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List of synonyms of walk



 
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List of synonyms of walk #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 19, 2006 16:26 pm   List of synonyms of walk
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #103 "Synonyms for walk", question 3

As Brian is having his summer vacation he is ......... about the village all day long.

(a) striding
(b) staggering
(c) walking
(d) sauntering

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #103 "Synonyms for walk", answer 3

As Brian is having his summer vacation he is sauntering about the village all day long.

Correct answer: (d) sauntering
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could you please give an explanation of all synonyms of walk
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Synonyms of walk #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 19, 2006 17:42 pm   Synonyms of walk
 

Dear Goran,
Here is a list of synonyms of walk but there are still many more.

stroll - to walk in leisure; to saunter; walk along lazily
saunter - to walk with an idle and carefree manner, walk at a leisurely pace, stroll
ramble - to wander for pleasure carelessly without any purpose, to move about aimlessly
wander - to move from place to place without a fixed route
range – to move this way and that way, to move about without definite purpose. It however stresses not so much the manner of movement as the extent of area covered: to range the seas, forests, hills, oceans, etc.
amble - to walk slowly or leisurely; stroll; mosey
mosey - to move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter; amble
meander - move aimlessly or idly without fixed direction, to walk at a leisurely pace
promenade - to go on a leisurely walk, especially in a public place as a social activity
perambulate - to walk through, to inspect an area on foot; to walk about, roam or stroll; to walk at a leisurely pace
roam - to go without fixed direction and without any particular destination, often for pleasure
stray - to abandon the proper course; to wander; to roam. It implies a state of danger or being lost.
pace - to walk back and forth moved by some strong, usually negative feeling
stride - to walk with long steps; make a long step across something
stalk - walk in a proud way; walk stiffly or haughtily
gad - to move about restlessly and with little purpose, especially over a wide area; to wander aimlessly in search of pleasure; to roam
blunder - to move clumsily, awkwardly or unsteadily
to pound - move heavily or clumsily, lumber
halt - to limp or hobble; to walk in a lame way
hitch - to walk in a lame way; to halt, to hobble; to limp
hobble - to walk or move along with difficulty, limp
limp - to walk in a lame way, unsteadily; to hobble; to hitch
lurch - to stagger; walk as if unable to control one’s movements
stagger - to move or stand unsteadily
careen - to lurch or swerve while in motion.
vacillate - to sway from one side to the other
totter - to sway as if about to fall; to move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall.

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