Rove+about+idly

  • 1 gad — v. n. 1. Rove about idly, ramble without definite purpose. 2. Go unrestrainedly, wag, run loose. 3. Gossip, rattle, prate, babble, tattle, talk mischievously …

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  • 2 dei̯ǝ-2 (di̯ā-, di̯ǝ-, dī-) —     dei̯ǝ 2 (di̯ā , di̯ǝ , dī )     English meaning: to swing, move     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘sich schwingen, herumwirbeln (Balt and partly griech.); eilen, nacheilen, streben”     Material: O.Ind. dī yati “flies, hovers”; Gk. δῖνος m. “whirl,… …

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  • 3 wander — wander, stray, roam, ramble, rove, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, traipse, meander can mean to move about more or less aimlessly or without a plan from place to place or from point to point. Most of these verbs may imply walking, but most are not… …

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  • 4 wander — verb (wandered; wandering) Etymology: Middle English wandren, from Old English wandrian; akin to Middle High German wandern to wander, Old English windan to wind, twist Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move about without a… …

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  • 5 Stroll — Stroll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strolling}.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln. Cf.… …

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  • 6 Strolled — Stroll Stroll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strolling}.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln.… …

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  • 7 Strolling — Stroll Stroll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strolling}.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln.… …

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  • 8 Straggle — Strag gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Straggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straggling}.] [Freq. of OE. straken to roam, to stroke. See {Stroke}, v. t.] 1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert… …

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  • 9 Straggled — Straggle Strag gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Straggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straggling}.] [Freq. of OE. straken to roam, to stroke. See {Stroke}, v. t.] 1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or… …

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  • 10 Straggling — Straggle Strag gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Straggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straggling}.] [Freq. of OE. straken to roam, to stroke. See {Stroke}, v. t.] 1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or… …

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  • 11 wander — wanderer, n. /won deuhr/, v.i. 1. to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray: to wander over the earth. 2. to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; meander: The river wanders among the rocks. 3. to extend in an… …

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