Verbs are words that denote a physical action (eat, dance); or a non-physical action (think, consider); or a state of being (live, exist, appear).
Verbs are of two types:
Transitive verbs are verbs that express an action along with an object. The action passes over to the object. Since there is a transition (or a movement), it is called a Transitive Verb. The object in such cases may be a noun, pronoun or a noun clause or noun phrase.
1. The students play football.
2. Please bring me a glass of water.
3. I owe you a hundred rupees.
Intransitive verbs are verbs that express the action alone, without passing it on to the object. Since there is no transition (or movement), it is called Intransitive Verb.
1. The audience laughed.
2. Everyone clapped.
3. I slipped.
Some verbs can be used only intransitively - verbs denoting actions that cannot be done to anything - come, go, fall, die, sleep, lie, etc.
List of some words used transitively and intransitively: