Do you know you can describe the way you walk if you use a different verb in your sentence? For example, when you’re having a leisure time in a park, you walk slowly and enjoying your surroundings. You can say you stroll around the park. That means you walk in a leisurely manner, no rush at all. So, here are some verbs to describe the different ways of walking.
1. Amble: to walk slowly or leisurely (similar to stroll).
- Fred ambles along the path towards Beth’s house.
2. Limp: to walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
- : Why are you limping? : I sprained my ankle.
3. March: to walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others.
- The scouts marched towards their leader.
4. Pace: to walk or stride back and forth across; to walk (a number of steps) in measuring a space.
- Upon waiting for the test result, he paces the corridor nervously.
5. Saunter: to walk slowly in a casual way (similar to amble and stroll).
- She points at the girl who is sauntering across the hall.
6. Shamble: to walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady way.
- I can hear the sound of someone shambling outside my house.
7. Stalk: to walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait.
- My sister stalked off my room because I refused to share my chocolate with her.
8. Step: to walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction.
- Please do not step on that white line. The paint is still wet.
9. Stomp: to walk with forcible, heavy steps.
- The fierce instructor stomps into the room.
10. Stride: to walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.
- In this campus, people don’t walk; they stride everywhere.
11. Strut: to walk in a pompous manner.
- Ramona struts into her house with the butterflies she managed to catch, leaving Howie who got nothing at all.
12. Stumble: to miss one’s step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
- Exhausted from the soccer practice, he stumbles into his room and throws himself onto the bed.
13. Tiptoe: to walk or move quietly on one’s toes.
- The baby is now asleep, so Mom tiptoes out of the room to do another chore.
Definitions are taken from thefreedictionary.com
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