Grammar Patterns

V way prep/adv

The 'chug' group

These verbs, when used with way, are concerned with moving in a way that makes a particular noise.
The launch chugged its way through the brown water, past a solid wall of multicoloured trees.
I can hear the tram as it grinds its way out to the pier again.
  • buzz
  • chug
  • clang
  • clank
  • clunk
  • crackle
  • crunch
  • grind
  • growl
  • rattle
  • roar
  • rustle
  • scrape
  • scrunch
  • splutter
  • tap
  • thump
  • thunder
  • wheeze
  • whirr
  • whisper
  • whizz
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