Pet a pet, drink a drink, etc...

Biaviian

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I am obsessed with words that can be used as a verb and a noun in such a way that the verb can act on the noun (and have it make sense).

Some examples are:

Pet a pet.
Play a play.
Drink a drink.
Switch a switch.
Watch a watch.
Dance a dance.
Screw a screw.
String a string.

Aaron
Light a light.

Cpt BMF
Dick a dick.
Pack a pack.
Ram a ram.
Stick a stick.
Jump a jump.
Horde a horde.
Run a run.
Tie a tie.
Stay a stay.
Smell a smell.
Cost a cost.
Post a post.
alter an alter
list a list.
cheat a cheat.
Dream a dream.
Wish a wish.
Lock a lock.


Memebag
Clone a clone.
Finger a finger.
Find a find.
Group a group.
Guard a guard.
Jerk a jerk.
Tongue a tongue.
Thread a thread.

Oren

Stalk a stalk.
F*ck a F*ck.

riskybzns
Fart a fart.

rickster53
Ride a ride

hyson
Pilot a pilot
Ship a ship
Mail mail
Check a check
Paper with paper
Cover a cover
Sink a sink
Rock a rock
Roll a roll
Tap a tap
Type type
Key a key
Swim a swim
Dog a dog
Pick a pick


HecticArt
fry a fry
smoke a smoke
stack a stack
button a button

Can you think of any more? I've always wanted to make a list but I never have. Is there a special name for words like these?
 
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Biaviian

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They are examples of homonyms but a homonym is also something like left. It is spelled the same but has a different meaning.
 

Biaviian

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That's toeing the line but I'll approve it.

Pack a pack.

I've been toying with Light a light. I'm not sure if it really qualifies.
 

Oren

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They are examples of homonyms but a homonym is also something like left. It is spelled the same but has a different meaning.
Yeah, but isn't that the same as in the examples you've given? Spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meaning?

I am pretty sure you have given examples of homonyms. (I hope I am not misunderstanding your reply).
 

Biaviian

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Yeah, but isn't that the same as in the examples you've given? Spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meaning?

I am pretty sure you have given examples of homonyms. (I hope I am not misunderstanding your reply).
I have yes but what the thread is about is a word that is both a verb and a noun. Also when the verb acts on the noun it actually makes sense. Every example I'm giving (as well as others) are homonyms but not every homonym makes sense for this specific type (I know there has to be a word that means what this thread is about) of word.

It doesn't make sense to say:

Left a left. - although it is a homonym.

Another example for the OP. Stick a stick.