25 Verbs That Start With S (Most Common)

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

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If you are curious about what some of the most common verbs that start with S are, you are in the right place. Keep reading to find them all and see examples of how to use them.


Meaning: To destroy something on purpose.


Example Sentence: James sabotaged our game last night.


Meaning: To move through water or air, most commonly through water by boat


Example Sentence: We sailed through the river yesterday, it was amazing!


Meaning: To keep something away for later use.


Example Sentence: You should save your money.


Meaning: To frighten someone, or to alarm them.


Example Sentence: James scared me when he jumped in front of me.


Meaning: To criticize someone because of something they did.


Example Sentence: I should scold you for behaving that way!


Meaning: To gain points in a game or a sport.


Example Sentence: I scored 23 points in my basketball game last night.


Meaning: To dig at something using nails or claws.


Example Sentence: My cat keeps scratching my sofa.


Meaning: To yell very loudly at someone or because of something.


Example Sentence: James screamed at me yesterday, it was awful.


Meaning: To try to find something.


Example Sentence: We searched for Tim’s lost toy everywhere but couldn’t find it.


Meaning: To take something from someone by force.


Example Sentence: The police seized my car because I was driving drunk.


Meaning: To choose something or someone.


Example Sentence: I got selected to be a contestant in a new game show.


Meaning: To exchange something you own for money, or to act as a salesperson.


Example Sentence: I am going to sell my car and buy a new one.


Meaning: To be aware of something using your perception.


Example Sentence: Jimmy could sense that something was not right yesterday.


Meaning: To move something with fast and short motions.


Example Sentence: The truck we were riding on was shaking so much, that I almost threw up.


Meaning: To give a part of something you have to someone else.


Example Sentence: We can share my lunch, there’s too much of it anyway.


Meaning: To break something into many small pieces.


Example Sentence: The mirror fell on the ground and shattered.


Meaning: To remove hair from the skin.


Example Sentence: You should shave your beard, you look better without it.


Meaning: To change in a way, or to move.


Example Sentence: My views shifted after reading the book you recommended to me.


Meaning: To shake out of fear or being cold, to tremble.


Example Sentence: I shiver when I think about meeting Calvin again.


Meaning: To push someone or something in a rough way.


Example Sentence: He shoved me so hard I fell on the floor.


Meaning: To become smaller.


Example Sentence: Your shirt will shrink if you don’t wash it at the correct temperature.


Meaning: To bring something into someone’s view, to demonstrate.


Example Sentence: Can you show me how to make pizza?


Meaning: To make melodic sounds with your voice.


Example Sentence: Anthony can sing really well, he was in a band.


Meaning: To shut something extremely hard and loudly.


Example Sentence: Mark slammed the ball into the ground and left.


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