Which words in English have the -en form (such as in "brighten the day", "hasten the steps" )? Rather than some explicit list, I am looking for the class of words in terms of its origin/etymology.
I guess it is a somewhat literary/archaic form to use, but I am still unsure whether my US English auto-correct is showing it wrong for certain verbs out of ignorance (by which I mean out of Americanisation of English) or simply because such forms do not exist for those particular verbs.
In particular, is ".. to cracken up a tin can." correct?