Opposite VerbsThe following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 38 words from the "opposite verbs" category:
Pairs: getting ready...
- Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
- Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
- This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
- Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
to rest on a chair or surface with your weight supported by your buttocks
- I sit on the chair.
- Please sit down.
- She likes to sit by the window.
- I like to sit by the window and read a book.
- She prefers to sit at the front of the classroom.
- They will sit together at the dinner table.
to rest with your eyes closed and your body inactive
- I sleep at night.
- I need to sleep for eight hours.
- She sleeps like a baby.
- After a long day, he likes to sleep for eight hours.
- She had trouble falling asleep last night.
- They enjoy taking naps in the afternoon.
to be in an upright position on your feet
- Please stand up.
- He can't stand still.
- They stand in a line.
- She likes to stand on the balcony and watch the sunset.
- He stood in line patiently waiting for his turn.
- They will stand together during the ceremony.
to begin or commence an action, process, or event
- Let's start the game.
- I start my day with breakfast.
- She wants to start a new project.
- Let's start the meeting in five minutes.
- She started her new job yesterday.
- They will start their journey early in the morning.
to propel an object through the air using force
- He throws the ball.
- Throw the paper into the bin.
- She can throw a frisbee.
- He can throw a baseball with great accuracy.
- She threw the ball to her friend across the yard.
- They like to play catch and throw the frisbee.
to stop sleeping and become conscious after a period of rest
- I wake up early in the morning.
- She wakes up with an alarm clock.
- We wake up refreshed.
- I usually wake up at 7:00 AM on weekdays.
- She woke up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.
- They set an alarm to wake up early for the hike.
to move on foot by taking steps
- I walk to school.
- Let's take a walk in the park.
- She can walk long distances.
- She likes to walk in the park every morning.
- He walked to the store to buy some groceries.
- They will walk together to explore the city.
to achieve victory in a competition, game, or contest
- I want to win the race.
- They win the game.
- He wins a prize.
- He was determined to win the chess tournament.
- She won the first-place medal in the race.
- They celebrated their team's win with enthusiasm.
to engage in physical or mental effort to achieve a task or goal
- I work at the office.
- She works hard every day.
- They work as a team.
- I have to work late to finish this project.
- She works as a software engineer for a tech company.
- They work together to solve complex problems.
to have the same opinion or come to a mutual understanding
- I agree with your idea.
- They agree to the terms.
- She and I agree on many things.
- They both agree that the plan is a good idea.
- She agreed to help him with his homework.
- He hopes they can agree on the terms of the contract.
to respond to a question or statement with a reply
- Please answer the question.
- He answers the phone.
- They answer emails promptly.
- He will answer your inquiry as soon as possible.
- She answered all the interview questions confidently.
- They expect him to answer honestly during the interview.
to engage in a disagreement or heated discussion
- They argue about politics.
- I don't like to argue.
- We often argue with each other.
- They argue about politics every time they meet.
- She argued with her brother about borrowing her car.
- He doesn't like to argue and prefers peaceful discussions.
to pose a question or request information from someone
- Can I ask a question?
- She asks for help.
- He asks for directions.
- I will ask the teacher for clarification on the assignment.
- She asked him for his opinion on the matter.
- They asked the waiter for the dessert menu.
to use force or violence against someone or something
- The lion might attack.
- They attack the enemy.
- She doesn't want to attack.
- The enemy forces plan to attack at dawn.
- She defended herself when she was attacked.
- They will launch a counter-attack to protect their territory.
to construct or create something by assembling various components
- They build a sandcastle.
- I want to build a house.
- He builds with Lego.
- He wants to build a treehouse in the backyard.
- She built a successful business from scratch.
- They will help build a new playground for the community.
to acquire something by paying a certain amount of money for it
- I want to buy a new car.
- She buys groceries.
- They buy gifts for their friends.
- She plans to buy a new car next month.
- He bought a gift for his mother's birthday.
- They will buy tickets for the concert online.
to intercept or seize something that is in motion
- I catch the ball.
- He can catch a fish.
- They catch the bus every morning.
- He tried to catch the baseball but missed.
- She caught the bus just in time to get to work.
- They will catch the frisbee during their game.
to shut or fasten something that has an opening or can be closed
- Please close the door.
- He closes the book.
- She wants to close the window.
- Please close the door behind you when you leave.
- She closed the book and put it on the shelf.
- They will close the gate to keep the dog in the yard.
to shed tears as an emotional response to sadness or pain
- I cry when I'm sad.
- She cries during sad movies.
- They cry because they are hurt.
