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(Idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally.
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
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  1. To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
  2. To walk in an idle, leisurely manner; saunter
  3. To go for a leisurely walk:
To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
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  1. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
  2. To go on a leisurely walk.
  3. To walk.
To be directed over or around (an area):
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  1. To be directed over or around (an area):
  2. To travel from place to place, esp. with no special plan or purpose; go aimlessly; wander
  3. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
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  1. To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
  2. To proceed in an irregular course; meander:
  3. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
To become heaped with drifting snow, sand, etc.
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  1. To become heaped with drifting snow, sand, etc.
  2. (Western US) To drive (livestock) slowly or far afield, especially for grazing.
  3. To move easily or gradually away from a set position
To act contrary to moral or proper behavior, especially in being sexually unfaithful:
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  1. To act contrary to moral or proper behavior, especially in being sexually unfaithful:
  2. To move away from a group, deviate from a course, or escape from established limits:
  3. To become diverted, as from a subject or train of thought:
To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
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  1. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
  2. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
  3. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
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  1. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
  2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
  3. To follow a winding and turning course:
To talk on and on foolishly
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  1. To talk on and on foolishly
To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way:
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  1. To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way:
  2. To talk rapidly, incessantly, and on trivial subjects; jabber.
  3. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds:
To talk foolishly or too much; blab
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  1. To talk foolishly or too much; blab
  2. To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration.
  3. To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds:
To turn aside, especially to depart temporarily from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray.
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  1. To turn aside, especially to depart temporarily from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray.
To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander.
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  1. To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander.
  2. To move or act in a dreamy, vague, aimless way
  3. To speak in a disorganized or desultory manner; to babble or prattle.
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(Archaic) To roam or wander freely
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  1. (Archaic) To roam or wander freely
  2. To speak or write in great detail; elaborate or enlarge (on or upon)
  3. To speak or write at length:
(Zool.) To thrust out; extend
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  1. (Zool.) To thrust out; extend
  2. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
  3. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
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  1. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  2. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  3. To become larger; grow or swell.
To sing
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  1. To sing
  2. To sing or play a descant to the main melody
  3. To talk or write at length; comment expansively; discourse (on or upon)
To speak or write in a dull, tiresome style.
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  1. To speak or write in a dull, tiresome style.
  2. To speak, write, or express (one's thoughts, etc.) in prose or in a prosaic way
  3. To write prose.
To continue to think or talk about (something or someone).
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  1. To continue to think or talk about (something or someone).
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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  1. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
  2. To speak or write in detail (on or upon a subject)
  3. To become wider or larger; expand.
To produce amplification of:
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  1. To produce amplification of:
  2. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
  3. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
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  1. To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
  2. To drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
  3. To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
To engage in or spread gossip:
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  1. To engage in or spread gossip:
  2. To be a gossip or engage in gossip
To allow to flow from the mouth.
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  1. To allow to flow from the mouth.
  2. To say in a silly or stupid manner
  3. To speak in a silly or stupid manner
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To move in a curved path, as a ball given a spinning motion
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  1. To move in a curved path, as a ball given a spinning motion
  2. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  3. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
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  1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
  2. To twist and turn
  3. To go in a winding course; twist about:
To turn aside or astray (from a path, course, etc.); lose one's way
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  1. To turn aside or astray (from a path, course, etc.); lose one's way
  2. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
  3. To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
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  1. To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought:
  2. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
  3. To move about without purpose or plan; wander.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to diverge into two or more separate paths.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to diverge into two or more separate paths.
To go up by using the feet and, often, the hands
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  1. To go up by using the feet and, often, the hands
  2. To move upward, especially by using the hands and feet:
  3. To grow in an upward direction, as some plants do, often by means of twining stems or tendrils.
To cause to become widely seen or known; scatter or disseminate:
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  1. To cause to become widely seen or known; scatter or disseminate:
  2. To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
  3. To be extended or enlarged:
To raise, carry, pitch, or pierce with a fork.
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  1. To raise, carry, pitch, or pierce with a fork.
  2. To use a fork, as in working.
  3. To give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example).
To leave, arrive, or occur at irregular intervals
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  1. To leave, arrive, or occur at irregular intervals
  2. To move or proceed slowly or in a scattered or irregular group:
  3. To extend or be spread out:
To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
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  1. To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
  2. To become diverted, as from a subject or train of thought:
  3. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
To open or straighten (something) out; unbend:
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  1. To open or straighten (something) out; unbend:
  2. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  3. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
To allow to grow
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  1. To allow to grow
  2. To cause to grow; raise:
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To climb with some difficulty, or in a haphazard fashion.
