Ways of walking

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move on one's feet.
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We walked to town.
walk unevenly because one leg is hurt.
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That man is hurt, he's limping.
walk with difficulty.
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The old man hobbled along the street with the aid of his stick.
zataczać się
walk unsteadily as if about to fall.(dwa określenia)
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stagger, lurch
He was so drunk that he staggered all the way home.
potknąć się
to fall or move carelessly
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I stumbled as I was getting off of the train
chodzić na palcach
walk on the tips of one's toes.
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She tiptoed to the bed so as not to wake the baby.
przechadzać się
walk for pleasure (dwa określenia)
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stroll, saunter
They strolled around the park.
iść spokojnym krokiem
walk at a slow, leisurely pace.
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They ambled along for miles.
move without a fixed purpose or destination.(dwa określenia)
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wander, roam
They enjoy wandering through the countryside.
przechadzać się
walk for pleasure with no particular destination.
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He likes rambling around in the country.
kręcić się
wander, walk slowly without any purpose.
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mooch around/about
John mooched about the shops.
włuczyć się
walk in a slow, relaxed way instead of taking the most direct way possible. (Rivers also do that).
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As I was sitting in the park, I watched as couples seemed to meander around happily.
chodzić zamaszystym krokiem
walk with long steps.
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She strode across the fields.
dumnie kroczyć
walk in a proud way, with the chest out and trying to look important. (dwa określenia)
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strut, swagger
He strutted past us, ignoring our greeting.
iść sztywnym krokiem / skradać się
walk in a proud or angry way, with long steps.
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The teacher turned and stalked out of the classroom
chodzić dumnie
walk in a confident way, moving the body from side to side, especially so that people look at you.
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The models sashayed down the aisle showing their clothes.
mozolny chód
walk slowly and with effort because one is tired.
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We were very tired after trudging through the deep snow for two hours.
szurać (nogami)
walk very slowly and noisily, without lifting one's feet off the ground.
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His legs were aching so much that he shuffled to bed.
tupać, stąpać (ciężko)
walk heavily and stiffly.
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They stumped up the hill.
posuwać się z trudem
walk with heavy steps or with difficulty.
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Labourers plodded home through the muddy fields.
walk with regular steps.
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He paced up and down the platform, waiting for the train.
walk with regular steps of equal length.
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Demonstrators marched through the streets of the city.
demonstrować (w pochodzie)
walk or march together to celebrate or protest.
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Demonstrators paraded through the streets of the city.
raczkować (o dziecku)
move slowly with the body close to the ground or on hands and knees.
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A baby crawls before he can walk.
chodzić niepewnie (o dziecku)
walk with short unsteady steps.
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Her two-year-old son toddled into the room.
przesuwać (w kierunku czegoś)
move gradually with small movements.
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Paul decided to edge away from the crowd.
skradać się
move slowly and quietly with the body close to the ground.
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The cat crept silently towards the bird.
zakradać się
go quietly and secretly in order to avoid being seen or heard.
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The boy sneaked in without paying.
cicho chodzić
walk softly and quietly.
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The child padded barefoot down the stairs.
skradać się
walk slowly and quietly because you are involved in a criminal activity or because you are looking for something.
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Street gangs usually prowl this alley.
ślizgać się
move smoothly over a surface.
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I was sliding on the ice.
poślizgnąć się
slide accidentally.
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She slipped on the ice and broke her leg.
rzucić się
move quickly and suddenly, rush.
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I must dash or I' ll miss the train.
rzucić się
move quickly and suddenly in the specified direction.
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She darted away when I came in.
run quickly and playfully.
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The children were scampering up the steps.
biegać sprintem
run very quickly for a short distance.
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The kids sprinted down the stairs.
uprawiać jogging
run slowly and steadily, as a way of exercising.
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She goes jogging everyday.
porknąć się o coś
catch one's foot on something and stumble or fall.
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trip over/on
He tripped over/on the step and fell.
move quickly with short steps, because you are afraid or do not want to be noticed.
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The mouse scuttled off when we entered the room.
move quickly with short steps, because you are in a hurry.
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He was late so he had to scurry off to work.
move forward with quick steps and jumps.
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The child skipped with joy towards his father.
sadzić sus
run with long steps.
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The man loped off after the ball.
ciężko biec
run with long awkward steps.
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The dog came lolloping down the path.
run or move quickly in a dangerous or careless way.
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When the storm started, they tore back into the house.
hurry, move quickly because you need to get somewhere soon.
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She was late so she decided to rush off down the hall.
move by jumping on one foot.
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The man hopped down the road after hurting his foot.
iść skocznym krokiem
walk with short quick steps, usually as young girls do.
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The little girl tripped happily up the road.
rzucać się
make a sudden movement towards somebody or something.
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The boxer lunged forward and grabbed his opponent by the arm.
wspinać się
climb up or down, or over something quickly and with difficulty.
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They had to scramble up to the top of the hill to see the view.
take a long walk in the mountains or countryside, as an adventure.
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The group hiked up to the top of the hill.
długo wędrować
hike; make a long, difficult journey on foot.
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For ten days she trekked across the mountains of China.
brodzić w wodzie
walk for pleasure without shoes or socks in water that is not very deep.
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paddle (GB), wade (US)
The children were paddling in the lake.
chodzić kiwając się
walk with short steps, moving the body from one side to another, used especially to talk about birds or people with fat bodies.
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The fat man waddled off to the restaurant for lunch.
dumnie kroczyć
walk with high steps or large movements, in a confident way.
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She pranced around her room, pretending to be an actress.
zmusić kogoś do pójścia gdzieś
force somebody to walk by holding his arms tightly by his side, usually because of bad behaviour.
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The prefect frogmarched the boy to the detention room.

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