Rush sideways, like an excited crab —Jerome K. Jerome
Scampering about like frenzied ants —Brian Burland
Scamper like mice —Dame Edith Sitwell
Scuttling around it like a mouse trying to find a hole —Cornell Woolrich
Settled themselves, like chickens getting ready to roost —Christopher Isherwood
She got up and, like a vacuum cleaner with insomnia, roamed the room —Tom Robbins
Shied abruptly like a startled horse —Jack London
Shuffled about [text of a book] like a melancholy sheep in a pen —Mavis Gallant
Shuffles … around like a deck of cards —Brian Burland
Slide like lizards —Anon
Sliding like a shadow among them —R. V. Cassill
The small procession moved … slow and spaced out like a funeral —Ivo Andric
(I have seen thy waters) stealing onward, like the stream of life —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Step back as though I’d stepped on a snake —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Steppin’ high like a rooster in deep mud —American colloquialism
Stirred like a rustle of leaves —Maurice Edelman
Edelman’s simile is used to draw an image of whispers stirring up around the actions of the hero of his novel, Disraeli Rising.
Stomped back to bed, trying to make my footsteps sound like angry exclamation marks —Dorothy Francis
Straggled on back … like tongue-dragging hounds —Thomas Zigal
Straightened up slowly, as if she were being raised —Marguerite Duras
Swept by like a spotlight —Donald McCaig
Tore through the black-and-gold town like a pair of scissors tearing through brocade —Katherine Mansfield
Tottering … like a Chinese girl with bound feet —Jayne Anne Phillips
Travels unsteadily, as fogs do —David Ignatow
Twisted himself out like an eel —Sholom Aleichem
Twitched her shoulders like a bird shaking off water —Laura Furman
Wander like Alice —Karl Shapiro
Weave like a dreamer —John Barth
[Group of children] whirling off like autumn leaves, just as gay in their bright colors, and just as elusive —Beverly Mitchell
Wiggled like ribbons —R. V. Cassill
Wiggle [a tooth] like a loose picket in a fence —William Goyen
movement - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
movement - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
return - the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
glide, coast, slide - the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
slippage - failing to hold or slipping out of place; "the knots allowed no slippage"
flow, stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
crawl - a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
movement - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Fighting French, Free French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
intermezzo - a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
sonata - a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
scherzo - a fast movement (usually in triple time)
movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
movement - an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
transplanting, transplantation, transplant - the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location; "the transplant did not flower until the second year"; "too frequent transplanting is not good for families"; "she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
(= development) the movement towards sth → la progression vers qch the movement towards democracy → la progression vers la démocratie There was a movement towards a revival of conscription BUTIl y a eu des tentatives pour rétablir le service militaire.
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