Each of us has a different set of legs and arms and eyes, and we move different ways. Here you will learn English verbs connected to Movement.
I also have a separate post for 6 different words for Walking in English so make sure to read that one too.
English Movement Verbs
to lean down, to move closer to the ground
ex. She dropped her pen, so she bent down to pick it up.
to follow someone in order to catch them
ex. ‘Stop!’ she shouted as she chased the thief through the park.
to use your hands and knees to go up on something
ex. From an early age it had always been his ambition to climb Mount Everest.
to go somewhere in a great hurry
ex. He dashed across the street to catch a bus on the other side of the park.
to jump a short distance
ex. Kangaroos don’t really run, they hop.
to push yourself off a surface and up into the air using your legs
ex. He had to jump across the stream as there wasn’t a footbridge.
to walk unevenly because of having a damaged leg or foot
ex. He was limping really badly after being kicked on the ankle.
to walk with a steady regular step
ex. The soldiers marched proudly through the streets.
to lift something up, to collect and put things away in order to make a place look tidy and organised
ex. ‘Don’t leave your clothes on the floor!’, the mother said to her 15-year-old son. ‘Pick them up!’
to travel on something. For example, you can ride a horse or your bicycle
ex. Riding your racing bicycle in the mountains is an amazing experience.
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to move something in continuous contact with a surface
ex. There was ice on the pavement and the children were having fun sliding down it.
to move or walk unsteadily as if you are about to fall
ex. The drunken men staggered home along the pavement.
to be in an upright position
ex. There were no seats left in the room by the time we got there, so we had to stand at the back.
to jump a long distance
ex. He had to leap over the gap to reach the other side of the hill.
to use your hand and make something to go through the air
ex. The children kicked the ball into our neighbour’s garden and asked him to throw it back to them.
opposite to throw. If someone throws something to you, you catch it
ex. Jim stood there ready to catch the ball.
to move the top part of your body in a particular direction
ex. He leaned against the wall with his arms folded.
to move yourself closer to the ground with your legs bent under your body and keep your weight on your heels
ex. I have read that you have to squat to have great legs.
to straighten your arms and legs to their full length
ex. It’s important to stretch after your workout, it reduces muscle tension and increases relaxation.