the process of doing sth in order to make sth happen or to deal with a situation
a thing that sb does; sth done
exciting events; all the exciting or important events that happen in a particular situation or place
the events in a story, play, etc.
fighting in a battle a war
the effect that one substance or chemical has on another
take appropriate steps to make sure that sth is done or dealt with
"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
"his sphere of activity"
"he is out of action"
"he saw action in Korea"
"the action of natural forces"
"his novels always have a lot of action"
"a man of action"
"the piano had a very stiff action"
"recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"
"the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"
"the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
"the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"
"gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
"He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
"She actioned the company for discrimination"
"carry out a task"
"execute the decision of the people"
"He actioned the operation"
The corrosive action of copperas.
Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action.
出自： G. Santayana