sidle

To sidle is to walk, but in a way that's casual, quiet, and a little sneaky. If you want to surprise someone, sidle up to them and say, "Boo!"

There’s a TV show where a character’s coworker has a habit of walking so softly that he constantly startles her — she never notices him coming. So of course she buys wrestling shoes and tries to sidle back! Sidling is a type of walking that is super quiet. If you want to leave a party without people noticing, sidle out the door. Sidling is a good way to slip away.

Definitions of sidle
  1. verb
    move sideways
    synonyms: sashay
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. verb
    move unobtrusively or furtively
    “The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log”
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
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