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To move, or to move something, slowly - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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chug

verb

to make a series of low sounds or to move slowly making these sounds

crawl

verb

if a vehicle crawls, it moves forwards very slowly

creep

verb

if something such as fire, the sun, or fog creeps somewhere, it moves slowly

creep

verb

if a vehicle creeps somewhere, it moves very slowly

creep up on

to move towards someone quietly and slowly, especially because you want to surprise them

draw

verb

to move somewhere slowly or smoothly

ease

verb

to move somewhere slowly and carefully

edge

verb

to move somewhere slowly, carefully, and with small movements, or to make something do this

feel your way

to move slowly and carefully, touching things with your hands because you cannot see

float

verb

to be lighter than air, and to move slowly through it

inch

verb

to move somewhere very slowly and gradually, or to make something do this

labour

verb

to move very slowly and with difficulty

loiter

verb

to move slowly, often stopping to rest

nudge

verb

to make something move gradually or a little way in a particular direction

nudge

verb

to move gradually in a particular direction

pick your way somewhere

to move somewhere slowly and carefully when there are a lot of things in your way

pootle along

Britishinformal to move along slowly and in a relaxed way, especially in a car

process

verb

formal to move in a very slow formal way, especially in a procession

progress

verb

mainly literary to move forward slowly

run

verb

to move smoothly

schlep

verb

mainly Americaninformal to go somewhere very slowly

sidle

verb

to move slowly in a particular direction, usually because you are nervous or do not want to be noticed

slink

verb

to go somewhere slowly and quietly so that people will not notice you

straggle

verb

to move slowly, especially more slowly than other people

swan

verb

Britishinformal to go somewhere in a relaxed and careless way, without paying attention to your work or responsibilities

toil

verb

literary to move slowly using a lot of effort

work

verb

to move gradually from one position to another

work your way

if you work your way somewhere, you travel there slowly and with difficulty

worm (your way) into/through/past etc something

to move slowly and with difficulty in a crowded area

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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