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574 Verbs That Start With B

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baa cry plaintively blat, blate, bleat
babbitt line with a Babbitt metal -
babble utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way -
babble to talk foolishly smatter, blather, blether, blither
babble flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise ripple, bubble, guggle, gurgle, burble
babble divulge confidential information or secrets peach, sing, spill the beans, babble out, blab, blab out, talk, tattle, let the cat out of the bag
baby treat with excessive indulgence indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed
babysit take watchful responsibility for baby-sit
babysit work or act as a baby-sitter sit, baby-sit
bach lead a bachelor's existence bachelor
bachelor lead a bachelor's existence bach
back be behind; approve of support, indorse, plump for, plunk for, endorse
back travel backward -
back give support or one's approval to indorse, endorse, second
back cause to travel backward -
back support financial backing for -
back be in back of -
back place a bet on punt, gage, game, stake, bet on
back shift to a counterclockwise direction -
back establish as valid or genuine back up
back strengthen by providing with a back or backing -
backbite say mean things bitch
backcross mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents -
backdate make effective from an earlier date -
backfire come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect recoil, backlash
backfire emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire -
backfire set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire -
background understate the importance or quality of downplay, play down
backhand hit a tennis ball backhand -
backlash come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect recoil, backfire
backlog accumulate and create a backlog -
backpack hike with a backpack pack
backpedal pedal backwards on a bicycle -
backpedal step backwards, in boxing -
backpedal modify one's opinion, make it less strong -
backscatter scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes -
backslap display excessive cordiality (towards) -
backslide drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards lapse
backspace hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard -
backstitch do backstitches -
backstop act as a backstop -
backstroke swim on one's back -
backtrack retrace one's course double back, turn back
bacterise subject to the action of bacteria bacterize
bacterize subject to the action of bacteria bacterise
badge put a badge on -
badger annoy persistently beleaguer, pester, bug, tease
badger persuade through constant efforts -
badmouth speak unfavorably about malign, drag through the mud, traduce
baffle be a mystery or bewildering to nonplus, mystify, dumbfound, perplex, pose, puzzle, get, gravel, stick, stupefy, vex, amaze, beat, bewilder, flummox
baffle hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of cross, bilk, queer, scotch, spoil, foil, frustrate, thwart
baffle restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.) regulate
bag capture or kill, as in hunting -
bag hang loosely, like an empty bag -
bag bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge bulge
bag take unlawfully pocket
bag put into a bag -
bail release after a security has been paid -
bail deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period -
bail secure the release of (someone) by providing security -
bail empty (a vessel) by bailing -
bail remove (water) from a vessel with a container -
bait harass with persistent criticism or carping ride, rally, rag, tease, razz, cod, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, twit
bait lure, entice, or entrap with bait -
bait attack with dogs or set dogs upon -
bake cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven -
bake prepare with dry heat in an oven -
bake heat by a natural force broil
bake be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun broil
balance bring into balance or equilibrium equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
balance compute credits and debits of an account -
balance hold or carry in equilibrium poise
balance be in equilibrium -
bald grow bald; lose hair on one's head -
bale make into a bale -
balk refuse to comply jib, resist, baulk
ball form into a ball by winding or rolling -
ball to live very well -
ballast make steady with a ballast -
balloon ride in a hot-air balloon -
balloon become inflated billow, inflate
ballot vote by ballot -
ballyhoo advertize noisily or blatantly -
ballyrag be bossy towards strong-arm, hector, push around, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag
bamboozle conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end hoodwink, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow, lead by the nose
ban forbid the public distribution of (a movie or a newspaper) censor
ban prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure -
ban ban from a place of residence, as for punishment banish
ban expel from a community or group banish, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun, blackball
band bind or tie together, as with a band -
band attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify ring
bandage wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose bind
bandage dress by covering or binding -
bandy toss or strike a ball back and forth -
bandy exchange blows -
bandy discuss lightly kick around
