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crabwise

[krab-wahyz] /ˈkræbˌwaɪz/
adverb
1.
sideways:
patrons edging crabwise along the crowded row of theater seats.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; crab + -wise
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  • Though clinging to a violent ideology, it has been groping crabwise towards an accommodation.
British Dictionary definitions for crabwise

crabwise

/ˈkræbˌwaɪz/
adjective, adverb
1.
(of motion) sideways; like a crab
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