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Verbs that start with the letter X



Errie
Japan

Verbs that start with the letter X
 
Hello !
Thnx to all who have helped me finding verbs that start with a Z. I ´m afraid I need your help again. I need ten verbs that start with the letter X. This is gonna be a tough one!
 
I already have two:
1. X-ray
2. Xanth
 
Thnx in advance!
 
 

28 Jan 2011      



Sonn
Russian Federation

I haven ´t found any other words but yours and xerox))

But on the Internet and in rap and R ´n ´B songs there is a tendention to shorten the words starting with ex- as X or X-:

e.g. x-cite (excite)
       xamine (examine)
       xperience (experience)
       xceed
       xcuse
       xclaim
       Xpand
etc.

XL (excel)

I hope it helps.

28 Jan 2011     



ohermann
Czech Republic

to xerox
to x out
 
really tough question Confused

28 Jan 2011     



MarionG
Netherlands

xerography

I owe you this one...It the original verb for what is now known as ´xerox ´

28 Jan 2011     



colibrita
United Kingdom

x-irridiate: To expose or subject to x-ray radiation.


28 Jan 2011     



almaz
United Kingdom

As a Scrabble buff, I ´ve got a thing for x-words:

xylophone
xanax
xylem
xyloid
xeric
xebec
xylograph
xenolith
xenophobia
xenon
xanthic

Xhosa
Xanadu

Edit: I just found this site for word geeks like me. How have I managed to live without it?
Also, I know there are no verbs in the list, but I´m sure we´re all aware of ´verbing´: "Yeah, last year we xebecked across the Red Sea, dude."

28 Jan 2011     



PhilipR
Thailand

Poster asked for verbs, not nouns. I think the only verbs worth teaching (?) are

to xerox 
to x-ray 
(possibly) to x out

There simply aren ´t 10 verbs starting with x in English.

28 Jan 2011     



almaz
United Kingdom

@PhilipR

Poster asked for verbs, not nouns

If you ´d taken the time to read all of my post, including the edit (which was added long before your comment), you might have noticed that I said there were no verbs in the list - which, incidentally, includes adjectives. 

The list was simply a light-hearted celebration of the euphony of words beginning with x and an excuse to punt ´The Phrontistery ´.


28 Jan 2011     



David Lisgo
Japan

They don ´t exist. I think only two English verbs begin with x x-ray and xerox. You will have to go with an x within a verb such as:
mix fix annex asphyxiate coax exist (there are many ex... verbs) juxtaxpose box poleaxe relax and more.
 

28 Jan 2011     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Errie,
´Xeriscape ´ (verb) = To cultivate an area as a xeriscape,  which is a garden requiring little or no irrigation. (Oxford Dictionary of English).
 
I also suggest that you can have:
´To xenotransplant ´ from ´xenotransplantation ´ (transplanting organs between different species).
´To X-rate ´ a film, so that it receives an X-rating.
´To xenograft ´ from ´a xenograft ´, a graft from a donor of different species to the recipient.
´To xylograph ´ from ´xylography ´, the art of printing from wood engravings.  (See: ´to telegraph ´ from ´telegraphy ´.)
 
I am sure that you have 10 verbs now!
 
I hope that I have helped.
 
LES

28 Jan 2011     



Errie
Japan

Thanks again for all the help! I couldn ´t figure it out myself.
@Les...yes!. I ´ve got my ten verbs now. I wouldn´t have ´em without you...Thumbs Up

31 Jan 2011