Smart Words of the English Language

These english synonyms and antonyms for all kind of movements has been arranged by categories. For each word (go, exit, trot, run, hurry, rush, walk, roam, dawdle, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Go

go Meaning of these synonyms: To move along a particular course / To move or travel; proceed
Example sentence: Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

climb coast crawl creep
cross cruise depart disappear drive
exit fade fly glide head for
hobble hump impel journey jump
leap leave limp mosey paddle
plod prance proceed recede ride
sail scramble scoot ship skedaddle
skim slouch transport travel trip
trot waft

Synonyms for Run

run Meaning of these synonyms: To move or cause to move with speed
Example sentence: I saw the thief run down the road and I tackled him onto the street.

accelerate bustle dash elope
escape flee flicker flit flitter
flutter gallop hasten hover hurry
race run rush scamper scurry
soar speed sprint urge

Synonyms for Walk

walk Meaning of these synonyms: To move or cause to move with relatively low speed
Example sentence: The pirates ask Pete to walk the plank; he took one look at their swords and acquiesced.

amble dawdle gad gait
gallivant go forward head for hike jaunt
jog lope march meander pace
perambulate pad promenade prance ramble
range roam rove saunter shimmy
stray stride strike for home stroll strut
swank swagger tiptoe toddle tour
traipse trek trudge waddle wander

Synonyms for Stumble

stumble Meaning of these synonyms: To miss one's step in walking or running / To move forward in an unsteady, faltering manner
Example sentence: "AFTER the binge of the holidays, many stumble into January with a hangover, some fragile resolutions and a desire to shed a few kilo." (The Economist)

blunder bumble flounder lumber
lurch pitch shamble shuffle




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