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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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