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English verb: err

1. err (cognition) to make a mistake or be incorrect


Synonymsmistake, slip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)fall for, misjudge, misremember, slip up, stumble, trip up

2. err (motion) wander from a direct course or at random


SamplesThe child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her.
Don't drift from the set course.


Synonymsdrift, stray


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


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupcast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander









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