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To go somewhere, or to move in a particular direction - thesaurus

Synonyms

head

verb

to go in a particular direction

go

verb

to continue from one place or time to another

progress

verb

to continue to develop or move forward

carry on

to continue going in the same direction

flow

verb

if a line of people or vehicles flows, it moves steadily without stopping

walk on

to continue walking in your intended direction

move

verb

to go to a different place

pass

verb

to move in a particular direction or to a particular place or position

press

verb

to move as a group by pushing together in a particular direction

forge ahead

to move forward in a strong steady way

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bear left/right

to take the road or path on the left/right as you are walking or driving

beat a path to someone’s door

to go to someone’s home or place of work in large numbers

budge

verb

to move, or to move something, especially something that is very heavy or is stuck

budge up

to move so that there is space for someone else

cascade

verb

to move on to others in order

climb

verb

to use your hands and feet to move up, over, down, or across something

climb

verb

to get into or out of something, especially by stepping to a higher or lower position

come out

if someone comes out, they travel to the country that you are in, for example in order to visit you

filter

verb

if people filter somewhere, they gradually go there

find your way

if you find your way somewhere, you manage to get to that place

follow

verb

to go where signs and directions tell you to go

follow

verb

to go along a road, river, etc. in the same direction as it does

follow

verb

to go along a path parallel to something

follow your nose

to go straight forward, without turning

forge

verb

to keep moving forward, with a lot of difficulty

get

verb

to move to or from a position or place

go

verb

to move in a particular way or while doing a particular thing

go

verb

to be sent

go

verb

to move in a particular way

go all round the houses

to go somewhere by a way that is very long and not direct

go on

to go to another place after going somewhere

go on

to go to a place before someone else who you are with

go out

to be sent by mail

grope

verb

to try to get to a place by feeling the way with your hands

jostle

verb

to push against someone because you are trying to move past them in a crowd

jump

verb

to move from one part of something to another part and miss something

keep

verb

used when giving directions, for telling someone to continue in a particular direction

keep going

to continue moving without stopping

keep to

to stay on a path, road, etc. when you are going somewhere

make a move

to change position, or to move in a particular way or direction

make headway

to move forward, especially when it is difficult

navigate

verb

to find and follow a path through a difficult place

nose

verb

if a vehicle noses forward, it moves forward slowly and carefully

nose

verb

to move into a position where you are slightly in front of someone

pick your way somewhere

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

pour

verb

to flow continuously and in large amounts

proceed

verb

formal to go in a particular direction

progress

verb

mainly literary to move forward slowly

puff

verb

to move while making a sound like someone breathing noisily

pulse

verb

to move with a strong regular movement

pump

verb

to move with an action like that of a pump

push forward

to move farther toward a place in a determined way, or in spite of opposition or difficulties

repair to

to move to a particular room or place

retrace

verb

to go along the same path or route that someone else has gone along previously

ripple

verb

to move like waves, or to make something move like waves

roll

verb

to move forward while turning over and over

run

verb

if a vehicle runs somewhere, it moves there because the driver is not controlling it properly

scoot over

informal if someone sitting down scoots over, they move to a different position, for example to make space for someone else to sit down

scrape

verb

if a sharp edge or point scrapes a surface, or if you scrape it across the surface, it moves across the surface

shoulder

verb

to get somewhere by pushing people with your shoulders

start

verb

to move in a particular direction

steam

verb

to move using steam power

stick to

to continue to follow a particular path, especially in order to avoid danger or to avoid getting lost

stir yourself

to make yourself move or do something

stream

verb

to move in large numbers in a continuous flow

struggle

verb

to try very hard to move something or to move yourself somewhere

struggle

verb

to manage with a lot of difficulty to move yourself somewhere

take

verb

to use a particular path or road

take your place

to go to a particular position so that you are ready to do something

venture

verb

to go somewhere unpleasant, dangerous, or exciting

zigzag

verb

to move forward in a line that makes very sharp angles, going suddenly from one direction to another

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