Synonyms for wade
- fall to
- get feet wet
- get stuck in
- go for
- jump in
- light into
- pitch in
- set about
- set to
- tear into
- work through
Antonyms for wade
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WADE
Mrs. Wade sighed as she remembered how everyone had flocked around Norah.
"Does beat all how she kin do it," thought Wade, listlessly.
"I s'pose you know more'n your father and mother," suggested Wade.
This time, Mrs. Wade admitted bravely to herself that her jealousy was not for Billy.
"A Wade check is always honored," was his cryptic assertion.
Wade wondered if his wife ever felt as he did—almost afraid of this son of theirs.
There were no expressions of tenderness in the Wade household.
You can—if you want to, but Bill don't need him, Mrs. Wade,—he's dead.
What I was going to ask you was, have you thought of that Miss Wade?'
The lounger had lounged out of view, and Miss Wade and Tattycoram were gone.
Old English wadan "to go forward, proceed," in poetic use only, except as oferwaden "wade across," from Proto-Germanic *wadan (cf. Old Norse vaða, Danish vade, Old Frisian wada, Dutch waden, Old High German watan, German waten "to wade"), from PIE root *wadh- "to go," found only in Germanic and Latin (cf. Latin vadere "to go," vadum "shoal, ford," vadare "to wade"). Italian guado, French gué "ford" are Germanic loan-words.
Specifically of walking into water from c.1200. Originally a strong verb (past tense wod, past participle wad); weak since 16c. Figurative sense of "to go into" (action, battle, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Waded; wading.