Russian verbs

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ду́ться [dú-tsa] Verb imperfective
to sulk , to pout
прозева́ть [pra-zee-vát'] Verb perfective
to yawn (throughout); to miss an opportunity
угоща́ть [u-ga-schát'] Verb imperfective
to treat (to), to stand a treat
уста́ть [us-tát'] Verb perfective
to get tired
кише́ть [kee-shét'] Verb imperfective
to throng, to teem, to swarm, to crawl with
вре́дничать [vryéd-nee-chat'] Verb imperfective
to act in spite, contrary to somebody's interests or desires
согре́ться [sag-ryé-tsa] Verb perfective
придира́ться [pree-dee-rá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to find fault, to carp, to cavil, to nag, to pick on
гре́ться [gryé-tsa] Verb imperfective
to warm / to heat oneself
потака́ть [pa-ta-kát'] Verb imperfective
to indulge, to cater/to pander, to humour
вы́терпеть [vý-teer-pyét'] Verb perfective
to endure, to bear; to undergo, to suffer
замёрзнуть [za-myórz-nut'] Verb perfective
to freeze, to congeal, to become frozen
мёрзнуть [myórz-nut'] Verb imperfective
to freeze, to be cold
хоте́ться [ha-tyét'-sya] Verb imperfective
to feel like something/doing something
поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive
зева́ть [zee-vát'] Verb imperfective
to yawn; to gawk / gape
обрусе́ть [ab-ru-syét'] Verb perfective
become russified / russianized
успева́ть [us-pee-vát'] Verb imperfective
to have time to do something, to manage to do something
потерпе́ть [pa-teer-pyét'] Verb perfective
to be patient, to tolerate, to suffer
отстава́ть [at-sta-vát'] Verb imperfective
to lag behind, to be behind
ду́мать [dú-mat'] Verb imperfective
to think
шути́ть [shu-téet'] Verb imperfective
to joke
нажива́ться [na-zhee-vá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to make a profit out of somebody's work or loss
умно́жить [um-nó-zheet'] Verb perfective
to multiply
объясня́ть [ab-ee-snyát'] Verb imperfective
приба́вить [pree-bá-veet'] Verb perfective
to add, to increase
свисте́ть [svees-tyét'] Verb imperfective
to whistle
помаха́ть [pa-ma-hát'] Verb perfective
терпе́ть [teer-pyét'] Verb imperfective
to endure, to tolerate, to bear, to stand
уста́виться [us-tá-vee-tsa] Verb perfective
to stare, to fix one's eyes
наруша́ть [na-ru-shát'] Verb imperfective
to infringe, to violate, to break, to disrupt, to impair
сполосну́ть [spa-las-nút'] Verb perfective
to rinse
нару́шить [na-rú-sheet'] Verb perfective
to break, to infringe, to violate
плести́сь [plees-tées'] Verb imperfective
to drag oneself along, to trudge
подсиде́ть [pad-see-dyét'] Verb perfective
to scheme / intrigue against (usually to take one's position)
коке́тничать [ka-kyét-nee-cheet'] Verb imperfective
to coquet, to flirt
сожра́ть [sazh-rát'] Verb perfective
to gobble up, to eat greedily
занима́ться [za-nee-má-tsa] Verb imperfective
to be busy with, to deal, to practice, to be engaged/involved, to study
обижа́ться [a-bee-zhát'-sya] Verb imperfective
to take offence, to resent
стара́ться [sta-rá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to try, to seek, to endeavour
угоща́ться [u-ga-schá-tsa] Verb
to treat oneself, to help oneself
поплати́ться [pa-pla-tée-tsa] Verb
to pay for something one has done
замахну́ться [za-mah-nú-tsa] Verb perfective
to make to hit, to lift one's arm (against); to prepare for something difficult
подави́ться [pa-da-vée-tsa] Verb perfective
полюби́ть [pa-lyu-béet'] Verb perfective
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
годи́ться [ga-dée-tsa] Verb imperfective
to suit (for purpose), to be of use (to)
спеши́ть [spee-shéet'] Verb imperfective
