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one-way British & World English

Moving or allowing movement in one direction only

go one's way British & World English

(Of events, circumstances, etc.) be favourable to one

feel one's way British & World English

Find one’s way by touch rather than sight

lose one's way British & World English

Become unable to find one’s way

come one's way British & World English

Happen or become available to one

get one's way British & World English

Get or do what one wants in spite of opposition

be on one's way British & World English

Have started one’s journey

go one's own way British & World English

Act independently or as one wishes, especially against contrary advice

out of one's way British & World English

Not on one’s intended route

have a way with one British & World English

Have a charming and persuasive manner

have one's way with British & World English

Have sexual intercourse with (someone) (typically implying that it is against their better judgement)

one way and another British & World English

Taking most aspects or considerations into account

in a way British & World English

To a certain extent (used to reduce the effect of a statement)

know one's way around British & World English

Be familiar with (an area, procedure, or subject)

go on one's merry way British & World English

Carry on with a course of action regardless of the consequences

go out of one's way British & World English

Make a special effort to do something

one way or the other British & World English

Used to indicate that something is the case for any of various unspecified reasons

claw one's way in claw British & World English

Make one’s way with difficulty by hauling oneself forward with one’s hands

find one's way in find British & World English

Reach one’s destination, typically without first knowing how to get there

pay its way British & World English

(Of an enterprise or person) earn enough to cover its or one’s costs

pick one's way in pick1 British & World English

Walk slowly and carefully, selecting the best places to put one’s feet

push British & World English

Move forward by using force to pass people or cause them to move aside

swag British & World English

Travel with one’s personal belongings in a bundle

in the way British & World English

Forming an obstacle or hindrance to movement or action

in someone/thing's way British & World English

If regarded from a particular standpoint appropriate to that person or thing

on the way British & World English

In the course of a journey

wing British & World English

Move, travel, or be sent quickly, as if flying

worm British & World English

Move with difficulty by crawling or wriggling

bluff1 British & World English

Try to deceive someone as to one’s abilities or intentions

elbow British & World English

Move by pushing past people with one’s elbows

fight one's way in fight British & World English

Move forward with difficulty, especially by pushing through a crowd

grope British & World English

Move along uncertainly by feeling objects as one goes

thread British & World English

Move carefully or skilfully in and out of obstacles

thrust British & World English

Move or advance forcibly

thumb British & World English

Request or obtain (a free ride in a passing vehicle) by signalling with one’s thumb

weave2 British & World English

Twist and turn from side to side while moving somewhere in order to avoid obstructions

work one's way through university British & World English

Obtain the money for educational fees or maintenance as a student by working

bludgeon one's way in bludgeon British & World English

Make one’s way by brute force

hold1 British & World English

Keep going in a particular direction

shoulder British & World English

Make progress by shouldering someone or something out of one’s way

squeeze British & World English

Manage to get into or through a narrow or restricted space

ticket to/out of in ticket British & World English

A method of getting into or out of (a specified state or situation)

way British & World English

Travel or motion along a particular route; the route along which someone or something would travel if unobstructed

on the way out British & World English

In the process of leaving

wheedle British & World English

Use endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something

see one's way clear to do something British & World English

Find that it is possible or convenient to do something (often used in polite requests)

worm one's way into in worm British & World English

Insinuate one’s way into

in a way in way British & World English

To a certain extent (used to reduce the effect of a statement)

there's more than one way to skin a cat British & World English

There’s more than one way of achieving one’s aim


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