bang strike violently slam
bang to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound -
bang close violently slam
bang move noisily -
bang have sexual intercourse with make out, know, hump, screw, bed, love, roll in the hay, jazz, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, make love, do it, get it on, get laid, eff, sleep together, sleep with, be intimate, bonk, fuck, lie with
bang leap, jerk, bang spang
banish expel from a community or group cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun, ban, blackball
banish ban from a place of residence, as for punishment ban
banish expel, as if by official decree relegate, bar
banish drive away -
bank tip laterally -
bank enclose with a bank -
bank do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank -
bank act as the banker in a game or in gambling -
bank be in the banking business -
bank put into a bank account deposit
bank cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning -
bank have faith or confidence in reckon, rely, depend, swear, calculate, count, bet, look
bankroll provide with sufficient funds; finance -
bankrupt reduce to bankruptcy break, smash, ruin
banquet provide a feast or banquet for junket, feast
banquet partake in a feast or banquet junket, feast
banter be silly or tease one another jolly, josh, kid, chaff
baptise administer baptism to christen, baptize
baptize administer baptism to christen, baptise
bar prevent from entering; keep out exclude, debar
bar render unsuitable for passage block, stop, barricade, block off, blockade, block up
bar expel, as if by official decree relegate, banish
bar secure with, or as if with, bars -
barb provide with barbs -
barbarise become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language barbarize
barbarise make crude or savage in behavior or speech barbarize
barbarize become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language barbarise
barbarize make crude or savage in behavior or speech barbarise
barbecue cook outdoors on a barbecue grill cook out, barbeque
barbeque cook outdoors on a barbecue grill cook out, barbecue
barber perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of -
bard put a caparison on dress up, caparison, barde
barde put a caparison on dress up, caparison, bard
bare expose to view -
bare make public air, publicise, publicize
bare lay bare strip, denudate, denude
barf eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth regurgitate, cast, chuck, purge, honk, regorge, retch, upchuck, disgorge, puke, sick, spew, spue, vomit, vomit up, cat, be sick, throw up
bargain negotiate the terms of an exchange dicker
bargain come to terms; arrive at an agreement -
barge push one's way push forward, thrust ahead
barge transport by barge on a body of water -
bark speak in an unfriendly tone -
bark cover with bark -
bark remove the bark of a tree skin
bark make barking sounds -
bark tan (a skin) with bark tannins -
barnstorm appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper -
barnstorm tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays -
baronetise confer baronetcy upon baronetize
baronetize confer baronetcy upon baronetise
barrack lodge in barracks -
barrack spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts inspire, pep up, cheer, root on, urge, urge on, exhort
barrack laugh at with contempt and derision gibe, jeer, scoff, flout
barrage address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage bombard
barrel put in barrels -
barricade render unsuitable for passage block, stop, block off, blockade, bar, block up
barricade prevent access to by barricading -
barricade block off with barricades barricado
barricado block off with barricades barricade
barter exchange goods without involving money -
base use as a basis for; found on ground, establish, found
base situate as a center of operations -
base use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes free-base
bash hit hard bop, whap, whop, sock, bonk
basify turn basic and less acidic alkalify, alkalise, alkalize
bask derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in enjoy, relish, savor, savour
bask be exposed -
basset appear at the surface crop out
bastardise change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms bastardize
bastardise declare a child to be illegitimate bastardize
bastardize change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms bastardise
bastardize declare a child to be illegitimate bastardise
baste cover with liquid before cooking -
baste strike violently and repeatedly batter, clobber
baste sew together loosely, with large stitches tack
bastinado beat somebody on the soles of the feet -
bat strike with, or as if with a baseball bat -
bat wink briefly flutter
bat have a turn at bat -
bat use a bat -
bat beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight lick, thrash, cream, drub, clobber
batch batch together; assemble or process as a batch -
bate moderate or restrain; lessen the force of -
bate flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons -
bate soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments -
batfowl catch birds by temporarily blinding them -
bathe cleanse the entire body -
bathe suffuse or envelope with something -
bathe swim for pleasure or recreation -
batik dye with wax -
batten furnish with battens secure, batten down
batten secure with battens -
batter strike against forcefully knock about, buffet
batter strike violently and repeatedly baste, clobber
batter make a dent or impression in dinge