How do you move?

Everyone walks.  That’s boring.

But in the right circumstance, your character can:

  • amble
  • bumble
  • careen
  • clomp
  • clump
  • crawl
  • creep
  • dawdle
  • dodder
  • drag
  • flounce
  • hike
  • hoof
  • inch
  • jaunt
  • junket
  • lag
  • leg
  • limp
  • linger
  • loiter
  • lollop
  • lumber
  • lurch
  • march
  • mince
  • mosey
  • move
  • pace
  • pad
  • parade
  • paseo
  • perambulate
  • peregrinate
  • plod
  • poke
  • pound
  • prance
  • progress
  • promenade
  • prowl
  • pussyfoot
  • ramble
  • range
  • reel
  • sally
  • sashay
  • saunter
  • scuffle
  • scuttle
  • shamble
  • shlep
  • shuffle
  • skulk
  • slink
  • slog
  • slouch
  • sneak
  • spin
  • stagger
  • stalk
  • stamp
  • steal
  • step
  • stomp
  • stride
  • stroll
  • strut
  • stumble
  • stump
  • swagger
  • tack
  • tap
  • thread
  • tiptoe
  • toddle
  • tour
  • track
  • traipse
  • tramp
  • travel
  • traverse
  • tread
  • trek
  • trip
  • trot
  • trudge
  • turn
  • waddle
  • wade
  • wander

And there are even more ways for your character to run:

  • abscond
  • accelerate
  • arrow
  • barrel
  • beat a retreat
  • beat it
  • beeline
  • beetle
  • belt
  • blast
  • blaze
  • blow
  • bolt
  • bomb
  • bound
  • bowl
  • break
  • break away
  • breeze
  • bug out
  • bullet
  • bundle
  • bustle
  • buzz
  • cannonball
  • canter
  • careen
  • career
  • catch up
  • chase
  • clear out
  • clip
  • course
  • dart
  • dash
  • dig
  • double-time
  • drive
  • escape
  • flee
  • flit
  • fly
  • foot (it)
  • gallop
  • hare
  • hasten
  • hie
  • highball
  • hightail (it)
  • hoof (it)
  • hotfoot (it)
  • hump
  • hurl
  • hurry
  • hurtle
  • hustle
  • jet
  • jog
  • jump
  • lam
  • leap
  • leg (it)
  • light out
  • lope
  • make off
  • make tracks
  • motor
  • nip
  • outpace
  • outrun
  • outstrip
  • overtake
  • patter
  • peg
  • pelt
  • plunge
  • quicken
  • race
  • ram
  • retreat
  • rip
  • rocket
  • roll
  • rush
  • rustle
  • scamper
  • scarper
  • scat
  • scoot
  • scram
  • scud
  • scuffle
  • scurry
  • scuttle
  • shag
  • shin
  • shoot
  • skedaddle
  • skelp
  • skip
  • skirr
  • skitter
  • speed
  • spring
  • sprint
  • spurt
  • stampede
  • step
  • streak
  • surge
  • tear
  • thrust
  • travel
  • trip
  • trot
  • turn tail
  • vanish
  • whirl
  • whisk
  • whiz
  • zip
  • zoom

Know any good ones I missed?

 

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About Chris Weaver

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Posted on 07/06/2013, in Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. When i asked my Chris if he knew any other words for ‘walk’ he said ‘frying pan’. Sigh! Making fun of my Canadian accent again. Youve got a very comprehensive list there i must say.

    • That’s a good one! Give my compliments to Chris. By that you are implying they say ‘wok’ and ‘walk’ differently?

      • sorrry for the delayed reply – I don’t check gmail every day. Anyway, to reply to your question, oh yes… wok is ‘wawk’ and walk is more of a ‘wuhhk’… also ‘berry’ and ‘Barry’, Kerri and carry are two more… ‘bear-y’ and ‘care-y’ vs ‘Baa-ry’ and ‘caa-ry’!

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