In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.
This set of language tips explores the words and phrases we use to describe movement. This week’s tip looks at verbs that mean walk in a way that shows you are impatient or angry:
flounce to walk somewhere quickly, moving in an exaggerated way, when you want to show that you are angry or offended:
- She flounced into the living room and threw herself down into a chair.
storm to walk somewhere quickly because you are very angry or upset:
- Rob stormed out of the house, banging the door as he went.
- He stormed into the changing room and started yelling at the players.
stomp to walk with heavy steps making a lot of noise because you are angry:
- Kevin stomped into his office looking furious.
- I stomped off in a huff, muttering under my breath.
stalk to walk in a way that shows you feel angry and offended:
- He shook his head in disgust and stalked off.
Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to say ‘walk in a particular way‘.
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