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The mechanics of a movement
“The action of Tiger Woods' drive on the first hole was flawless.”
(mass noun) Something done so as to achieve an aim
“This issue will require immediate action to rectify.”
The effect or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
“People should be educated on the action of illicit drugs on the human body.”
Exciting or fast-paced activity
“There was plenty of action at the races, and we were there to experience all of it!”
(of a person) The quality of being energetic and ambitious
“He was a man of action who had no time for small talk.”
(mass noun) Armed combat
“Allied and Axis forces saw action at Point Du Hoc during World War II, primarily involving the use of shotguns loaded with incendiaries.”
Legal proceedings
“The former chief of staff launched action against his party in a dramatic escalation of factional infighting.”
(usually used in plural form "actions") Deeds done reflective of a person's character
“We feel that your actions were completely justified given the circumstances.”
Events represented in a story or play
“The novel's action starts slowly but ends in a dramatic crescendo.”
To act on, or put into action, a request
“I will action the instructions you have provided to me as soon as possible.”
(chiefly archaic) To initiate legal action
“Rose would action Harvey for what she deemed as unprofessional behavior.”
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