Grammar Patterns

V way prep/adv

The 'fight' group

These verbs are concerned with moving somewhere with force or with difficulty, either physically or metaphorically. This includes:
    moving with energy e.g. burst, forge, storm
    harming people or things as you move e.g. batter, elbow, fight, shove
    moving with difficulty because of tiredness or obstacles e.g. claw, plod, scramble, work
    cutting or burrowing a path through something e.g. bore, burrow, tunnel
The verbs in this group which most frequently have this pattern are claw, fight, force, push, smash, and work.
This bug enters the body from the sand, then burrows its way back out, causing extreme pain.
With nothing to do, the mind is unable to prevent negative thoughts from elbowing their way to center stage.
They're trying to fight their way towards the besieged army camp.
The protesters forced their way into the police headquarters, setting fire to parts of the building.
After he turned professional, Christie was expected to storm his way to a world championship.
  • barge
  • bash
  • batter
  • battle
  • beat
  • blast
  • blaze
  • blitz
  • bludgeon
  • bomb
  • bore
  • break
  • bulldoze
  • burn
  • burrow
  • burst
  • butt
  • chase
  • chip
  • chop
  • claw
  • cleave
  • crash
  • crowbar
  • crush
  • cudgel
  • cut
  • dig
  • drag
  • drill
  • elbow
  • explode
  • fight
  • force
  • forge
  • gatecrash
  • grab
  • grapple
  • grasp
  • hack
  • hammer
  • haul
  • heave
  • hurry
  • jab
  • jostle
  • labour
  • muscle
  • nudge
  • plod
  • plough
  • poke
  • power
  • press
  • pummel
  • punch
  • push
  • rampage
  • scrabble
  • scramble
  • scrape
  • scratch
  • shoot
  • shoulder
  • shove
  • shovel
  • slam
  • slash
  • slog
  • slug
  • smash
  • stampede
  • steamroller
  • storm
  • streak
  • strong-arm
  • struggle
  • stumble
  • stutter
  • sweat
  • sweep
  • tear
  • thrust
  • toil
  • trudge
  • trundle
  • tunnel
  • whack
  • win
  • worm
  • wrestle
  • zap
  • zoom
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