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Unit 8 - Movement


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accelerate
(v) to happen or make something happen at a faster rate
approach
1. (v) to move closer to someone or something 2. (v) to speak to someone about something for the first time, especially in order to ask for help or make an offer 3. (n) a particular way of thinking about or dealing with something 4. (n) the fact of coming closer in time or in distance
ascend
(v) to climb a mountain, stairs, etc
bounce
1. (v) if a ball or other object bounces, or if you bounce it, it hits a surgace then immediately moves away from it 2. (n) the movement of a ball or other object when it hits a surface and moves away again
clamber
(v) to climb something with difficulty, using your hands and feet
clench
(v) if you clench a part of your body such as your hand or your mouth, o if it clenches, you close it tightly, especially because you are angry or upset
clutch
(v) to hold someone or something firmly, for example becase are afraid or in pain, or do not want to lose them
crawl
(v) to move along the groun on your hands and knees or with you body close to the ground
creep
(v) if someone creeps somewhere, they move there quietly and slowly
dash
(v) to run or go somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry
descend
(v) to go down a mountain or slope, or to go downstairs
drift
1. (v) to be pushed along very slowly by the movment of air or water 2. (n) a slow and gradual change from one situation or opinion to another 3. (n) the meaning that someone is trying to express
emigrate
(v) to leave your country in order to live in another country, on a permanent basis
float
(v) to rest or move slowly on the surface of a liquid and not sink
flow
1. (v) if a liquid flows, it moves smoothly and continuously in one direction 2. (n) the continuous moevement of a liquid in one direction
fumble
(v) to try to hold, move or find something using your hands in a way that is not skilful or graceful
gesture
1. (v) to make a movement with your hands or head n order to show or tell someone something 2. (n) a movement that communicates a feeling or instruction
glide
(v) to move in a smooth and easy way with no noise
grab
(v) to take hold of something in a rough or rude way
grasp
(v) to take and hold something or someone very tightly
hop
1. (v) to move forward by jumping on one foot 2. (n) a quick jump on one foot
immigrant
(n) someone who comes to live in a country from another country
jog
1. (v) to run at a slow steady spped, usually for exercise or pleasure 2. (n) a run for exercise or pleasure at a slow steady speed
leap
1. (v) to jump over something 2. (n) a jump, especially a long or high one
march
1. (v) if soldiers march, they walk in a group with each person matching the speed and movements of the others 2. (n) a walk by a group of soldiers in which each person matches the speed and movements of the others
migrate
(v) if a bird or animal migrates, it travels to another part of the world for warmer weather at a particular time of the year
point
(v) to show something by holding out your finger or a long thin object
punch
(v) to hit someone or something with your fist, usually as hard as you can
refugee
(n) someone who leaves their country, especially during a war or other threatening event
roam
(v) to move or travel with no particular purpose
roll
(v) to move forward while turning over and over
rotate
(v) to move in a circle around a fixed central point, or to move something in this way
route
(n) the roads or paths that you use when you go from one place to another
sink
(v) to disappear below the surface of the water
skid
1. (v) to slide across the ground in an uncontrolled way 2. (n) a sudden uncontrolled slide across the groun, especially by a vehicle
skip
(v) to move forwards by jumping first on one foot and then the other
slide
1. (v) to move smoothly and quickly across a surface 2. (n) a structure that children play on by climbing up steps and sliding down a slope on the other side
slip
(v) if you slep, your feet slide accidentally and you lose your balance or fall over
step
1. (v) to move by putting one foot down in front of the other 2. (n) a short movement made by putting one foot in front of the other 3. (n) one of a series of actions you do in order to achieve a particular aim
stride
1. (v) to walk with energy and confidence 2. (n) a long confident step
trip
(v) to hit your foot on something and fall down
velocity
(n) the speed that something moves at in one direction
wander
(v) to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose
wave
1. (v) to move your hand to say hello or goodbye or as a signal 2. (n) a movement of your hand used for saying hello or goodbye to someone or for giving a signal
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