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Top 10 words with most OED entries? What do they have in common?

Posted on by Kieran McGovern

The surprising answer is 'set' with 464 meanings. Here's the top ten:
  1. set - 464 definitions
  2. run - 396
  3. go - 368
  4. take - 343
  5. stand -334
  6. get - 289
  7. turn - 288
  8. put - 268
  9. fall - 264
  10. strike - 250
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I would have guessed  1. get  2. go 3. take.

Notice something all have in common? And something all but one share.
They can all be used as verbs and only one ('turn') is regular.

Multiple meanings for common verbs make learning phrasal verbs difficult for English language learners.