Meaning & Definition of “lay”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Word forms: lays, laying, laid
Lay as verb needs an object.
The woman has laid her hand on the man’s shoulder.
If you lay someone or something somewhere, you put it down there carefully into a flat position.
Flowers are laid on a table.
Meaning & Definition of “run”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Water is running from a faucet.
If water runs, it moves in a stream.
A machine is running.
When a machine runs, it operates.
A road runs along the water.
If you say that something long, such as a road, runs in a particular direction, you are describing its course or position.
Meaning & Definition of “grow”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Tomatoes are growing.
When people, animals, and plants grow, they increase in size and change physically over a period of time.
A man is growing roses.
If you grow a plant, you put seeds or young plants in the ground and take care of it.
She has grown her hair long.
If you grow your hair, it becomes longer. You can also grow your nails, a beard, or a mustache.
The economy in Africa is growing fast.
If the economy or a business grows, it increases in wealth, size, or importance.
Meaning & Definition of “tow”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
A motorcycle is towing a jet bike.
If a car, truck, or motorcycle etc. tows another, it pulls another along behind it.
An airplane is being towed.
Meaning & Definition of “emit”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
A factory is emitting smoke from its chimneys.
If something emits a beam, noise, smell, or gas, it sends it out.
A factory is discharging smoke from its chimneys.
A factory is releasing smoke from its chimneys.
A locomotive is emitting smoke from its chimney.
Meaning & Definition of “paint”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Children are painting pictures.
If you paint something or paint a picture of it, you produce a picture of it using paint.
A woman is painting a wall.
If you paint a wall or an object, you cover it with paint.
Arrows and lines are painted on a road.
Meaning & Definition of “help”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Some people are helping themselves to food.
If you help yourself to something, you serve yourself or you take it for yourself. If someone tells you to help yourself, they are telling you politely to serve yourself anything you want or to take anything you want.
I couldn’t help crying.
If you can’t/couldn’t help something, such as acting in a particular way or making a particular remark, you are/were not able to control or stop it.
The new medicine is helping him a lot.
If something helps a difficult or painful situation, it improves it or makes it easier or less painful.
Meaning & Definition of “heap”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Pieces of wood are heaped.
If you heap things, you put many of them on top of each other in an untidy way.
Pieces of metals are heaped.
Meaning & Definition of “prop”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
A bicycle has been propped against a fence.
If you prop a bicycle against a fence, you support the bicycle by resting it against the fence.
A man has leaned back in the chair and propped his feet on the desk.
If you prop your feet on a desk, you support your feet by resting on the desk.
A woman is sitting at the desk with her chin propped on her hands.
Meaning & Definition of “store”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words
Barrels of wine are stored in a cellar.
When you store things, you put them in a container or other place and leave them there until they are needed.
Spices are stored in jars.
Spices are kept in jars.
Our data is stored on a server overseas.
When you store information, you keep it in your memory, in a file, or in a computer.