51 Useful Words to Describe Motion

As a writer, I’m always searching for the perfect word to describe motion.  Typically, simple words like “walk” suffice, so some of these should be used sparingly.  Here they are, in approximate order from slowest to quickest:

  1. Crawl
  2. Plod
  3. Trudge
  4. Tiptoe
  5. Creep
  6. Edge
  7. Worm
  8. Stagger
  9. Waddle
  10. Traipse
  11. Amble
  12. Dawdle
  13. Mosey
  14. Saunter
  15. Promenade
  16. Slink
  17. Maunder
  18. Perambulate
  19. Stroll
  20. Walk
  21. Scuttle
  22. Strut
  23. Sashay
  24. Gad
  25. Prance
  26. Roll
  27. Skip
  28. Flounce
  29. Stomp
  30. Scoot
  31. Scramble
  32. Lope
  33. Hie
  34. Bound
  35. Run
  36. Hurry
  37. Scamper
  38. Spring
  39. Rush
  40. Gambol
  41. Skitter
  42. Dart
  43. Race
  44. Sprint
  45. Streak
  46. Gallop
  47. Dash
  48. Bolt
  49. Barrel
  50. Zoom
  51. Zip

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