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stray

  • EN [ streɪ]
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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. homeless cat

    Verb

  • 1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

    • "The 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"
  • 2. wander from a direct course or at random;

    • "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"
    • "don't drift from the set course"
  • 3. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking;

    • "She always digresses when telling a story"
    • "her mind wanders"
    • "Don't digress when you give a lecture"

    Adjective

  • 1. not close together in time;

    • "isolated instances of rebellion"
    • "scattered fire"
    • "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"

Example sentences

  • She would bring into the house stray animals on whom she had taken pity.

  • Only two stray dogs benefited from all this confusion.

  • Do not stray too far from the path.

  • A stray bullet winged the boy's right arm.

  • Don't stray too far from the correct path.

  • A stray customer or two came in.

  • Down by yon shady harbour I carelessly did stray.

  • Don't stray too far from the path.

  • The harm of stray current is described in detail and the reduction methods are proposed.

  • After being bitten by a stray dog, Gail was wary of all dogs.

  • We got a stray bird back in the nest, girls.

  • Don't stray from the point.

  • Stray Birds of summer fly to my window to sing ang fly away.

  • The kind lady's house was always open to stray animals.

  • Our adopted two stray cats we found as kittens on city's streets.

  • And when she's far away Have you ever felt the need to stray.

  • While enjoying his food , the big mighty elephant did not notice the tiny shy stray dog.

  • He was wounded by a stray bullet.

  • Please don't stray from the subject.

  • We couldn't identify the stray child.

  • The streets were empty except for a few stray taxis.

  • Stray mines began to turn up off the Pacific coast, imperilling commercial shipping.

  • A railway line crosses the park so children must not be allowed to stray.

  • A stray dog came up to him.

  • She shrugged a stray lock of hair out of her eyes.

  • Crews stray outside to film the view from the pavement.

  • The dog was a stray which had been adopted.

  • Every stray dog has to be taken by its finder to the police.

  • Reading from a tedious technical brief for hours on end, he would stray into difficult territory.

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