V way prep/adv

The 'crawl' group

These verbs are concerned with moving in a particular way, physically or metaphorically. This includes:
    particular modes of transport e.g. pedal, row, sail
    walking in a particular way e.g. flounce, hobble, march, shuffle
    moving in some other way e.g. swim, wing
This is a productive use: any verb which indicates how someone or something moves can be used with this pattern.
North of Port Douglas, we left the metalled roads behind us and bumped our way into the Daintree rain forest.
An injured woman caver was crawling her way to freedom last night after spending two days trapped inside a freezing mountain.
He dribbles his way into the penalty area and makes room for a shot, but the keeper is on his toes and palms the shot away from goal.
The brand new Dance degree is up-and-running and students have hot-footed their way onto the course with entry numbers expected to double this September.
Firstly he was unlucky not to win a penalty as he jinked his way into the box and was taken out by a defender.
A few small privately run buses meander their way down roads strewn with piles of rubbish.
Many Japanese people had to pedal their way about on bicycles.
Miriam stepped over the side, moving slowly as she splashed her way to the bank.
Dr Frankenstein's monster twitches his way towards a full waking life in the laboratory.
In northern Europe bats have never been the most popular of creatures - they're widely regarded as rather creepy and even sinister as they wing their way through the dusk air.
  • back
  • balance
  • bob
  • bounce
  • breeze
  • brush
  • bump
  • bustle
  • churn
  • clamber
  • climb
  • crawl
  • creep
  • cycle
  • dribble
  • flap
  • float
  • flounce
  • gallop
  • glide
  • helicopter
  • hike
  • hitch
  • hitchhike
  • hobble
  • hot-foot
  • jack-knife
  • jink
  • leap
  • limp
  • lurch
  • march
  • meander
  • mince
  • mooch around
  • nuzzle
  • paddle
  • paw
  • pedal
  • prance
  • row
  • run
  • sail
  • shuffle
  • skim
  • skip
  • sleepwalk
  • slide
  • slink
  • slither
  • slosh
  • slouch
  • sneak
  • speed
  • spiral
  • splash
  • squirm
  • stagger
  • straggle
  • strut
  • swagger
  • swim
  • tiptoe
  • trample
  • twirl
  • twitch
  • wade
  • walk
  • waltz
  • wander
  • wiggle
  • wind
  • wing
  • wobble
  • wriggle
  • zigzag
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