Definition of crabwise in English:

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crabwise

Pronunciation: /ˈkrabˌwīz/

adverb& adjective

(Of movement) sideways, typically in an awkward way: [as adverb]: supermarket carts that only go crabwise [as adjective]: crabwise steps
More example sentences
  • 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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