Verbs that start with P
List of verbs.
Things you do. Action words!
A very similar word to pat is stroke, where you run your hand along something slowly as you are patting it.
A movement similar to a bird's peck is also called a peck, for example "she gave him a quick peck on the cheek".
You pluck something by pulling it off at the growing point. People commonly pluck out hairs from their eyebrows, pluck fruit from a tree or vine, or most commonly pluck the feathers from a bird like a chicken to prepare it for cooking. The chicken in the picture has been plucked everywhere except its wings.
You polish something to change it from rough and dull to smooth and shiny. You usually polish things with a soft cloth or brush and some polishing compound. If you are polishing something very large, you might use a mechanical device to polish with.
Polish is also anything relating to Poland, and the language spoken in Poland.