strut onto

Milad333

Senior Member
Armenian
What does the colored word mean?
across the lawn ?
or
toward the lawn?


"I was chewing on a hard crust of bread and drinking weak tea when I spotted two SS officers strut onto the lawn from a door leading into my wing of the asylum."(Traitor-V.S Alexander)
 
  • MedievalElf

    Senior Member
    British English
    Walking with deliberate, stiff strides, perhaps with an air of conceit, like a peacock or cockerel.
    A lawn is an gardener's pride. So you definitely step onto it from the path.
     

    Milad333

    Senior Member
    Armenian
    This is the rest of the text;

    "I spotted two SS officers strut onto the lawn from a door leading into my wing of the asylum. Four of these bellicose men eventually left the building, escorting Dr. Kalbrunner and Marion in the middle of their formation, the doctor wearing black pants and an open white shirt, Marion hobbling along as if her right leg had been injured."
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    They have moved so that they are on the grass surface that makes up the lawn. They have moved onto the lawn and are now on the lawn.
     
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