crabwise
adverb Date: 1863 1. sideways 2. in a sidling or cautiously indirect manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crabwise — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ (of movement) sideways, especially in an awkward way …   English terms dictionary

  • crabwise — [krab′wīz΄] adv. toward one side; sideways; laterally …   English World dictionary

  • crabwise — /krab wuyz /, adv. sideways: patrons edging crabwise along the crowded row of theater seats. [1900 05; CRAB + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • crabwise — crab|wise [ˈkræbwaız] adv also crab|ways [ weız] sideways ▪ I moved crabwise along the edge of the cliff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crabwise — also crabways adverb sideways, especially in a way that seems difficult: I moved crabwise along the edge of the cliff …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crabwise — 1. adjective In the manner of a crab; sideways. 2. adverb In the manner of a crab; sideways …   Wiktionary

  • crabwise — crab|wise [ kræb,waız ] adverb sideways …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crabwise — adj. sideways, slanting toward one side; in a carefully indirect manner adv. in a carefully indirect manner; sideways …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crabwise — adverb & adjective (of movement) sideways, especially in an awkward way …   English new terms dictionary

  • crabwise — UK [ˈkræbˌwaɪz] / US adverb sideways …   English dictionary

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