#EngVocab: Different ways to walk

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).

Example: 

  • Fred ambles along the path towards Beth’s house.

2. Limp: to walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg. 

Example:

  • 👩: Why are you limping👧: I sprained my ankle.

3. March: to walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others.

Example:

  • 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.

Example:

  • 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).

Example:

  • She points at the girl who is sauntering across the hall.

6. Shamble: to walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady way.

Example:

  • I can hear the sound of someone shambling outside my house.

7. Stalk: to walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait.

Example:

  • 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.

Example:

  • Please do not step on that white line. The paint is still wet.

9. Stomp: to walk with forcible, heavy steps.

Example:

  • The fierce instructor stomps into the room.

10. Stride: to walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.

Example:

  • In this campus, people don’t walk; they stride everywhere.

11. Strut: to walk in a pompous manner.

Example:

  • 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.

Example:

  • 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.

Example:

  • The baby is now asleep, so Mom tiptoes out of the room to do another chore.

Definitions are taken from thefreedictionary.com

 

Compiled and written by @Fafafin for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, December 8, 2016


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