повернись - повернитесь - повернуться

ложись - ложитесь - ложиться

оглянись - оглянитесь - оглянуться

успокойся - успокойтесь - успокоиться

уймись - уймитесь - ?

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It's "уняться". Well, usually the answer supposed to be somewhat wider, but in this particular case that's virtually all that can be said)

UPD: To make this answer slightly more informative, here's what worth to me mentioned. There's a bunch of verbs in Russian - понять, занять, нанять, унять etc. that have form with -йм: пойми, займи, найми, уйми.

Historically this is because нять is derived from Proto-Slavic jęti, which also reconstructed in form *jьmǫ.

Curious relevant fact: понять and поймать are actually related.

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    Oh yeah, a verb without a root. ))
    – Yellow Sky
    Oct 19, 2017 at 18:59
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    @YellowSky well, it depends on how deep we want to go - there was some kind of root )
    – shabunc
    Oct 19, 2017 at 21:31
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    There is a humorous short story about verb "вынуть": quotesbook.info/parables/writing/Koren
    – Joker_vD
    Oct 20, 2017 at 15:23
  • "понять and поймать are actually related." - thinking pattern which perhaps is reflected in English "to grasp". Funny how those languages are so different in some aspects and so close in others. PS. поиметь probably too
    – Arioch
    Oct 24, 2017 at 8:29
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    @Arioch yep, and you also can say in English "I didn't quite catch that" - and "catch" used as "understand" in this context.
    – shabunc
    Oct 24, 2017 at 8:36

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