In the book I'm reading there's this sentence:

The mother stood on the sidelines [of a soccer field] and watched her lanky son grapevine across the field with the other boys

I don't understand the meaning of grapevine here. It seems to be a verb... The boy is playing soccer or entering the field.


The grapevine is a dance step where you step sideways with your feet crossing alternately in front and behind each other. Used as a verb, it would mean to use a grapevine step, either while dancing or, as in your example, as an athletic warmup.

I found a video of someone demonstrating the grapevine as an athletic warmup.

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