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  1. To climb with some difficulty, or in a haphazard fashion.
  2. To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble.
  3. To climb with effort or clumsily, esp. by using the hands as well as the feet
To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
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  1. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
  2. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
  3. To extend, grow, or droop loosely over a surface:
(Western US) To drive (livestock) slowly or far afield, especially for grazing.
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  1. (Western US) To drive (livestock) slowly or far afield, especially for grazing.
  2. To cover with drifts
  3. (West) To range far afield in a drove, as in seeking pasture or escaping a storm
To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
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  1. To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
  2. To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
  3. To move about restlessly or with little purpose, especially in search of pleasure or amusement.
To play around amorously; flirt.
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  1. To play around amorously; flirt.
  2. To go about in search of amusement or excitement
  3. (Intransitive) To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
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  1. A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
  2. To follow a winding and turning course:
  3. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
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  1. To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
  2. To travel through or over; traverse.
  3. To follow (a route, etc.); travel, esp. walk, along, over, or through
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. To put out (cattle, etc.) to graze on a range
  3. To wander freely; roam:
To move or pass over the body:
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  1. To move or pass over the body:
  2. To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
  3. To wander over or through:
To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
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  1. To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
  2. To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner:
  3. (Intransitive) To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
To wander from a given place, limited area, direct course, etc., esp. aimlessly; roam; rove
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  1. To wander from a given place, limited area, direct course, etc., esp. aimlessly; roam; rove
  2. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
  3. To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
(Intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
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  1. (Intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
  2. To walk or tramp over or about:
  3. To walk or tramp about; gad:
To be directed without an object or in various directions:
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  1. To be directed without an object or in various directions:
  2. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
  3. To wander across or through:
To move along at an easy gait by using both legs on one side alternately with both on the other. Used of a horse.
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  1. To move along at an easy gait by using both legs on one side alternately with both on the other. Used of a horse.
  2. To go easily and unhurriedly; walk in a leisurely manner
  3. To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
To follow a winding and turning course:
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  1. To follow a winding and turning course:
  2. A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
  3. To wander aimlessly or idly; ramble
To inspect (an area) on foot.
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  1. To inspect (an area) on foot.
  2. To walk around so as to officially inspect and maintain the boundary of (a forest, estate, etc.)
  3. To walk about; roam or stroll.
To go on a leisurely walk.
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  1. To go on a leisurely walk.
  2. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
  3. To walk.
To walk about idly; stroll
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  1. To walk about idly; stroll
To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
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  1. To walk along or through at a leisurely pace:
  2. To go for a leisurely walk:
  3. To walk in an idle, leisurely manner; saunter
To behave in a manner that does not conform to morality or norms:
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  1. To behave in a manner that does not conform to morality or norms:
  2. To proceed in an irregular course; meander:
  3. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter:
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  1. To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter:
  2. To get going; move along.
  3. (Chiefly US, dialectal) To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
To cause to turn aside or differ.
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  1. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  2. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
  3. To turn aside from a course or way:
To turn aside; esp., to depart temporarily from the main subject in talking or writing
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  1. To turn aside; esp., to depart temporarily from the main subject in talking or writing
To stray from the subject; digress
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  1. To stray from the subject; digress
  2. To wander or drift about.
  3. To wander about
To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
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  1. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
  2. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
  3. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
To become diverted, as from a subject or train of thought:
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  1. To become diverted, as from a subject or train of thought:
  2. To go wrong; be in error; deviate (from what is right)
  3. To move away from a group, deviate from a course, or escape from established limits:
To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
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  1. To roam through, in, or over without plan or destination
  2. To drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
  3. To move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam
An easy gait, especially that of a horse.
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  1. An easy gait, especially that of a horse.
  2. A leisurely walking pace
  3. An unhurried or leisurely walk.
An aimless wandering; rambling
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  1. An aimless wandering; rambling
  2. A passage on a subtopic or digression in a longer piece of discourse.
  3. A bend, turn, or winding, as of a stream or path.
(Law) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries.
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  1. (Law) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries.
  2. (Rare) A survey, a tour; a walking around.
A walking or marching figure of a square dance
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  1. A walking or marching figure of a square dance
  2. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
  3. A leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.
A leisurely pace.
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  1. A leisurely pace.
  2. A slow, leisurely gait
  3. A leisurely walk or stroll.
The act of strolling; leisurely walk
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  1. The act of strolling; leisurely walk
  2. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
  3. A leisurely walk.
(Sports) A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
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  1. (Sports) A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
  2. A distance walked, often in terms of the time required
  3. A route traversed by walking
The act or an instance of wandering.
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  1. The act or an instance of wandering.
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