Part of speech:
A sudden vigorous pull; a jerk.
A sudden, sharp twist or pull
A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period.
A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
To wind on a reel
Sway unsteadily, reel, or totter
To rove furtively or with predatory intent:
To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in:
To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
(Ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; ""” often with forth, or out.
Plunge is defined as to dive, thrust or go into something, usually with force or speed.
To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
To struggle awkwardly to move, as in deep mud or snow; plunge about in a stumbling manner
(Rare) To escape; get away
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
Bilk is defined as to swindle or get out of paying.
To move unsteadily; weave.
To move on or as on a seesaw
To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
To retreat is to withdraw or back away, especially from a dangerous or unpleasant situation or from a military engagement.
An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
To move by being pushed
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