Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

repress
block the action of
 
drift
be subject to fluctuation
 
shorten
make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
 
deaden
lessen the momentum or velocity of
 
shell
remove from its shell or outer covering
 
enlarge
become larger or bigger
 
switch
make a shift in or exchange of
 
cut down
cut down on; make a reduction in
 
pressure-cook
cook in a pressure cooker
 
gauge
measure precisely and against a standard
 
step
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
 
communise
make into property owned by the state
 
work
arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
 
decimate
kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
 
renovate
restore to a previous or better condition
 
desiccate
preserve by removing all water and liquids from
 
fixate
make fixed, stable or stationary
 
stain
color for microscopic study
 
settle
form a community
 
fold up
become folded or folded up
 
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