Definition of locomote in English:

locomote

Line breaks: loco|mote
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəməʊt
 
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verb

[no object] technical or • humorous
  • Move from one place to another: an amphibious fish that has the ability to locomote on land forget the car and locomote by other means
    More example sentences
    • Many animals that locomote by legs possess adhesive pads.
    • Attempts to locomote above some maximum speed often results in postural failure of the animal.
    • The more stable design of fast swimming cetaceans may limit these animals to locomoting and foraging in pelagic habitats.

Origin

mid 19th century: back-formation from locomotion.

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