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.


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.


Meaning: To fall over or to collapse.


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


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.


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.


Meaning: To know someone or something.


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


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


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


Meaning: To hit someone or something with your foot.


Example Sentence: Manny kicked me in the head!


Meaning: To tease or joke around lightheartedly.


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


Meaning: To take a person away against their will.


Example Sentence: Terrorists kidnapped my son!


Meaning: To cause someone to die.


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


Meaning: To start a fire or a flame.


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


Meaning: To bend or twist something.


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


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.


Meaning: To touch lips with another person.


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


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


Example Sentence: Is everyone kitted out in life jackets?


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.


Meaning: To rest on your knees.


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


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.


Meaning: To give someone the rank of knight.


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


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


Example Sentence: Carla knitted a hat for me!


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.



Meaning: To tie a rope or a ribbon securely.


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


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


Example Sentence: Andrew knows a lot about music.


Meaning: To strike using your knuckles


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


Meaning: To act subserviently to someone.


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


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