#EngVocab: Movement

Today admin wants to share some #EngVocabs related to movement. Are you ready?

  1. Tug. Meaning: to pull something quickly and usually with a lot of force.
    • Example.
      • “Tom tugged at his mother’s arm.”
  2. Roll. Meaning: to move somewhere by turning over and over or from side to side.
    •  Example.
      • “I rolled the wheel along the side of the road back to the car.”
  3. Stroke. Meaning: to move a hand, another part of the body or an object gently over something or someone.
    •  Example.
      • “Stroke the dog gently.”
  4. Slap. Meaning: to hit someone with the flat part of the hand or other flat object.
    •  Example.
      • “She slapped him across the face.”
  5. Clip. Meaning: to hit something or someone with a short sharp movement.
    •  Example.
      • “He clipped the edge of the kerb with his front tyre.”
  6. Squeeze. Meaning: to press or hold something firmly.
    •  Example.
      • “Once he had finished cleaning the floor, he squeezed the cloth out.”
  7. Twist. Meaning: to turn something, especially repeatedly, or to turn or wrap one thing around another.
    • Example:
      • “My Mother used to twist her hair up into a bun.”
  8. Spin. Meaning: to turn around and around, especially fast.
    •  Example:
      • “The roulette players silently watched the wheel spin around.”
  9. Shake. Meaning: to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, short movements.
    •  Example:
      • “She shook her hair loose from its ribbon.”

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U  on Friday, September 19, 2013





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