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To move, or to move something, slowly

crawl

verb

if a person crawls somewhere, they move there very slowly or with difficulty

dawdle

verb

to go somewhere, or to do something, so slowly that people become annoyed with you

creep

verb

if someone creeps somewhere, they move there quietly and slowly

meander

verb

to move slowly without a particular direction or purpose in mind

drop back

to move more slowly than other people so that you are behind them

ease

verb

to move something somewhere slowly and carefully

drift

verb

to move somewhere slowly as though you do not know where you are going

fall behind

to move more slowly than other people so that you are behind them

trail

verb

to move slowly and in a tired or unhappy way, often so that you are a short distance behind other people

trundle

verb

to move slowly with regular heavy steps

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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