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Verbs Used with Different Parts of the Body

Verbs Used with Different Parts of the Body

Date: Oct 02 2007

Topic: Vocabulary

Author: rhyme_reason


blinkeyeswink the eye; close eye rapidly without conscious effort; link wink but not intendedHe blinked rapidly as he tried to see in the bright sun.
glanceeyesa quick look at something or someoneHe glanced at the documents and gave his OK.
stareeyesa long penetrating look at something or someoneHe stared at the painting on the wall for over ten minutes.
winkeyeclose eye rapidly with a conscious effort; like blink but intendedHe gave me a wink to signal that he understood.
pointfingerspot or show something with the fingerHe pointed to his friend in the crowd.
scratchfingerscrape the skinIf something itches then you probably need to scratch it.
kickfootstrike with the footHe kicked the ball into the goal.
claphandsapplaudThe audience clapped enthusiastically at the end of the concert.
punchhandsto strike with a fistBoxers try to knock out their opponents by punching them in the face.
shakehandsmove back and forth; greeting when seeing someoneHe shook the present to see if he could understand what was inside.
slaphandsstrike with an open handDon't ever slap a child, no matter how angry you become.
smackhandssimilar to slapHe slapped the table hard to emphasize the point he had just made.
nodheadto move the head up and downHe nodded his approval of what the candidate was saying as he was listening.
shakeheadto move the head from side to sideHe shook his head violently to show his disagreement with what she was saying.
kisslipstouch with the lipsHe sweetly kissed his wife as they toasted their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
whistlelips / mouthmake a sound by blowing air through the lipsHe whistled his favorite tune as he drove to work.
eatmouthto introduce food into the bodyHe usually eats lunch at noon.
muttermouthto speak softly, often in a manner which is hard to understandHe muttered something about how difficult his boss was and went back to work.
talkmouthto speakThey spoke about old times and the fun they had had together as children.
tastemouthto perceive flavor with the tongueHe tasted the vintage wine with relish.
whispermouthto speak softly, usually without voiceHe whispered his secret into my ear.
breathemouthto respire; take air into the lungsJust breathe that wonderful morning air. Isn't it fantastic!
smellnoseto sense through the nose; to give scentRoses smell wonderful.
sniffnoseshort inhalation, often to smell somethingHe sniffed the various perfumes and decided on Joy No. 4.
shrugshoulderraise the shoulders, usually to show indifference to somethingHe shrugged when I asked him to explain why he had arrived late.
bitemouthgrip with the teeth and introduce into the mouthHe took a big bite out of the fresh apple.
chewmouthgrind food with the teethYou should always chew your food thoroughly before swallowing.
stubtoestrike one's toe into somethingHe stubbed his toe on the door.
licktonguedraw tongue across somethingHe licked his ice-cream cone contentedly.
swallowthroatsend down the throat, usually food and drinkHe swallowed his food even though he wasn't hungry.


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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

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