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574 Verbs That Start With B

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

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