to be in a hurry, to hasten
уплета́ть [up-lee-tát'] Verb imperfective
to eat greedily, to stuff oneself with (food)
нра́виться [nrá-vee-tsa] Verb imperfective
to be liked
понра́виться [pan-rá-vee-tsa] Verb perfective
люби́ть [lyu-béet'] Verb imperfective
купи́ть [ku-péet'] Verb imperfective
to buy, to purchase
потора́пливаться [pa-ta-ráp-lee-va-tsa] Verb imperfective
to make haste, to hurry
кривля́ться [kree-vlyá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to grimace, to make faces
скуча́ть [sku-chát'] Verb imperfective
to be bored, to have a tedious time; (по кому-то) to long (for), to miss
терпе́ние [teer-pyé-nee-ye] Verb neuter
раздража́ть [razd-ra-zhát'] Verb imperfective
to provoke, to vex, to annoy, to irritate
счастье [schást'-ye] Verb neuter
договори́ться [da-ga-va-rée-tsa] Verb perfective
to reach an agreement, to agree
запропасти́ться [za-pra-pas-tée-tsa] Verb perfective
to get lost, to disappear
заня́ть [za-nyát'] Verb perfective
to occupy; to borrow
прийти́сь [preei-tées'] Verb perfective
to suit, to fit, to fall on, to happen
издева́ться [eez-dye-vát'-sya] Verb imperfective
to jeer, to scoff, to mock, to bully, to taunt
зараба́тывать [za-ra-bá-ty-vat'] Verb imperfective
to earn
вя́нуть [vyá-nut'] Verb imperfective
to wither, to fade
смея́ться [smye-yá-tsa] Verb imperfective
грусти́ть [grus-téet'] Verb imperfective
to be sad, to feel blue, to grieve
вы́честь [vý-chest'] Verb perfective
to subtract, to deduct
ра́доваться [rá-da-va-tsa] Verb imperfective
to be happy, to rejoice
обижа́ть [a-bee-zhát'] Verb imperfective
to offend, to hurt feelings, to treat badly
раздели́ть [raz-dee-léet'] Verb perfective
to divide
пла́вать [plá-vat'] Verb imperfective
to swim, to float
сомнева́ться [sam-nee-vá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to doubt, to have one's doubts
опа́здывать [a-páz-dy-vat'] Verb imperfective
to be late, to be overdue
успе́ть [us-pyét'] Verb perfective
to have time, to be in time
постуча́ть [pas-tu-chát'] Verb perfective
to knock
пригоди́ться [pree-ga-dée-tsa] Verb perfective
prove useful, come in handy, be of use
занима́ть [za-nee-mát'] Verb imperfective
to occupy, to take up; to borrow
захоте́ться [za-ha-tyé-tsa] Verb perfective
to feel like, to crave for
встреча́ться [vstree-chá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to meet, to see, to date (somebody)
копа́ться [ka-pá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to dig; to probe; to dawdle
сади́ться [sa-dée-tsa] Verb imperfective
to sit down
получа́ться [pa-lu-chá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to result, to turn out, to arrive
притворя́ться [pree-tva-ryá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to feign, to pretend, to act, to simulate
постара́ться [pas-ta-rá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to try (hard), to make an effort
захоте́ть [za-ha-tyét'] Verb perfective
to want, to feel like; to wish
запо́мнить [za-póm-neet'] Verb perfective
to memorize, to remember
предвеща́ть [pryed-vee-schát'] Verb imperfective
to forebode, to presage, to betoken, to foreshadow
хоте́ть [ha-tyét'] Verb imperfective
заня́ться [za-nyá-tsa] Verb perfective
to occupy oneself, to get busy, to engage
уходи́ть [u-ha-déet'] Verb imperfective
to walk away, to leave
прогу́ливать [pra-gu-lee-vat'] Verb imperfective
to miss, to skip (classes or work)
па́хнуть [páh-nut'] Verb imperfective
познако́миться [pa-zna-kó-mee-tsa] Verb perfective
to get acquainted
смотре́ть [smatryét'] Verb imperfective
to look, to watch
гуля́ть [gu-lyát'] Verb imperfective
to go for a walk, to walk, to stroll, to be outside