locomote

DEFINITIONS OF: locomote

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v change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Synonyms:
go, move, travel
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Antonyms:
stay in place
be stationary
Types:
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circulate, go around, spread
become widely known and passed on
carry
cover a certain distance or advance beyond
ease
move gently or carefully
whish
move with a whishing sound
float
move lightly, as if suspended
swap
move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
seek
go to or towards
whine
move with a whining sound
fly
be dispersed or disseminated
ride
move like a floating object
come
cover a certain distance
ghost
move like a ghost
betake oneself
displace oneself; go from one location to another
overfly, pass over
fly over
travel
undergo transportation as in a vehicle
wend
direct one's course or way
do
travel or traverse (a distance)
raft
travel by raft in water
get about, get around
move around; move from place to place
repair, resort
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
cruise
travel at a moderate speed
journey, travel
travel upon or across
come, come up
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
round
wind around; move along a circular course
trundle
move heavily
push
move strenuously and with effort
travel purposefully
travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
swing
change direction with a swinging motion; turn
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
take the air, walk
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
meander, thread, wander, weave, wind
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
forge, spirt, spurt
move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
crawl, creep
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
scramble
to move hurriedly
slide, slither
to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
roll, wheel
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
glide
move smoothly and effortlessly
bounce, jounce
move up and down repeatedly
breeze
to proceed quickly and easily
be adrift, blow, drift, float
be in motion due to some air or water current
play
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
float, swim
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
swim
move as if gliding through water
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
move around, turn
pass to the other side of
circle
travel around something
slice into, slice through
move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
drift, err, stray
wander from a direct course or at random
run
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
step
shift or move by taking a step
drive, motor
travel or be transported in a vehicle
automobile
travel in an automobile
ski
move along on skis
fly, wing
travel through the air; be airborne
steam, steamer
travel by means of steam power
tram
travel by tram
taxi
travel slowly
ferry
travel by ferry
caravan
travel in a caravan
ride, sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
prance
spring forward on the hind legs
swim
travel through water
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward
ascend, go up
travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
fall
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
crank, zigzag
travel along a zigzag path
follow, travel along
travel along a certain course
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
pull back or move away or backward
retrograde
move in a direction contrary to the usual one
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
back
travel backward
pan
make a sweeping movement
follow
to travel behind, go after, come after
lead, precede
move ahead (of others) in time or space
follow, pursue
follow in or as if in pursuit
return
go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
derail, jump
run off or leave the rails
flock
move as a crowd or in a group
accompany
go or travel along with
billow
move with great difficulty
circulate
move around freely
circle, circulate
move in circles
angle
move or proceed at an angle
go across, go through, pass
go across or through
go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by
move past
hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
move very fast
speed
travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
zoom
move with a low humming noise
drive
move by being propelled by a force
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast
shack, trail
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
shuttle
travel back and forth between two points
hiss, whoosh
move with a whooshing sound
whisk
move quickly and nimbly
career
move headlong at high speed
circuit
make a circuit
lance
move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
go around, outflank
go around the flank of (an opposing army)
propagate
travel through the air
draw
move or go steadily or gradually
change, transfer
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
swash
make violent, noisy movements
pace
go at a pace
step, tread
put down or press the foot, place the foot
step
move with one's feet in a specific manner
hurtle
move with or as if with a rushing sound
retreat
move away, as for privacy
whistle
move with, or as with, a whistling sound
island hop
travel from one island to the next
plough, plow
move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
lurch
move slowly and unsteadily
sift
move as if through a sieve
fall
move in a specified direction
drag
move slowly and as if with great effort
run
move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
bang
move noisily
precess
move in a gyrating fashion
move around, travel
travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
ride
sit on and control a vehicle
snowshoe
travel on snowshoes
beetle
fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
resurrect, rise, uprise
return from the dead
break through, crack
pass through (a barrier)
emanate
proceed or issue forth, as from a source
accost, address, come up to
speak to someone
squeak by, squeak through
escape
prolapse
slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
thrash
move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation
fly
travel in an airplane
hop
travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
revisit
visit again
stooge
cruise in slow or routine flights
sail
traverse or travel on (a body of water)
ship
travel by ship
ride
ride over, along, or through
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
approach, come near
come near in time
transit
pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
tramp down, trample, tread down
walk on and flatten
skid, slew, slide, slip, slue
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
waft
be driven or carried along, as by the air
tide
be carried with the tide
maunder
wander aimlessly
constitutionalize
take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
gad, gallivant, jazz around
wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
snake
move along a winding path
forge
move ahead steadily
scend, surge
rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
formicate
crawl about like ants
coast
move effortlessly; by force of gravity
bowl
roll (a ball)
troll
cause to move round and round
skitter
glide easily along a surface
snake
move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
dart, fleet, flit, flutter
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
lollop
walk clumsily and with a bounce
tap
walk with a tapping sound
bumble, falter, stumble
walk unsteadily
drift
move in an unhurried fashion
fall back
move back and away from
buoy
float on the surface of water
spacewalk
move in space outside a space craft
foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it
walk
toe
walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
walk
accompany or escort
shlep, traipse
walk or tramp about
perambulate, walk about, walk around
walk with no particular goal
circumambulate, walk around
