Grammar Patterns

V against n

The 'bump' group

These verbs indicate that something hits or touches something else.
After what seemed eternity, there was a jerk as the boat bumped against something.
She set her cup down, and it clattered against the saucer.
A cat came into the room and rubbed against its mistress's legs.
Her paper was about the amount of friction and wear when a soft surface slides against a harder rough surface.
  • beat
  • brush
  • bump
  • chafe
  • clatter
  • clink
  • clunk
  • grate
  • knock
  • rest
  • rub
  • slam
  • slide
  • smash
  • strike
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