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English noun: straggle

1. straggle (group) a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)

SamplesA straggle of outbuildings.
A straggle of followers.

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

English verb: straggle

1. straggle (motion) wander from a direct or straight course

Synonymsdepart, digress, sidetrack

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

Broader (hypernym)deviate, divert

2. straggle (motion) go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

SamplesBranches straggling out quite far.


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

Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread

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