Verbs that depict bodily actions

(be healthy - be well, She has not been well lately (be ill or unwell - ail , suffer (be in a state of action - be active, move she is always moving (be in confinement for childbirth - lie in , birth (be in excellent health and spirits - feel like a million, feel like a million dollars, feel he feels like a million after he got the promotion (be on the verge of sleeping - drowse , rest The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class (be overcome with laughter - convulse , laugh (be pregnant with - gestate , expect , have a bun in the oven , bear , carry , bear , conceive , bear She is bearing his child, The are expecting another child in January, I am carrying his child (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness - contract , take , get , catch0, sicken He got AIDS, She came down with pneumonia, She took a chill (be uncomfortably hot - swelter , suffer (be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face - reek , fume , exude (bear fruit - fructify , set , reproduce the apple trees fructify (become feeble - languish , fade , deteriorate The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon (become fractured - fracture , fracture The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe (become infected with a canker - canker , sicken (become inflamed - inflame , inflame His throat inflamed (become less tense, rest, or take one's ease - relax , loosen up , unbend , unwind , decompress , slow down He relaxed in the hot tub, Let's all relax after a hard day's work (become or make oneself fresh again - refresh , freshen , refreshen, freshen up She freshened up after the tennis game (become pale and sickly - wan , sicken (become physically weaker - waste , rot , deteriorate Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world (become pregnant - conceive She cannot conceive, My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day (become round, plump, or shapely - round , flesh out , fill out , gain The young woman is fleshing out (become systemic and spread throughout the body - generalize , generalise this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system (become tense, nervous, or uneasy - tense , tense up He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room (become young again - rejuvenate , regenerate The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather (begin or appear to begin an action - make as if, act He made as if to shake my hand (begin to injure - attack , affect The cancer cells are attacking his liver, Rust is attacking the metal (behave extremely cruelly and brutally - wanton , act (behave in a certain manner - act , behave , do , act You should act like an adult, Don't behave like a fool, What makes her do this way?, The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people (behave in a certain way - make , act make merry (bind with a bandage or ligature - ligate , bandage ligate the artery (blow hard and loudly - puff , huff , chuff , blow he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain (blow or breathe hard on or into - insufflate , blow (break ((a bone) - fracture , break She broke her clavicle (break ((a bone) that was previously broken but mended in an abnormal way - refracture, fracture The surgeon had to refracture her wrist (breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety - respire , respire , breathe (breathe excessively hard and fast - hyperventilate, breathe The mountain climber started to hyperventilate (breathe noisily during one's sleep - snore , saw wood , saw logs , sleep , breathe she complained that her husband snores (breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted - pant , puff , gasp , heave , blow The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily (breathe spasmodically, and make a sound - hiccup , hiccough , breathe When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water (breathe with difficulty - wheeze , breathe (breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion - choke , breathe She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband (breed freely and abundantly - pullulate , breed (briefly shut the eyes - blink , wink , nictitate , nictate , act involuntarily The TV announcer never seems to blink (bring into a particular state by crying - cry , cry The little boy cried himself to sleep (care for ((one's hand - manicure , groom (care for one's external appearance - groom , neaten He is always well-groomed (care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc. - pedicure , groom (carry out a pregnancy - carry to term, expect She decided to carry the child to term, even though the foetus was shown to be defective (cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers - shed , molt , moult , slough , exuviate our dog sheds every Spring