25 Action Verbs That Start With K (Most Common)

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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So,  you’re curious about what some of the most common action verbs that start with K are? Well, you are in the right place. Keep reading to find them all and see examples of how to use them.

Kayak

Meaning: To use a kayak boat to travel over a body of water.

 

Example Sentence: The whole team kayaked through the nearby river yesterday, it was fun.

Keel

Meaning: To fall over or to collapse.

 

Example Sentence: My dad’s new boat won’t keel over even when the wind is strong.

Keen

Meaning: To lament loudly over a tragedy, most often someone’s death.

 

Example Sentence: When my dog fell we keened over his body while helping him.

Keep

Meaning: To hold something for a period of time, to retain it.

 

Example Sentence: I asked James to keep my credit card because I forgot my wallet.

Ken

Meaning: To know someone or something.

 

Example Sentence: Does your dad ken anyone that could help me fix my car?

Key

Meaning: To intentionally damage something by scratching it with a key.

 

Example Sentence: Jessica keyed her ex-girlfriend’s car.

Kick

Meaning: To hit someone or something with your foot.

 

Example Sentence: Manny kicked me in the head!

Kid

Meaning: To tease or joke around lightheartedly.

 

Example Sentence: Jessica was kidding the entire night yesterday and some people got mad

Kidnap

Meaning: To take a person away against their will.

 

Example Sentence: Terrorists kidnapped my son!

Kill

Meaning: To cause someone to die.

 

Example Sentence: Tyler killed a girl when he was driving drunk.

Kindle

Meaning: To start a fire or a flame.

 

Example Sentence: The entire crew kindled a bonfire and sat around it while singing all night

Kink

Meaning: To bend or twist something.

 

Example Sentence: The neighbor’s water hose kinked all of a sudden and splashed water all over us.

Kip

Meaning: To sleep somewhere that is not your house.

 

Example Sentence: I’ll sleep on the sofa tonight, and you can kip on the bed if you want.

Kiss

Meaning: To touch lips with another person.

 

Example Sentence: Me and Lisa kissed last night at the party! It was nice.

Kit

Meaning: To provide someone with the needed tools and equipment for the situation.

 

Example Sentence: Is everyone kitted out in life jackets?

Knead

Meaning: To work something with your hands by massaging it, mostly dough for bread.

 

Example Sentence: I told Greg to knead the pizza dough, I can’t wait for it to be done.

Kneel

Meaning: To rest on your knees.

 

Example Sentence: My boss asked Frank to kneel in front of him, it was so embarrassing.

Knife

Meaning: To stab someone with a knife or a sharp object.

 

Example Sentence: Some kid got knifed where I live last night, I need to move.

Knight

Meaning: To give someone the rank of knight.

 

Example Sentence: Sean was knighted for his contribution to the world of art.

Knit

Meaning: To make clothes out of wool with two long needles.

 

Example Sentence: Carla knitted a hat for me!

Knock

Meaning: To repeatedly hit something (a door) to make a noise.

 

Example Sentence: Can you knock when you arrive? My husband is sleeping so don’t ring the doorbell.

 

Knot

Meaning: To tie a rope or a ribbon securely.

 

Example Sentence: The police knotted the rope strongly so the thief escape.

Know

Meaning: To have knowledge about or be familiar with something.

 

Example Sentence: Andrew knows a lot about music.

Knuckle

Meaning: To strike using your knuckles

 

Example Sentence: Michael knuckled James down while everyone was watching.

Kowtow

Meaning: To act subserviently to someone.

 

Example Sentence: William kowtows to the higher-ups all the time.

 

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