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synonyms for straggle

  • dawdle
  • meander
  • ramble
  • drift
  • lag
  • loiter
  • maunder
  • poke
  • range
  • roam
  • rove
  • scramble
  • spread
  • straddle
  • tail
  • trail
  • be late
  • poke around
  • string out
See also synonyms for: straggler / straggling

antonyms for straggle

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  • rush
  • hurry
  • run
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How to use straggle in a sentence

Survivors with minor injuries straggled out with blood splattered on their clothes.
ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS MOSQUE BLAST IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN, THAT KILLED NEARLY 50, INJURED DOZENSSUDARSAN RAGHAVAN, ELLEN FRANCISOCTOBER 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The humpbacks would slap their tails to keep the prey inside that sphere, and pick off the straggling fish nearer to the outside.
A RARE HUMPBACK WHALE ‘MEGAPOD’ WAS SPOTTED SNACKING OFF THE AUSTRALIAN COASTHANNAH SEOSEPTEMBER 14, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Better to straggle along on Zoom, seeing one another’s faces, than mask up for eight hours or more.
REQUIRE THE VACCINE. IT’S TIME TO STOP CODDLING THE RECKLESS.RUTH MARCUSJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was plain that the Indians were dogging our steps day and night, and the men were warned not to straggle.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
The Rebel army had made slower marches, and the soldiers could not straggle; they were in an enemy's country.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Soon groups of natives began to straggle up, not in regular formation this time.
A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
The agile and powerful Zulu, however, was half up in a moment, and the straggle became a hand-to-hand one.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
He could either possess his soul in patience until the mounted contingent began to straggle back, or risk another rock-fall.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Schwerin has no news whatever; only that the Enemy is far off, hanging in long thin straggle from Olmutz westward.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Every little while other sweat-streaked, motley-dressed homeseekers would straggle up to this end of the long trail.
OX-TEAM DAYS ON THE OREGON TRAILEZRA MEEKER
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAGGLE

  • be delayed
  • be quiescent
  • crawl
  • creep
  • dally
  • dawdle
  • delay
  • encounter difficulty
  • hang
  • inch
  • lag
  • lag behind
  • limp along
  • linger
  • loiter
  • mark time
  • poke
  • procrastinate
  • put off
  • sag
  • shamble
  • shuffle
  • slow down
  • stagnate
  • straggle
  • tarry
  • trail behind
  • traipse
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