Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

unbox
remove from a box
 
brick over
wall up with brick
 
tie up
secure with or as if with ropes
 
splice
join together so as to form new genetic combinations
 
belay
turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
 
shelve
place on a shelf
 
pistol-whip
beat with a pistol
 
club
strike with a club or a bludgeon
 
nett
catch with a net
 
bark
cover with bark
 
band
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
 
galvanize
cover with zinc
 
put through
connect by telephone
 
shrinkwrap
wrap something tightly with heated plastic that shrinks upon cooling
 
fly open
come open suddenly
 
dispose
place or put in a particular order
 
slough off
separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
 
sieve
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
 
lever
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
 
wash
separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
 
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