(of a verb) expressing an action or process, as run or grow, and able to be used in either simple or progressive tenses: I run every day. I am running home now.
- Also dynamic.
- Compare stative.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonstative
denoting a verb describing an action rather than a state, as for example throw or thank as opposed to know or hate: Compare stative
a nonstative verb
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