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English verb: wander

1. wander (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment


SamplesThe gypsies roamed the woods.
Roving vagabonds.
The wandering Jew.
The cattle roam across the prairie.
The laborers drift from one town to the next.
They rolled from town to town.


ExamplesThey wander the countryside, They wander in the countryside


Synonymscast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

2. wander (social) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage


SamplesShe cheats on her husband.
Might her husband be wandering?.


Synonymsbetray, cheat, cheat on, cuckold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on


Narrower (hyponym)fool around, play around, two-time

3. wander (motion) go via an indirect route or at no set pace


SamplesAfter dinner, we wandered into town.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)continue, go forward, proceed


Verb groupcast, drift, meander, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, thread, tramp, vagabond, wander, wander, weave, wind

4. wander (motion) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course


SamplesThe river winds through the hills.
The path meanders through the vineyards.
Sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body.


Synonymsmeander, thread, weave, wind


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)snake


Verb groupwander

5. wander (communication) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking


SamplesShe always digresses when telling a story.
Her mind wanders.
Don't digress when you give a lecture.


Synonymsdigress, divagate, stray


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)tell









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