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    Nouns as Verbs

    What is the term that refers to a noun being used as a verb?
    i.e.
    Beer me! (meaning: Give me a beer.)

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    That's just an imperative, IMO.


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    Re: Nouns as Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy Deborah
    What is the term that refers to a noun being used as a verb?
    i.e.
    Beer me! (meaning: Give me a beer.)
    Noun used as verb = verbal noun.

    He headed the ball into the back of the net

    Verb used as noun = gerund.

    Eating out isn't that common these days.

    Iain

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    As dduck said, it's a verbal noun or, simply, a verbal.

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