Multiple Meaning Answers
Here are some examples of each of the multiple meaning words used as a noun and a verb. Click on any word to go back to the "Multiple Meaning" page.
crash: I had a car crash. Tom will try not to crash into the pole.
pet: I have a golden lab for a pet. Sara and Jenna like to pet dogs.
dance: The middle school will have a dance. I will dance the jitterbug.
cut: Bill has a cut on his finger. Tam will cut out the pictures.
paw: My dog's paw is big. The horse will paw at the snow to find grass.
dread: My dread of birds causes me problems. Marla dreads taking tests.
post: Gary pounded the post into the dirt. The teacher will post the grades.
string: The guitar string broke. He has to string beads in preschool.
smell: Kids sweating have a smell. Sue can smell a skunk.
fire: We will build a fire and roast marshmallows. The boss will fire him.
wish: Make a wish and blow out the candles. He will wish for a football.
fight: There was a fight in the parking lot. He will fight for his life
pack: The wolf pack killed the zebra. Jeff has to pack his suitcase.
love: My love for you grows everyday. Tom and Tam love each other.
color: Green is my favorite color. Tony will color in her coloring book.
shape: A diamond is a shape. Try to shape the clay into an animal.
break: The employee took a break. Dusty will try not to break his new toy.
track: The train goes on a track. The detectives will track the criminal.
farm: We bought a farm. The farmer will farm 150 acres of corn.
point: The scissors have a sharp point. It's not polite to point.
bend: We went around a bend in the road. Don't bend the card.
corner: The car went around the corner. The hyenas will corner the lion.
shot: The shot hurt. The hunter shot the deer.
spring: The spring on the mattress is sprung. Spring out of bed each day!
might: He has a lot of power and might. I might go to the movies.
police: The police captured the criminal. Police the area for any litter.
stamp: I bought a book of stamps. The teacher will stamp the paper "A".
trick: The dog performed a trick. John will trick Tim into doing his work.
crack: Open the window just a crack. Tam will crack the nuts.
taste: The taste of the candy was sour. I will taste the cookies.
burn: Terry got a 3rd degree burn on his arm. Tara will burn the candle.
walk: Gary and I went for a long walk. Will you please walk the dog?
whisper: Larry heard the whisper of the wind. Whisper the answer to me.
tire: We had to buy 4 new tires for the van. The kids tire me out.
shine: The shine of the window caused a glare. I need to shine my shoes.
trap: My uncle set a trap to catch a raccoon. He likes to trap skunk, too.
camp: Adam went to scout camp. We camp on weekends in our camper.
bomb: A bomb blew up the federal building. We will bomb our enemies.
shop: At the bridal shop, the girl bought a gown. I will shop for clothes.
place: Can you come to my place? Tom will place the glass on the shelf.
cover: Put the cover on the box. Please cover the meat so it won't spoil.
staple: We need to buy staples. Staple the papers together, please.
shout: Nick heard a shout for help. Please don't shout inside.
float: Missy made a root beer float. The duck can float on the water.
station: The kids toured the fire station. Station yourself on lookout duty.
plan: Teachers make lesson plans. Lets plan a party.
talk: I heard talk of a robbery. Can we talk some time?
fence: They put a fence around the yard. The vet will fence in his back lot.
swing: Susie put a swing in her back yard. Will you swing with me?
name: What is your name? What will you name your baby?
set: The couple got a set of dishes for a gift. Set the spiker in volleyball.
paint: She chose was blue paint. Now she will paint her house.
cry: Mason heard the cry of the hawk. Riley will cry when his mom leaves.
store: I need you to go to the store for me. I will store my toys in the box.
shell: Katie found a shell at the beach. Lets shell the peas.
map: Karrie bought a map of the USA. Now we can map out our trip.
block: Jayden ran around the block. In football, you need to block.
pay: You will get your pay every 2 weeks. Shane will pay his bills.
touch: Hugs are a good touch. Please don't touch the wet paint.
review: Lets have a review for math. Bryan needs to review his work.
list: Make a list of things you need at the store. Matt will list the items here.
brush: I bought a hair brush. You should brush your teeth every day.
snack: Mom made me a snack after school. Don't snack before supper.
cure: I hope they find a cure for cancer. Can you cure my hiccups?
fit: I feel physically fit. The 60 year old can still fit into her wedding dress.
guess: My guess is 129 jellybeans. Guess how old I am?
respect: Ryan has respect for his coach. Please respect your elders.
oil: Our car needs an oil change. Chad will oil his bike chain.
dress: Katie bought a new dress. Tina will dress her doll in a bathing suit.
thunder: I heard thunder last night. Maybe it will thunder again tonight.
snap: My jeans have a snap on them. Jenna will snap her coat.
paper: I bought a ream of white paper. We will paper the bathroom.
board: The man sawed a board. Board up the windows for the hurricane.
snow: Last winter, we had 72" of snow. It will snow again this week.
field: The farmer planted his field. The 2nd baseman will field the ball.
