[ krab-wahyz ]
/ ˈkræbˌwaɪz /
sideways: patrons edging crabwise along the crowded row of theater seats.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby crabwise
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Example sentences from the Web for crabwise
"Oh—well—gee—of course—" sighed Graff, as he went out, crabwise.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
Mr. Wayne stiffened and wheeled; Mr. Briggs sidled hastily toward the doorway, crabwise; the poet choked back the word, Phup!Iole|Robert W. Chambers
Instead, he sidled, crabwise, into the middle of the street.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
British Dictionary definitions for crabwise
/ (ˈkræbˌwaɪz) /
(of motion) sideways; like a crab
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