walk around something
circumnavigate, compass
travel around, either by plane or ship
ambulate
walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak
to go stealthily or furtively
cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse
travel across or pass over
infiltrate, pass through
pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
run
cover by running; run a certain distance
move through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit
make a passage or journey from one place to another
cut
pass directly and often in haste
wade
walk (through relatively shallow water)
cock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
sleepwalk, somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
slink
walk stealthily
gimp, hitch, hobble, limp
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
scuffle, shamble, shuffle
walk by dragging one's feet
saunter, stroll
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
amble, mosey
walk leisurely
prowl
move about in or as if in a predatory manner
skulk
move stealthily
coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
walk unsteadily
promenade
take a leisurely walk
march
walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
stride
walk with long steps
hike
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
abseil, rappel, rope down
lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
tip, tippytoe, tiptoe
walk on one's toes
stalk
walk stiffly
buzz
fly low
flounce
walk emphatically
careen, keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
walk as if unable to control one's movements
flounder, stagger
walk with great difficulty
stamp, stomp, stump
walk heavily
lumber, pound
move heavily or clumsily
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
consort, run
keep company
backpedal
step backwards, in boxing
pace
walk with slow or fast paces
trample, tread
tread or stomp heavily or roughly
slouch
walk slovenly
mince
walk daintily
clomp, clump
walk clumsily
cruise
drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
head
to go or travel towards
skate
move along on skates
wedel
ski, alternating directions
hot-dog
perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
schuss
ski downhill
slalom
race on skis around obstacles
water ski
ride water skis
rack
fly in high wind
flight
fly in a flock
fly on
continue flying
plane, skim
travel on the surface of water
soar
fly upwards or high in the sky
hover
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
go up
be erected, built, or constructed
rocket, skyrocket
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
surf, surfboard
ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
body-surf
ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
override
ride (a horse) too hard
ride herd
driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
outride
ride better, faster, or further than
dismount, get down, get off, light, unhorse
alight from (a horse)
ride horseback
ride on horseback
prance
cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter
ride at a cantering pace
canter
go at a canter, of horses
walk
walk at a pace
extend, gallop
cause to move at full gallop
rack, single-foot
go at a rack
gallop
go at galloping speed
school
swim in or form a large group of fish
break water, fin
show the fins above the water while swimming
fin
propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle
swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl
swim by doing the crawl
breaststroke
swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke
swim on one's back
skinny-dip
bathe in the nude
dive
swim under water
avalanche, roll down
gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply
bubble
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
uplift
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
chandelle
climb suddenly and steeply
steam
rise as vapor
ascend, come up, rise, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
go down, go under, set
disappear beyond the horizon
correct, decline, slump
go down in value
precipitate
fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
sink, subside
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
crash
fall or come down violently
flop
fall suddenly and abruptly
topple, tumble
fall down, as if collapsing
drop
to fall vertically
plop
drop with the sound of something falling into water
pitch
fall or plunge forward
alight, climb down
come down
go down, go under, settle, sink
go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
come up, rise, rise up, surface
come to the surface
uprise
ascend as a sound
heel
follow at the heels of a person
penetrate
make one's way deeper into or through
creep up, sneak up
advance stealthily or unnoticed
encroach, impinge, infringe
advance beyond the usual limit
plough on, press on, push on
continue moving forward
string, string along
move or come along
retreat, retrograde
move back
trace
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
roar
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
limp
proceed slowly or with difficulty
barge, push forward, thrust ahead
push one's way
march, process
march in a procession
back out
move out of a space backwards
back down, back off, back up
move backwards from a certain position
dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
tailgate
follow at a dangerously close distance
head, lead
travel in front of; go in advance of others
stalk
go through (an area) in search of prey
shadow
follow, usually without the person's knowledge
carry
pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
go after with the intent to catch
haunt, stalk
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
retrace, trace
to go back over again
backtrack, double back, turn back
retrace one's course
cut back, flash back
return in time
home
return home accurately from a long distance
go home, head home
return home
return
return to a previous position; in mathematics
boomerang
return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
crash
move violently as through a barrier
muscle
make one's way by force
overstep, transgress, trespass
pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
escort
accompany as an escort
escort, see
accompany or escort
tag along
go along with, often uninvited
orb, orbit, revolve
move in an orbit
troll
circulate, move around
loop
fly loops, perform a loop
loop
move in loops
overhaul, overtake, pass
travel past
negociate, negotiate
succeed in passing through, around, or over
lock
pass by means through a lock in a waterway
make, work
proceed along a path
cycle
pass through a cycle
blunder, fumble
make one's way clumsily or blindly
skirt
pass around or about; move along the border
run by
pass by while running
fly by
pass by while flying
fly by, whisk by, zip by
move by very quickly
approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards
close in, draw in
advance or converge on
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along
move along very quickly
pull
move into a certain direction
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
pounce, swoop
move down on as if in an attack
stream
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
drip
fall in drops
cascade, cascade down
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
edge, inch
advance slowly, as if by inches
rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down
move by degrees in one direction only
elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
pass by
circle around, circle round, revolve around
move around in a circular motion
step
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
step on, tread on
place or press the foot on
cocoon
retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
itinerate
travel from place to place, as for work
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
ascend
go along towards (a river's) source
snowboard
glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
bounce
come back after being refused
ride
be sustained or supported or borne
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