If you’re starting to panic at the thought of what building your vocabulary has to do with how you walk, calm down.
The word “walk,” is a verb and the dictionary defines the verb “to walk” as “to move at a regular and fairly slow pace by lifting one foot and setting it down in turn….”
OK, so you get the picture. The word “walk” is a general word for moving about using the feet. But there are also more specific words which are closely related to the word walk.
Stroll – to walk in a leisurely way.
Saunter – to walk in a slow, relaxed manner.
Trudge – to walk slowly and with heavy steps.
Stride – to walk with long, decisive steps in a specific direction.
March – to walk in a military manner with regular measured tread.
Totter – to move in a feeble and unsteady way.
Rush – to move with urgent haste.
Pace – to walk in a steady and consistent pace, especially back and forth as though suffering from anxiety.
Swagger – to walk in a confident or arrogant way.
Limp – to walk with difficulty- typically because of injury.
Stagger – to walk unsteadily – as if about to fall.
Plod – to walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps.
Strut – to walk with a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant gait.
Amble – to walk at slow, relaxed pace.
Toddle – (of a young child) to walk with short, uneasy steps while learning to walk.
Specific words paint a clearer, sharper and more colorful picture. Replace the general word walk above with more specific words from the list above.
- A young child walked across the lawn.
- Into the cabin walked a half-starved prospector.
- The injured rugby player walked to the bench.
- A few of us walked through the mud and slush.
- Angrily, the science teacher walked into the room.
- At 9:03, he walked into the school.
- Being early, we walked through the park.
- In company formation, the cadet walked down the street.
- The proud winner of the prize walked to the platform.
- Having nothing to do, he walked into the office.