Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another in our irregular series of word lists. Today, all the irregular verbs that occur more than two times in the Corpus of Current American English. I believe that this list is complete, but if I've overlooked something, please let me know. The words are grouped by endings.
  1. be
  2. do
  3. have
  4. read
  5. spread
  6. lead
  7. misread
  8. tread
  9. reread
  10. re-read
  11. plead
  12. bleed
  13. breed
  14. feed
  15. speed
  16. shed
  17. wed
  18. forbid
  19. bid
  20. outbid
  21. underbid
  22. rid
  23. build
  24. rebuild
  25. hold
  26. uphold
  27. withhold
  28. behold
  29. understand
  30. stand
  31. misunderstand
  32. withstand
  33. spend
  34. send
  35. bend
  36. lend
  37. unbend
  38. find
  39. bind
  40. wind
  41. grind
  42. unwind
  43. unbind
  44. lade
  45. hide
  46. ride
  47. slide
  48. override
  49. stride
  50. flee
  51. see
  52. oversee
  53. foresee
  54. clothe
  55. lie
  56. underlie
  57. make
  58. take
  59. undertake
  60. shake
  61. mistake
  62. wake
  63. overtake
  64. forsake
  65. remake
  66. awake
  67. partake
  68. retake
  69. re-make
  70. betake
  71. strike
  72. come
  73. become
  74. overcome
  75. shine
  76. shoe
  77. rise
  78. arise
  79. lose
  80. choose
  81. write
  82. bite
  83. rewrite
  84. smite
  85. underwrite
  86. co-write
  87. overwrite
  88. re-write
  89. leave
  90. weave
  91. interweave
  92. heave
  93. shave
  94. give
  95. drive
  96. forgive
  97. dive
  98. strive
  99. shrive
  100. thrive
  101. prove
  102. freeze
  103. dig
  104. hang
  105. overhang
  106. bring
  107. sing
  108. string
  109. swing
  110. spring
  111. cling
  112. fling
  113. sting
  114. ring
  115. sling
  116. wring
  117. teach
  118. beseech
  119. catch
  120. break
  121. speak
  122. sneak
  123. stick
  124. seek
  125. think
  126. sink
  127. drink
  128. shrink
  129. stink
  130. slink
  131. work
  132. deal
  133. steal
  134. feel
  135. kneel
  136. spoil
  137. fall
  138. befall
  139. tell
  140. sell
  141. swell
  142. dwell
  143. foretell
  144. resell
  145. spell
  146. misspell
  147. spill
  148. dream
  149. swim
  150. mean
  151. lean
  152. begin
  153. spin
  154. win
  155. learn
  156. born
  157. burn
  158. run
  159. overrun
  160. outrun
  161. re-run
  162. over-run
  163. undo
  164. overdo
  165. outdo
  166. go
  167. forego
  168. forgo
  169. undergo
  170. leap
  171. keep
  172. sweep
  173. sleep
  174. creep
  175. weep
  176. hear
  177. wear
  178. tear
  179. bear
  180. swear
  181. overhear
  182. shear
  183. forbear
  184. beat
  185. eat
  186. bet
  187. meet
  188. get
  189. forget
  190. let
  191. set
  192. upset
  193. offset
  194. beset
  195. reset
  196. inset
  197. preset
  198. off-set
  199. wet
  200. fight
  201. light
  202. fit
  203. hit
  204. split
  205. slit
  206. knit
  207. spit
  208. sit
  209. quit
  210. shoot
  211. overshoot
  212. hurt
  213. cast
  214. broadcast
  215. forecast
  216. recast
  217. typecast
  218. telecast
  219. newscast
  220. miscast
  221. rebroadcast
  222. comcast
  223. podcast
  224. webcast
  225. cablecast
  226. re-cast
  227. hoist
  228. cost
  229. burst
  230. thrust
  231. bust
  232. cut
  233. undercut
  234. shut
  235. put
  236. input
  237. output
  238. draw
  239. withdraw
  240. redraw
  241. re-draw
  242. saw
  243. shew
  244. strew
  245. sew
  246. show
  247. blow
  248. mow
  249. know
  250. grow
  251. throw
  252. overthrow
  253. overgrow
  254. outgrow
  255. regrow
  256. over-grow
  257. sow
  258. lay
  259. slay
  260. overlay
  261. waylay
  262. underlay
  263. mislay
  264. pay
  265. repay
  266. underpay
  267. overpay
  268. say
  269. unsay
  270. gainsay
  271. fly
  272. buy

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