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body movements: English glossary

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push your body
up and away from the ground
using your feet and legs
jump
jump on one foot
hop
suddenly move somewhere
leap leapt leapt
move forward,
jumping quickly
from one foot to the other
skip
lose your balance
or fall
because your foot
hits against something
when you are moving
trip
go up something
climb
go down suddenly
and hit the ground
fall fell fallen
fall
or let something fall
drop
top something
that is moving through the air
by getting it in your hands
catch caught caught
touch something or someone
quickly and with force,
usually hurting
or damaging something
hit hit hit
bend your legs
and put one knee
or both knees
on the floor
kneel knelt knelt
hit or move something
or someone
with your foot
kick
make something turn
around and around quickly
spin spun spun
jump up and down
many times
on a soft surface
bounce
move smoothly
over a surface
slide slid slid
slide by accident
and fall or almost fall
slip
make something
move through the air
by pushing it out of your hand
throw threw thrown
throw something
somewhere
carelessly
toss
hold something or someone
with your hands
or on your back
and take them or it
somewhere
carry
take someone or something
with you
when you go somewhere
bring brought brought
lift something
to a higher position
raise
put something or someone
in a higher position
lift
bend something
so that one part of it
lies flat on top of another part
fold
move your body
or part of your body
so that it is not straight
bend bent bent
move someone or something
by pressing them
with your hands or body
push
take hold of something
and move it towards you
pull
move on your feet
at a faster speed than walking
run ran run
move forward by putting
one foot in front of the other
and then repeating the action
walk
run slowly for exercise
jog
walk somewhere
in a slow and relaxed way
stroll
walk with difficulty
because one of your legs
or feet is hurt
limp
walk with ​intentionally ​heavy ​steps, ​
especially as a way of ​showing
that you are ​annoyed
stomp
walk by ​pulling ​your ​feet
​slowly along the ​ground ​
rather than ​lifting them
shuffle
walk quietly on your toes
tiptoe
move on your hands and knees
crawl
move smoothly
backwards and forwards
swing swung swung
move your body
close to the ground
by bending your knees
crouch
lift something or someone
by using your hands
pick up
be in a position
with the weight of your body
on your bottom
and the top part of your body up,
for example, on a chair
sit sat sat
be in a vertical position
on your feet
stand stood stood
put your body flat
on something,
or to be in this position
lie lay lain
sit or stand
with part of your body
against something
lean against
run after someone
or something
in order to catch them or it
chase
move behind
someone or something
and go where they go
follow
become longer or wider,
or to pull something
so that it becomes longer or wider
stretch