Definition of crabwise in English:

crabwise

Syllabification: crab·wise
Pronunciation: /ˈkrabˌwīz
 
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adverb & adjective

  • (Of movement) sideways, typically in an awkward way: [as adverb]: supermarket carts that only go crabwise [as adjective]: crabwise steps
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    • Maybe some of them are trying to edge crabwise towards that end.
    • She has now learned to move, crabwise, the length of the sofa.
    • I manage to keep it in a straight line even though I swear I was going crabwise a while.

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