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Race / dash / tear

Going somewhere very quickly on foot or by a means of transport

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Pop / nip / whizz / dart / zip

Fast movement but are used mainly for going short distances

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Bolt

Fast movement over a short distance but it also has the added association of running away from something

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Career

Something is moving rapidly and is out of control

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Scamper / scurry / scuttle

Small rapid steps, often of lots of small animals together

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Accelerate

Emphasize the fact that speed is increasing (used only about transport)

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Speed up

Emphasize the fact that speed is increasing ( refer to movement on foot)

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Plunge / plummet

A downward movement as well as speed

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Soar / rocket

A fast upward movement

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Crawl / creep

Emphasize that the movement is slow

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Totter

A fairly slow in movement

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Sidle

To walk anxiously and nervously

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Dawdle

To move more slowly than is necessary or to waste time