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I am gonna share with you a list of 30 most common and useful verbs that beginning with F. As is known that verbs starting with F are widely used in daily conversations and writing. For example, Fly, Fight, Find, Fail, etc. Mastering these F words fluently will help you improve your English and express yourself more freely in a minute.

There is a fun fact about the letter F that you won’t be glad if you got an F in an exam, because F here is short for “failed” or “failure”, which means you’ve got the lowest grade and did not pass the exam. Without further ado, let’s dive into the list of verbs that start with F by Greenopolis.


Definition: to invent or produce something false in order to deceive someone

Example: He was late, so he fabricated an excuse to avoid trouble.


Definition: to not succeed in what you are trying to achieve or are expected to do

Example: She moved to London in the hope of finding work as a model, but failed.


Definition: to suddenly go down onto the ground or towards the ground without intending to or by accident

Example: Athletes have to learn how to fall without hurting themselves.


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Definition: to be frightened of something or someone unpleasant

Example: Most older employees fear unemployment


Definition: to experience something physical or emotional

Example: “How are you feeling?” “Not too bad, but I’ve still got a slight headache.”


Definition: to use physical force to try to defeat another person or group of people

Example: There were children fighting in the playground.


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Definition: to discover, especially where a thing or person is, either unexpectedly or by searching, or to discover where to get or how to achieve something

Example: I couldn’t find Andrew’s phone number.


Definition: to complete something or come to the end of an activity

Example: I’ll call you when I’ve finished my homework.


Definition: to shine brightly and suddenly, or to make something shine in this way

Example: Stop flashing that light in my eyes!


Definition: to grow or develop successfully

Example: My tomatoes are flourishing this summer – it must be the warm weather.


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Definition: When a bird, insect, or aircraft flies, it moves through the air

Example: The poor bird couldn’t fly because it had a broken wing.


Definition: to give your full attention to what you are doing or to what is happening

Example: I’m finding it hard to focus today.


Definition: to move behind someone or something and go where he, she, or it goes

Example: She followed me into the kitchen.


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Definition: to make food last a long time by storing it at a very low temperature so that it becomes hard

Example: I’ll freeze any food that’s left over.


Definition: to accept that something unpleasant is true and start to deal with the situation

Example: I think Phil has to face the fact that she no longer loves him.


Definition: to (cause to) lose colour, brightness, or strength gradually

Example: If you hang your clothes out in the bright sun, they will fade.


Definition: to (cause something to) become firmly fixed together, or in position, or closed

Example: Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened.


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Definition: to give food to a person, group, or animal

Example: I usually feed the neighbour’s cat while she’s away.


Definition: to go to another place to get something or someone and bring it, him, or her back

Example: I have to fetch my mother from the station.


Definition: to make or become full; to use empty space

Example: I filled the bucket with water.


Definition: to remove solids from liquids or gases, or to remove particular types of light, using special equipment

Example: The water is filtered to remove any impurities.


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Definition: to be the right size or shape for someone or something

Example: That jacket fits you perfectly.


Definition: to cause to fill or become covered with water, especially in a way that causes problems

Example: Our washing machine broke down yesterday and flooded the kitchen.


Definition: (especially of liquids, gases, or electricity) to move in one direction, especially continuously and easily

Example: Lava from the volcano was flowing down the hillside.


Definition: to change, especially continuously and between one level or thing and another

Example: Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season.


Definition: to charge someone an amount of money as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law

Example: Drivers who exceed the speed limit can expect to be fined heavily.


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Definition: to command a person not to do something

Example: He is forbidden from leaving the country.


Definition: to stop blaming or being angry with someone for something that person has done, or not punish them for something

Example: I don’t think she’s ever quite forgiven me for getting her name wrong that time.


Definition: to expect or think that something will happen
Example: We figured (that) you’d want to rest after your trip.


Definition: to make something happen or make someone do something difficult, unpleasant, or unusual, especially by threatening or not offering the possibility of choice

Example: I really have to force myself to be nice to him.

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Congratulations on reading till the end of verbs starting with F. We hope you’ve found and learnt something new and interesting. There are a lot more F words that could be added to the list, but we think to start with a short yet useful list is a better choice and easier for fast improvement and continuous inspiration to keep on learning.

Or do you think there are any more common verbs that start with F that should be added to the list? If so, please let us know in the comment section. Thank again for reading.