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Thread: Creative verbs to describe walking

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    Creative verbs to describe walking

    I'm trying to come up with words, as the title says, that describes a child's walk.
    I looked in the thesaurus and didn't come up with much. So far "pad" is all I have and it wouldn't really make sense in my context.

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    toddle? amble? totter? feet moved with a tiny stride? Just some suggestions.
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    rustling, pit a pat, toddling,

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    gambol

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    mosey...tipey-toe.

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    I love Virginia's tiptoe.
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    My 4-year-old walks on his toes all the time, so tippy-toe works for me!

    I also like gambol.

    Dance, prance, hop, skip, dragged his/her feet, scuffed along, shuffle, trip -- my kids never just walk; they're always doing at least one of these, usually more.

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    does anyone think "patter" works, or is it too close to raining?

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    Also, I like gambol, but I worry about it being too obscure.

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    Remember your Dr Seuss. Or, pretend you are Pun. Remember you are Dr. Seuss. Make up a word. Make up a ton of words. Go and get 'em!

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    how about:

    meandered
    chugged
    trudged
    sloshed
    tramped
    traipsed
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    skedattled
    whooshed
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    There are so many, but I think choice would be determined by the circumstances.

    If the child is heading for the principal's office, it's going to be totally different than if he's headed for a first-place prize for the spelling bee, for instance.

    Maybe if you supplied the destination, more choices could be made available.

    Just a suggestion.

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    It's actually for a statement of purpose I'm writing. The sentence is, "I find it amazing how quickly these children can word their way into your heart, and their need for an adult’s guidance in the world becomes apparent.

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    My son shuffles and slomps (slide and stomp).

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    How about:

    "I find it amazing how quickly these children can become resident within your heart, and their need for an adult’s guidance in the world becomes apparent." ?
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