idle, tick over
run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"
immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up
enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
impart, leave, give, pass on
transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"
implode, go off
burst inward; "The bottle imploded"
impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up
make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
inaugurate, kick off
incite, instigate, set off, stir up
provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
induce, bring on
cause to arise; "induce a crisis"
infiltrate, pass through
pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
inflate, blow up
fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
inflate, blow up, expand, amplify
exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
inflict, bring down, visit, impose
impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
inhibit, bottle up, suppress
control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
install, instal, put in, set up
set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
install, instal, set up, establish
place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject
to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks"
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
intervene, step in, interfere, interpose
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
introduce, bring out
bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
investigate, look into
investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
invite, ask for
increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
invite, ask in
ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"
invite, ask over, ask round
invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
invite, call for
request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
invite, pay for
have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant"
iron out, straighten out, put right
settle or put right; "we need to iron out our disagreements"
iron, iron out, press
press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
issue forth, come
come forth; "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard"
issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
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