- He didn't want to cry in front of his friends.
- She cried tears of joy at her graduation ceremony.
- They comforted her when she started to cry.
to protect or support something or someone from harm or criticism
- He defends his team.
- She defends her beliefs.
- They defend their territory.
- He will defend his thesis in front of the committee.
- She defended her friend when they were being bullied.
- They are ready to defend their principles and values.
to cause severe damage or ruin something completely
- War can destroy cities.
- She doesn't want to destroy nature.
- They destroy old things.
- The tornado can destroy houses in seconds.
- She accidentally destroyed the fragile artwork.
- They will work to prevent the forest from being destroyed.
to go or come into a place or location
- Please enter the room.
- They enter the building.
- She can enter the contest.
- Please enter your password to access the account.
- She entered the room quietly so as not to disturb anyone.
- They will enter the competition to showcase their talent.
to leave a place or location
- We need to exit the building.
- He exits the car.
- She exits the room quickly.
- He will exit the building through the back door.
- She exited the theater after the movie ended.
- They will exit the subway station at the next stop.
to complete or bring something to an end
- I finish my homework.
- They finish the race.
- She wants to finish her meal.
- She wants to finish her novel by the end of the year.
- He finished the race in first place.
- They will work hard to finish the project ahead of schedule.
to fail to remember something
- I forget my keys sometimes.
- She forgets to call her friend.
- They forget important dates.
- Don't forget to pick up some milk on your way home.
- She forgot her umbrella and got caught in the rain.
- They often forget important dates and events.
to have a strong aversion or intense dislike for something or someone
- I hate spiders.
- She hates broccoli.
- They hate Mondays.
- He doesn't hate anyone; he believes in forgiveness.
- She hates the taste of olives and won't eat them.
- They don't hate change; they embrace new opportunities.
to produce sound from the mouth as an expression of amusement or joy
- We laugh at jokes.
- He laughs when he's happy.
- She has a contagious laugh.
- They laugh heartily at their friend's jokes.
- She couldn't help but laugh at the funny movie.
- He tries to make people laugh to brighten their day.
to be deprived of or unable to find something or someone
- I don't want to lose the game.
- They lose their way.
- She loses her phone often.
- She doesn't want to lose her keys again.
- He lost his way in the unfamiliar city.
- They will lose the game if they don't score soon.
to have deep affection or strong feelings of care and admiration for someone or something
- I love ice cream.
- She loves her family.
- They love going to the beach.
- They love spending time together as a family.
- She loves her job because it's fulfilling.
- He will always love his hometown and its memories.
to unfasten or reveal something that was closed or sealed
- Can you open the door?
- She opens the gift.
- They open the book.
- Please open the envelope and read the letter.
- She opened the door to welcome her guests.
- They will open the box to see what's inside.
to engage in an activity for amusement or recreation
- We play games together.
- He plays the guitar.
- She likes to play with her toys.
- Children love to play in the park.
- She plays the piano beautifully.
- They will play a board game during their family night.
to exert force to move something toward oneself
- I can pull the rope.
- He pulls the lever.
- They pull the wagon.
- He needs to pull the heavy suitcase up the stairs.
- She pulled the curtains to let in some sunlight.
- They will pull the rope to ring the bell.
to exert force to move something away from oneself
- She can push the cart.
- They push the button.
- I push the swing.
- She will push the shopping cart in the supermarket.
- He pushed the door to enter the room.
- They push the swing to make it go higher.
to recall or bring to mind something from the past
- I remember my birthday.
- They remember important details.
- She remembers to bring her umbrella.
- I can't remember where I left my keys.
- She remembers her childhood vacations fondly.
- They will remember this special day for years to come.
to move rapidly on foot, typically faster than walking
- I can run fast.
- He runs in the park.
- They run a marathon.
- He likes to run in the morning to stay fit.
- She ran to catch the bus before it left.
- They will run a marathon to raise funds for charity.
to exchange goods or services for money
- I want to sell my old clothes.
- She sells handmade crafts.
- They sell tickets to the event.
- She plans to sell her old furniture online.
- He sold his car to a friend who needed it.
- They will sell tickets for the charity fundraiser.
to cause something to be delivered or transmitted to a destination
- I send a letter.
- He sends an email.
- She sends a gift to her friend.
- I will send you an email with the information.
- She sent a birthday card to her grandmother.
- They will send the package through express mail.
to take or accept something that is given, sent, or offered
- I receive a package.
- They receive a warm welcome.
- She receives a surprise.
- She received a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
- He received an award for his outstanding work.
- They will receive guests at the reception.
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