21 English Verbs connected to Movement

Here you will learn 21 English verbs connected to Movement.

Each of us has a different set of legs and arms and eyes, and we move different ways. So let’s have a look what verbs we can use in English to describe our movements.

I also have a separate post for 6 different words for Walking in English so make sure to read that one too. 

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21 English Movement Verbs

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21 English Verbs connected to Movement

bend down

to lean down, to move closer to the ground

ex. She dropped her pen, so she bent down to pick it up.

chase

to follow someone in order to catch them

ex. ‘Stop!’ she shouted as she chased the thief through the park.

climb

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.

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dash

to go somewhere in a great hurry

ex. He dashed across the street to catch a bus on the other side of the park.

hop

to jump a short distance

ex. Kangaroos don’t really run, they hop.

jump

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.

limp

to walk unevenly because of having a damaged leg or foot

ex. He was limping really badly after being kicked on the ankle.

march

to walk with a steady regular step

ex. The soldiers marched proudly through the streets.

pick up

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! Pick them up!

ride

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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English Verbs connected to Movement

slide

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.

stagger

to move or walk unsteadily as if you are about to fall

ex. The drunken men staggered home along the pavement.

stand

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.

leap

to jump a long distance

ex. He had to leap over the gap to reach the other side of the hill.

throw

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.

English Verbs connected to Movement

catch

opposite to throw. If someone throws something to you, you catch it

ex. Jim stood there ready to catch the ball.

lean

to move the top part of your body in a particular direction

ex. He leaned against the wall with his arms folded.

squat

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.

stretch

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.

grab

to take hold of something with your hand in an abrupt or rude way

ex. He grabbed my wrist and twisted it painfully.

punch

to hit hard with your fist

ex. He grabbed me violently and then he punched me in the chest.

More Information

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As always, excellent material and resources are available on BBC Learning English and LearnEnglish British Council.

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