List of 100+ Intransitive Verbs | Useful Intransitive Verb Examples

Intransitive Verb! Learn useful intransitive verb list in English with example sentences and ESL pictures.

Intransitive Verb Examples

An intransitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like arrive, go, lie, sneeze, sit, die, etc. Second, unlike a transitive verb, it will not have a direct object receiving the action.

Here are some intransitive verb examples:

  • It is raining.
  • When he finished the race, he barfed.
  • Water evaporates when it’s hot.
  • He’s been singing all day.
  • You’ve grown since I last saw you.
  • They run.
  • He died.
  • She slept.
  • It snows.

Intransitive Verb List

Learn list of 100+ intransitive verbs in English.

  • Agree
  • Appear
  • Arrive
  • Become
  • Belong
  • Collapse
  • Consist
  • Cost
  • Cough
  • Cry
  • Depend
  • Die
  • Disappear
  • Emerge
  • Exist
  • Explode
  • Fade
  • Fall
  • Fast
  • Float
  • Fly
  • Gallop
  • Go
  • Grow
  • Happen
  • Have
  • Hiccup / hic-cough
  • Inquire
  • Jump
  • Kneel
  • Knock (sound)
  • Last (endure)
  • Laugh
  • Lead
  • Lean
  • Leap
  • Learn
  • Left
  • Lie (recline or tell an untruth)
  • Limp
  • Listen
  • Live
  • Look
  • March
  • Mourn
  • Move
  • Occur
  • Panic
  • Party
  • Pause
  • Peep
  • Pose
  • Pounce
  • Pout
  • Pray
  • Preen
  • Read
  • Recline
  • Relax
  • Relent
  • Remain
  • Respond
  • Result
  • Revolt
  • Rise
  • Roll
  • Run
  • Rush
  • Sail
  • Scream
  • Shake
  • Shout
  • Sigh
  • Sit
  • Skip
  • Sleep
  • Slide
  • Smell
  • Smile
  • Snarl
  • Sneeze
  • Soak
  • Spin
  • Spit
  • Sprint
  • Squeak
  • Stagger
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Swim
  • Swing
  • Twist
  • Vanish
  • Vomit
  • Wade
  • Wait
  • Wake
  • Walk
  • Wander
  • Wave
  • Whirl
  • Wiggle
  • Work
  • Yell

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Aman jha
Aman jha
2 years ago

Nice

Mike Butler
Mike Butler
2 years ago

It is very important to remember that many verbs can be both transitive and intransitive (sometimes transitive and then other times intransitive) including many on the lists from this website. Email me if you have questions.
– English Teacher Mike

Tamanna Imtiaz
Tamanna Imtiaz
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Butler

Transitive verb and intransitive verb

Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Butler

Yes

Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Butler

Under line the T for transitive verb and I for intransitive verb
1.The doorbell rang
2.I painted my grandfather’s old box

michelle
michelle
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike Butler

i just noticed that too after sending this list to my students

Crisel Oliveros
Crisel Oliveros
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Butler

Hi ,, good evening ma’am
Can you give a example of Subject Intràsitive verb about Smaw

Madhu
Madhu
2 years ago

good

shimwe nehale
shimwe nehale
2 years ago

hello plse is saw a transitive or intransitive

Dolumuwagun
Dolumuwagun
1 year ago
Reply to  shimwe nehale

Yh u are correct

Kaka
Kaka
1 year ago
Reply to  Dolumuwagun

A tho

Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
1 year ago
Reply to  shimwe nehale

Plese saw my ❓

Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
Tamanna Imtiaz faruki
1 year ago

Transitive verb and intransitive verb

Victoria Emmanuel
Victoria Emmanuel
1 year ago

Hello pls is picture an intransitive verb

Sudhan Sagar Joshi
Sudhan Sagar Joshi
7 months ago

It’s a useful 103 Intransitive Verbs list in English.