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crabwise

adverb crab·wise \-ˌwīz\

Definition of CRABWISE

1
:  sideways
2
:  in a sidling or cautiously indirect manner

Examples of CRABWISE

  1. <she inched crabwise out of the room, hoping no one would notice>

First Known Use of CRABWISE

1863

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