List of 50 Common Action Verbs with Pictures

Do you ever feel like you’re not sure what to do with your life? Are you looking for a way to start making changes, but don’t know where to begin? Check out this list of 50 common action verbs.

What are Action Verbs?

Action verbs are words that express an action. They are often used to describe what someone is doing or what someone has done. For example, “She walks to the store.” In this sentence, “walks” is the action verb.

List of 50 Common Action Verbs

action verbs and pictures
action verbs and pictures

Here is a list of 50 common action verbs:


1. Cry cry
2. Dive dive
3. Stand up Stand up
4. Smell smell
5. Kiss kiss
6. Paint paint
7. Crawl crawl
8. Turn off turn off
9. Watch TV watch tv
10. Wait wait
11. Eat eat
12. Shake shake
13. Bathe bathe
14. Buy buy
15. Win win
16. Give give
17. Knit knit
18. Laugh laugh
19. Sit down sit down
20. Ski ski
21. Think think
22. Sing sing
23. Fight fight
24. Cook cook
25. Drink drink


26. Clap clap
27. Cut cut
28. Read read
29. Open open
30. Dream dream
31. Sew sew
32. Listen listen
33. Throw away throw away
34. Talk talk
35. Dig dig
36. Ride ride
37. Wash wash
38. Write write
39. Snore snore
40. Jump jump
41. Sleep sleep
42. Play play
43. Dance dance
44. Close close
45. Hug hug
46. Stack stack
47. Turn on turn on
48. Climb climb
49. Bow to bow
50. Fly fly


Action Verbs in English (Infographics)

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Action Verbs Worksheets

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