Grammar Patterns

a N

The 'sprint' group

These noun refer to physical movement, although the meaning may be physical or metaphorical. We include here standstill and stop, which indicate a lack of movement.
Traffic slowed to a crawl on roads out of cities and towards coastal resorts.
The slow march back to international respectability has turned into a gallop.
Deborah first got into the drag car last year when Robert invited her to go for a spin.
As I walked to my car a panic set in. I broke into a sprint, jumped in and locked the doors.
The railways came to a virtual standstill yesterday as train drivers staged the first of six 24-hour stoppages.
  • crawl
  • dash
  • gallop
  • run
  • spin
  • sprint
  • standstill
  • stop
  • trot
  • walk
  • wander
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