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To move somewhere quickly - thesaurus

Synonyms

fly

verb

to move or go very quickly

hasten

verb

literary to go somewhere in a hurry

speed

verb

to move quickly

dart

verb

to make a sudden quick movement somewhere

outpace

verb

to move faster than someone else

charge

verb

to move somewhere quickly and carelessly

be quick on your feet

to be able to walk or run fast

jump

verb

to move somewhere very suddenly

slip

verb

to go somewhere, especially quickly and quietly without people noticing you or stopping you

drift

verb

to be pushed along very slowly by the movement of air or water

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barge

verb

to move in a fast careless way, often hitting people or things

barrel

verb

informal to move very quickly in a deliberate or determined way

beetle off

to go somewhere quickly, especially when you do not wish to be seen

belt

verb

Britishinformal to move somewhere very quickly

bomb

verb

Britishinformal to move somewhere very quickly, especially in a vehicle

boogie

verb

Americanspoken to leave or move somewhere quickly

bounce

verb

to move quickly and with a lot of energy, as if you are very happy

bowl

verb

to travel, move, or progress very quickly and easily

bundle

verb

to go somewhere quickly with other people, or to make people do this

burst

verb

to go somewhere quickly and suddenly

bustle

verb

to do something or go somewhere quickly, usually because you are very busy

buzz

verb

to move around quickly and busily

careen

verb

mainly American to move forwards quickly and suddenly, going from side to side in an uncontrolled way

career

verb

to move forwards very quickly in an uncontrolled way

cut through

to move quickly and smoothly through something

dive

verb

to move very quickly in a particular direction or into a particular position, especially to avoid something

duck

verb

to move quickly into or behind something, especially to avoid being seen

duck

verb

to go quickly into a place for a specific purpose

explode

verb

to move very quickly

flash

verb

to pass very quickly

flick

verb

to move quickly and suddenly

flit

verb

to move quickly from one place to another without stopping long

gallop

verb

to move, pass, or develop very quickly

gather pace

to start to move more quickly

go like a bomb

to move very fast

go/run/drive etc like the clappers

to go/run/drive etc extremely fast

hammer

verb

informal to move or travel very fast

hare

verb

Britishinformal to go somewhere very quickly

hightail it (up/down/along etc)

informal to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way

hop

verb

to jump up or move somewhere quickly

hotfoot it to/over etc

to go somewhere fast and in a hurry

hurl

verb

to move your body with speed and force in a particular direction, or to be moved in this way

hurtle

verb

to move very quickly, especially in an uncontrolled way

hustle

verb

American to move in a quick effective way

leap

verb

to move somewhere suddenly and quickly

make a beeline for

to go towards someone or something in the quickest and most direct way

make good/excellent time

to make a journey in a shorter time than you expected

move

verb

informal to go or travel very fast

nip

verb

Britishinformal to go somewhere quickly and for only a short time

nip

verb

to run or move somewhere quickly

outstrip

verb

to go faster or do something better than someone else

plunge

verb

to move quickly in an uncontrolled way, or to make someone or something move in this way

pop

verb

informal to go somewhere quickly or for a short time

power

verb

mainly journalism to move very quickly, so that you defeat others

precipitate

verb

formal to fall or be thrown forwards quickly in a particular direction, or to make someone do this

race

verb

to move very quickly

race

verb

to work or move at a faster speed than usual

rocket

verb

informal to move somewhere very quickly

rush

verb

to move quickly towards someone or something, especially in order to attack them

sail

verb

to move quickly and easily

scorch

verb

Britishinformal to go or move very fast

scramble

verb

to move somewhere quickly and in a way that is not graceful

shoot

verb

to move very suddenly and quickly

skim

verb

to move quickly over the surface of something, or to make something do this

skip

verb

to move quickly from one place or thing to another

slew

verb

British to turn and move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction, or to make something move in this way

slide

verb

to move quickly without anyone noticing you

spring

verb

mainly literary to jump or move in a particular direction, quickly and with a lot of energy

sprint

verb

to run, swim etc at a very fast speed for a short period

steam

verb

if a person steams somewhere, they move quickly in a particular direction

streak

verb

to move very quickly

surge

verb

if a crowd of people surges, they all move forwards together very quickly

surge

verb

to move forwards as a large mass very quickly

sweep

verb

to move or spread quickly through an area

sweep

verb

to go somewhere quickly and confidently

sweep

verb

to move quickly and smoothly without stopping for anyone or anything

tear

verb

to move somewhere very quickly, especially in an excited or uncontrolled way

travel

verb

informal to move very fast

whip

verb

to move somewhere very fast

whisk

verb

to move quickly

whistle

verb

to move or to travel very quickly

whizz

verb

informal to move or to travel very quickly

whoosh

verb

informal to move very quickly somewhere, often making a sound like the wind when it blows

wing

verb

mainly literary to move or to travel quickly

wing your/its way

to go or to be sent quickly from one place to another

zap

verb

informal to send or move something very quickly, or move in this way

zing

verb

informal to move fast with a quiet high sound

zip

verb

informal to move very quickly, or to make something move very quickly

zoom

verb

to move with great speed and energy

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