verb (used without object), lo·co·mot·ed, lo·co·mot·ing.
to move about, especially under one's own power.
Origin of locomote
First recorded in 1825–35; back formation from locomotion
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Related Words for locomotepropel, migrate, walk, jump, go, carry, ship, transport, blow, proceed, transfer, travel, cross, relocate, run, drift, progress, change, fly, advance
Examples from the Web for locomote
Historical Examples of locomote
In a few days I learned to locomote very well on one leg and my crutches.Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French
Samuel Gibbs French
Trees were bending before the wind and he found the only way to locomote was to crawl.The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp
1831, back-formation from locomotion.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper