (50 )

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To alter
You shouldn’t feel the need to alter your appearance.
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to make somebody/something different
To amend
Would you mind amending those documents I’ve sent you.
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to change a law, document, statement, etc. slightly in order to correct a mistake or to improve it
statement - oświadczenie, stwierdzenie. slightly in order - lekko w ładzie, porządku.
To amplify
refuse - odmawiać. further - dalej, nadal.
She refused to amplify further.
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to add details to a story, statement, etc.
To balloon
employment - zatrudnienie, rate - tempo, częstotliwość, wskaźnik, skala.
Employment rates ballooned to go percent.
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to suddenly swell out or get bigger.
Employment rates ballooned to go percent.
. To blab
Someone must have blabbed to the police.
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to tell somebody information that should be kept secret
To brief
The officer briefed her on what to expect
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to give somebody information about something so that they are prepared to deal with it
To capture
the robbery was captured on film by the security cameras. t
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to film/record/paint, etc. somebody/something
To clasp
She clasped her hands together as she waited.
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to hold something tightly in your hand.
To clutch
I clutched onto his shoulder for support.
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to hold somebody/something tightly.
To collide
My partner and I often collide over political differences.
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to disagree strongly
To command
She commanded the release of the prisoners.
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to tell somebody to do something
To cower
whimper - jęczeć, płakać.
The dog whimpered and cowered at his feet.
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to bend low and/or move backwards because you are frightened.
bend - schylać się. backwards - do tyłu, w tył. frightened - przestraszony
To crave
I have always craved excitement.
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to have a very strong desire for something
desire - pragnienie, chęć.
To dash
I must dash - it was lovely to see you!
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to go somewhere very quickly.
To detect
The tests are designed to detect bacteria.
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to discover or notice something, especially something that is not easy to see, hear, etc
. To deviate
Let’s not deviate from the original idea.
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to do something in a different way from what is usual or expected; to be different from something
To discern
. I quickly discerned that something was wrong.
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to see or hear something, usually with difficulty.
To dismantle
in order to do sth - aby coś zrobić.
I had to dismantle the printer in order to repair it.
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to take apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces.
take apart - rozkładać na części.
To eavesdrop
we caught her eavesdropping outside the window.
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to listen secretly to what other people are saying.
To escort
Let me escort you to your room.
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to go with somebody to protect or guard them or to show them the way.
To expose
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to tell the true facts about a person or a situation, and show them/it to be immoral, illegal, etc.
She was exposed as a liar and a fraud.
To gravitate
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to move towards somebody/something that you are attracted to.
Many young people gravitate towards London in search of work.
To gush
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to express so much praise or emotion about somebody/something that it does not seem sincere
Rachel is always gushing about how much she values Prue’s friendship.
To hover
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to wait somewhere, especially near somebody, in a uncertain or shy uncertain manner
He hovered over her, waiting for an answer.
To ignite
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to start to burn; to make something start to burn.
Tempers ignited when the redundancy packages were announced.
To intertwine
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to be or become very closely connected with somebody/something else.
Their political careers became very closely intertwined.
To lurk
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to wait somewhere secretly, especially because you are going to do something illegal or bad.
She saw someone lurking in the doorway and decided to leave.
To mimic
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to look or behave like someone/something else.
His behavior mimicked that of his mother.
To oppress
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to make somebody only able to think about sad or worrying things.
He was beginning to feel oppressed by his surroundings.
To peer
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to look closely or carefully at something, especially when you cannot see it properly.
He peered closely at the photograph.
To pinpoint
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to be able to give the exact reason for something or to describe something exactly.
. The report pinpointed the areas most in need of development.
To prune
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to make something smaller by removing parts; to cut out parts of something...
Please could you go through the report and prune out any unnecessary details
To recoil
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to move your body quickly away from somebody/something because you find them or it frightening or unpleasant.
. She recoiled in horror after he tried to kiss her.
To reverberate
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to have a strong effect on people for a long time or over a large area.
Repercussions of the case continue to reverberate through the financial world.
To saunter
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to walk in a slow relaxed way.
She sauntered down the corridor, looking as if she had all the time in the world.
to seize
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to take someone/something suddenly and using force.
He seized hold of my hand and led me to the exit.
To shatter
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to destroy something completely, especially someone’s hopes, dreams or expectations.
He shattered her confidence when he told her how he really felt about her singing voice.
. To shrivel
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– to become or make something dry and wrinkled as a result of heat, cold or being old.
The long bath had shriveled my fingers and toes.
To slump
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to fall in price, value, number, etc. suddenly and by a large amount
Profits have slumped by over 12% this quarter.
To struggle
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to try very hard to do something when it is difficult or when there are a lot of problems
I am really struggling to pay all my bills on time.
To stumble
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to walk or move in an unsteady way.
We stumbled around in the dark, trying to find the light switch.
To trim –
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to make something better, smaller, neater, etc., by cutting parts from it
Staff numbers have just been trimmed to 15.
to upstage
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to say or do something that makes people notice you more than the person that they should be interested in.
How dare you upstage me at my own wedding!
To wrestle
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– to struggle to deal with something that is difficult.
We wrestled for hours with the problem of which task to start first.
To yank
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to pull something/somebody hard, quickly and suddenly.
I yanked the door open and ran outside.
To yearn
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to want something very much, especially when it is very difficult to get
i’ve always yearned to escape from office life.
To zap
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to do something very fast.
I’ll zap through the report and get back to you in the morning.

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