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verb as in wander, stray


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Survivors with minor injuries straggled out with blood splattered on their clothes.

The humpbacks would slap their tails to keep the prey inside that sphere, and pick off the straggling fish nearer to the outside.

Better to straggle along on Zoom, seeing one another’s faces, than mask up for eight hours or more.

One by one, the boys straggle out to the cars, again looking sleepy and hung-over.

It was plain that the Indians were dogging our steps day and night, and the men were warned not to straggle.

The Rebel army had made slower marches, and the soldiers could not straggle; they were in an enemy's country.

Soon groups of natives began to straggle up, not in regular formation this time.

The agile and powerful Zulu, however, was half up in a moment, and the straggle became a hand-to-hand one.

He could either possess his soul in patience until the mounted contingent began to straggle back, or risk another rock-fall.

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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straggle, such as: dawdle, meander, ramble, drift, lag, and loiter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.