Yank

Meaning & Definition of Yank”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The women are yanking each other’s hair.

If you yank someone’s hair, you pull it forcefully with a quick movement.

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The woman are pulling each other’s hair quickly and forcefully.

 

The dog is yanking the sleeve of the girl’s jacket.

 

The girl is yanking the clown’s hair.

Wind

Meaning & Definition of Wind”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The road winds across the hills.

If a road, river, or line of people winds in a particular direction, it goes in that direction with a lot of bends or twists in it.
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The road snakes across the hills.

 

The river winds across the jungle.

 

The path winds up the mountain.

 

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A rope is wound around the spool.

When you wind something flexible such as a rope and a string around a spool, you wrap it around the spool several times.

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A rope is wrapped around the spool.

 

A thread is wound around the spool.

 

A knitting thread is wound into a ball.

 

She is winding her fishing reel.

 

A man has just wound the cable.

Wiggle

Meaning & Definition of Wiggle”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

A worm is wiggling on the ground.

If a worm wiggles, it moves from side to side or up and down with small movements.

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A worm is waggling on the ground.

 

A woman is wiggling her hips.

 

A man is wiggling his finger.

Trek

Meaning & Definition of “Trek”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

They are trekking across mountains.

If you trek somewhere, you walk a long distance, usually over land such as mountains, hills or forests.

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They are hiking through mountains.

 

She trekked to admire the lake.

 

They have been trekking along the path.

Tattoo

Meaning & Definition of “Tattoo”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The man is tattooing the girl.

If someone tattoos you, they mark a permanent picture or writing on your skin with a needle and ink.

 

The body is tattooed with a snake.

 

The man on the right is being tattooed.

Stream

Meaning & Definition of “Stream”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The sunlight is streaming into the room.

If the sunlight streams into a room, it shines through an opening such as a window into a room.

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The sunlight is flowing into the room.

 

The sunlight is streaming through trees.

 

The sunlight is streaming through the gap between the window and the blind.

 

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Water is streaming down the cliff.

If water streams, it moves in a continuous flow in the same direction.

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Water is flowing down the cliff.

 

Smoke is streaming into the sky.

 

Water is streaming down the river.

 

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Cars are streaming on a highway.

If people or cars stream somewhere, they move there in a continuous flow in the same direction.

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Many cars are moving on a highway.

 

I watched soldiers streaming past.

 

Cars have been streaming on the highway.

Smolder

Meaning & Definition of “Smolder”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The field is smoldering.

If something smolders, it burns slowly with smoke but no flame.

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The field is burning slowly.

 

Incense sticks are smoldering.

 

The fields have been smoldering.

 

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I smoldered as I talked to the man.

If a feeling such as anger or hatred smolders inside you, you continue to feel it but do not show it.
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Her eyes were smoldering in anger.
She still smolders with anger toward her mother.

Skim

Meaning & Definition of “Skim”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The bird is skimming the ground.

If something skims a surface, it moves along quickly over the surface, nearly or lightly touching it.

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The bird is flying just above the ground.

 

A boat is skimming across the water.
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A boat is moving quickly over the water.

 

The bird is skimming the water while holding a fish.

 

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A man is skimming a document.

If you skim a document, you read through it quickly to understand only the main points.

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A man is scanning a document.

 

The girl is skimming a book.

 

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Sink

Meaning & Definition of “Sink”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

The ship must have sunk some years ago.

If a ship sinks, it goes down below the surface or to the bottom of water.

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The ship must have gone down some years ago.

 

Eggs sink.

 

A boat has almost sunk.

 

The sun is sinking below the horizon.

If the sun sink, it moves downwards.

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The sun is going down the horizon.

 

The sun has completely sunk.

 

The man has sunk into a sofa and is reading.

If you sink into a sofa, you sit down in it.

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The man has sat down in a sofa and is reading.

 

A girl has sunk into a sofa.

 

The woman sometimes sinks into despair.
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The woman sometimes becomes very unhappy.

 

She often sinks into depression.