Roget category 2792. Words relating to space
› 2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction
diversion, digression, depart from, aberration — divergence etc. 291 — zigzag — detour etc. (circuit) 629 — divagation.
[Desultory motion] wandering etc. v. — vagrancy, evagation† — bypaths and crooked ways — byroad.
[Motion sideways, oblique motion] sidling etc. v. — knight's move at chess.
alter one's course,
bear off —
intervert† — deflect — divert, divert from its course — put on a new scent, shift, shunt, draw aside, crook, warp.
stray, straggle — sidle — diverge etc. 291 — tralineate† — digress, wander — wind, twist, meander — veer, tack — divagate — sidetrack — turn aside, turn a corner, turn away from — wheel, steer clear of — ramble, rove, drift — go astray, go adrift — yaw, dodge — step aside, ease off, make way for, shy.
fly off at a tangent — glance off — wheel about, face about — turn to the right about, face to the right about — waddle etc. (oscillate) 314 — go out of one's way etc. (perform a circuit) 629 — lose one's way.
wide of the mark —
to the right about —
all manner of ways —
obliquely, sideling, like the move of the knight on a chessboard.
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