Words for Walking

stroll / saunter / mosey

To walk in a relaxed, leisurely way
  • She strolled along the beach at sunset.
Note: “Stroll” can be both a noun and a verb. So you can also say “We took a stroll through the park” or “Let’s go for a stroll.”


To walk with fast, long steps. “Stride” usually carries the idea of walking with energy and confidence
  • The speaker strode across the stage and took the microphone.


To walk back and forth, especially when nervous or bored
  • Barry paced the floor in the hospital waiting room, waiting for the doctor to bring news about his wife and the baby.


To go away from a group or from the correct path
  • While hiking in the mountains, they strayed off the trail and ended up getting lost for several hours.

stumble / trip

To miss a step when walking or running, and almost fall
  • My shoe got caught in a crack on the sidewalk, and I stumbled.
Note: “Trip” can describe the action of you falling, and in this case we can say “trip over” or “trip on” an object. “Trip” can also describe the action of the person or object that causes you to fall, and in this case we say “trip me,” trip him,” etc. For example:
  • tripped over the extension cord.
  • The other player tripped me as I was running after the ball.

stagger / totter

To walk unsteadily, looking like you’re going to fall down. “Stagger” has more of a sense of heaviness than “totter.”
  • The drunk man staggered across the bar.
  • The baby tottered and then fell down.


To travel or walk about with no fixed purpose or direction; wander. “Roam” often has a sense of being over long distances.
  • We roamed the streets of the city, looking for something interesting to do.


To walk heavily, tiredly, or loudly
  • I never go shopping with my wife – I can’t stand traipsing around the mall from store to store.


To walk at a consistent speed in rhythm with other people
  • The soldiers began marching at the general’s command.

strut / parade

To walk in a proud way, trying to show off and impress other people
  • She strutted around the office, showing everyone her expensive new handbag.


To walk sliding your feet along the ground.
  • I woke up at 4 A.M. and shuffled to the bathroom.


Popular posts from this blog

Use of in at on as Prepositioins of Time

Use of in at on as prepositions of places

Why Learn Spoken English

About Guruji Sunil Chaudhary

I am Guruji Sunil Chaudhary, an esteemed educator in the realm of English language instruction, with a distinguished tenure spanning since 2002. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of imparting knowledge to over 25,000 individuals, honing their linguistic skills to perfection. My professional journey has been adorned with collaborations with esteemed multinational corporations and Fortune 500 entities such as Mercer, Fidelity Investments, and IBM Daksh. Currently, I hold the esteemed position of a leading Digital Success Coach on a global scale, acclaimed as the preeminent Digital Coach in Bharat. As the visionary founder of JustBaazaar, TAMS Studies, and Career Building School, I am committed to pioneering educational initiatives that transcend boundaries. In the dynamic landscape of digital marketing, I stand as a beacon of guidance, recognized as the foremost Digital Marketing Coach in India. Driven by a fervent passion for democratizing education, I offer a plethora of complimentary courses, ensuring accessibility to invaluable knowledge resources. Having achieved substantial success in my endeavors, I have elected to make many of my courses freely accessible, underscoring my dedication to societal empowerment. Embracing a steadfast mission, I aspire to elevate Bharat to the esteemed status of the Digital Marketing Capital of the World. With this purpose ingrained in my endeavors, I strive to infuse authenticity and relevance into every article and blog I produce. Rest assured, I am fully aligned with your directives and prepared to imbue your content with the essence of credibility and authenticity. Should you require further refinement or additional information, do not hesitate to communicate your preferences. Warm regards, Guruji Sunil Chaudhary