stop: There is a stop sign. The policeman will stop the car for speeding.
hope: Our hope is that you will get well. Adam hopes he will get a pickup.
wash: I did 3 loads of wash. Go and wash the van, please.
hit: The boxer took a hit to the face. That house got hit by a tornado.
flood: There was a flood, in Madison, in 1993. Every spring it floods.
raise: The employee would like a raise. On Memorial Day we raise the flag.
soil: The farm has fertile soil. Chad will soil his shirt digging in the dirt.
pin: Does anyone have a safety pin? I will pin up the hem on your jeans.
picture: I bought a picture for my house. Picture a rainbow in your mind.
mark: You made a mark on the wall. Mark where you are in your book.
spy: Larry hired a spy to solve the murder of his wife. I spy a butterfly.
crown: The queen is wearing her crown. The king will crown his son.
spell: The witch will cast a spell on you. Riley can spell his name.
hold: Grab a hold of the line. The mother will hold her baby to nurse.
fool: What a fool he is for smoking. Jerry tried to fool his teacher.
skate: Katie got new ice skates. She will skate for 2 hours this Saturday.
attack: William had a heart attack. The army will attack the enemy.
lounge: Look in the teacher's lounge. Can we lounge around today?
shovel: Gary bought a new shovel. Adam shovels snow for the neighbors.
pump: My grandma had a water pump. She had to pump water daily.
jerk: He is a real jerk. The fish will jerk your line.
grin: The model has a nice grin. Wipe that grin off your face.
rub: I need a back rub. Try to rub the spot of the carpet.
dream: Last night I had a dream. Sometimes I dream about you.
drill: Gary used a drill to make the hole. Can you drill a hole in this board?
roast: Tam made a roast for supper. Tom will roast the turkey in the oven.
trade: Painting is a trade. I will trade football cards with you.
doctor: Kristen went to the doctor. The nurse will doctor your injury.
fish: Bill caught a 10 lb. fish. He likes to fish for walleyes.
help: Do you need any help? Katie will help you with math.
crowd: There was a crowd at the mall. Try not to crowd in line.
bowl: Put the ingredients in the bowl. Gary will bowl tonight.
joke: The comedian told a joke. Don't joke about someone's health.
roll: Please pass the rolls. Jayden can roll over now.
chain: Put the chain around the tree. Chain Kassie up to the tree.
signal: Stop at the signal. Signal when you are going to turn.
mistake: Everyone makes mistakes. People mistake me for Tam.
harm: The tornado did a lot of harm. Smoking harms your lungs.
blossom: The blossom is a pretty pink. The flower will blossom soon.
whistle: The referee blew his whistle. Matt will whistle when he is ready.
junk: Katie likes to collect junk. I will junk this old bike.
patch: Mary put a patch on her shirt. Ann will patch her jeans.
master: Slaves worked for their master. Mason will master his numbers.
guard: The guard policed the prison. Guard your valuables on a trip.
beach: Let's go to the beach. The whale will beach himself on the beach.
report: I wrote a report on AIDS. Please report to the principal's office.
drug: Don't take drugs. The doctor will drug his patient before surgery.
salt: Adam likes salt on his popcorn. Katie will salt it for him.
wiggle: That girl has a wiggle when she walks. Don't wiggle in your chair.
hammer: Tom bought a new hammer. Try to hammer the nail in the wood.
scare: I had a scare when I fell. The storm will scare Bill.
notice: Put the notice on the bulletin board. I notice you have a new dress.
share: This is your share of the candy. Kristen will share her clothes.
trust: We put money in the trust fund. Parents want to trust their children.
light: Turn on the light. This candle will light our way.
degree: I drew a 80 degree angle. I earned my college degree. It is 70 degrees outside.
nursery: I took my child to the nursery at church. I bought a tree at the nursery.
course: I took a course on Spanish. I went to the golf course. Of course, I will go. I went through the obstacle course.
grave: I visited my grandma's grave. The man was in grave condition after the accident.
digest: My stomach will digest the meal I ate. I have to digest this information for my science test.
recall: I recall the time we had a slumber party. The dog food was recalled due to rat poison.
display: I will display the clothes in the window. The display of hand painted eggs was in the art gallery.
disguises: The children wore their disguises to the costume party. He disguises himself by wearing a mask.
lasso: The cowboy used his lasso when herding the cattle. Cowboys lasso the baby calves for branding.
quarters: A football game has 4 quarters. There are 4 quarters in a dollar. I cut the apple into quarters. The soldier's sleeping quarters were crowded.
bound: I am bound for California. The kidnapper bound the child with rope.
peddling: I am peddling my bike. The peddler was peddling his wares.
mission: It was the army's mission to capture the terrorists. The monk slept at the mission.
racket: There was a loud racket out in the hallway. I bought a new tennis racket.
court: The judge wanted order in his court. The team played basketball on the court. In the olden days, a man would court a woman.
diet: I need to go on a diet. I diet by eating fruits and veggies.
minor: Kids under 18 are considered minors. I had a minor accident.