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To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner:
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  1. To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner:
  2. To wander over; roam through
  3. To roam or wander through.
To move or pass over the body:
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  1. To move or pass over the body:
  2. To move about without purpose or plan; wander.
  3. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner:
To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
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  1. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  2. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  3. To stray; to wander; to rove.
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
(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 break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
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  1. To break up (ore, for example) with a gad.
  2. To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
  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
To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
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  1. To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
  2. To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine
  3. To speak or write at length and with many digressions:
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.
(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 set out; start
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  1. To set out; start
  2. To vary, as from a regular course; deviate:
  3. To go away; leave:
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
  3. To cause to turn aside or differ.
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 depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
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  1. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
  2. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
  3. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
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  1. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  2. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
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  1. To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
  2. To turn
  3. To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
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  1. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
  2. (Obs.) To go astray; wander
  3. To be wrong or mistaken; fall into error
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 or way:
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
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 ramble; digress.
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  1. To ramble; 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 roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
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  1. To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
  2. To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine
  3. To roam through
To drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
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  1. To drift away from a subject, as in discussion; stray or roam in thought
  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
Having lost one's direction; confused.
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  1. Having lost one's direction; confused.
Having not been or unlikely to be won; unsuccessful:
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  1. Having not been or unlikely to be won; unsuccessful:
  2. No longer in existence; vanished or spent:
  3. Beyond recovery or redemption; fallen or destroyed:
Not straightforward; shifty:
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  1. Not straightforward; shifty:
  2. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
  3. Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric:
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  1. Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric:
  2. Having no fixed or regular course; wandering:
  3. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
Winding
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  1. Winding
  2. That which wanders.
  3. Nomadic
Find another word for stray. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stray, like: rove, roam, swerve, go amiss, go astray, deviate, turn, walk, drift, gad and gallivant.