Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

crack
break partially but keep its integrity
 
freeze
stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
 
catch on
become popular
 
devitrify
become crystalline
 
culminate
end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
 
reef
roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
 
transform
increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
 
shrink
become smaller or draw together
 
maturate
develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
 
crop out
appear at the surface
 
gentrify
renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
 
denaturalise
make less natural or unnatural
 
Americanize
make American in character
 
strip
remove the thread (of screws)
 
snuff out
put an end to; kill
 
toughen
make tough or tougher
 
readapt
adapt anew
 
tell on
produce an effect or strain on somebody
 
straighten out
settle or put right
 
micro-cook
cook or heat in a microwave oven
 
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