What does the word edging mean?

Usage examples for edging

  1. As the din of the falls grew less behind him and his power to think returned, King calculated that they must be following the main direction of the river bed, but edging away gradually to the right of it. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  2. Come on," he added, anxiously, for he could see some of his saloon friends edging near. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  3. " She's an ugly little thing," said the big girls among themselves as they went edging gently and imperceptibly away towards a knot of big boys, and then Abby Atkins's chance had come. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman