wander ( wanders 3rd person present) ( wandering present participle) ( wandered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you wander in a place, you walk around there in a casual way, often without intending to go in any particular direction.
They wandered off in the direction of the nearest store... V prep/adv
Those who do not have relatives to return to are left to wander the streets and sleep rough. V n
Wander is also a noun., n-sing a N
A wander around any market will reveal stalls piled high with vegetables.
2 verb If a person or animal wanders from a place where they are supposed to stay, they move away from the place without going in a particular direction.
Because Mother is afraid we'll get lost, we aren't allowed to wander far... V adv/prep
To keep their bees from wandering, beekeepers feed them sugar solutions. V
3 verb If your mind wanders or your thoughts wander, you stop concentrating on something and start thinking about other things.
His mind would wander, and he would lose track of what he was doing... V
4 verb If your eyes wander, you stop looking at one thing and start looking around at other things.
His eyes wandered restlessly around the room... V prep/adv
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 cruise, drift, knock about or around, meander, mooch around (slang) peregrinate, ramble, range, roam, rove, straggle, stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect) stray, stroll, traipse (informal)
2 depart, deviate, digress, divagate (rare) diverge, err, get lost, go astray, go off at a tangent, go off course, lapse, lose concentration, lose one's train of thought, lose one's way, swerve, veer
3 babble, be delirious, be incoherent, ramble, rave, speak incoherently, talk nonsense
4 cruise, excursion, meander, peregrination, ramble, traipse (informal)
2 comply, conform, fall in with, follow, run with the pack, toe the line
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