ˌwander ˈoff

ˌwander ˈoff
phrasal verb
to move away from a place where you are usually, or where people expect you to be
It's a safe place where kids can wander off on their own.[/ex]

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  • wander off — phr verb Wander off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑point, ↑subject …   Collocations dictionary

  • wander off — lose one s way; go astray; walk off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wander — wan|der1 S3 [ˈwɔndə US ˈwa:ndər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(without direction)¦ 2¦(move away)¦ 3¦(mind/thoughts)¦ 4¦(conversation)¦ 5 somebody s mind is wandering 6¦(eyes)¦ 7¦(road/river)¦ 8¦(hands)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: wandrian] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wander — 1 verb 1 MOVE WITHOUT A DIRECTION (I, T) to move slowly across or around an area, without a clear direction or purpose: wander in/through/around etc: I ll just wander around the mall for half an hour. | wander sth: Nomadic tribes wander these… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wander — I UK [ˈwɒndə(r)] / US [ˈwɑndər] verb Word forms wander : present tense I/you/we/they wander he/she/it wanders present participle wandering past tense wandered past participle wandered ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to travel from place to place …   English dictionary

  • wander — wan|der1 [ wandər ] verb ** ▸ 1 travel without purpose ▸ 2 move away from place ▸ 3 stop concentrating ▸ 4 talk about something else ▸ 5 look at something else ▸ 6 when path/river curves 1. ) intransitive or transitive to travel from place to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wander — verb 1 move slowly around a place/go from place to place ADVERB ▪ slowly ▪ aimlessly ▪ disconsolately, restlessly ▪ happily ▪ at …   Collocations dictionary

  • wander — [ˈwɒndə] verb 1) [I/T] to go from place to place without a particular direction or purpose Jim wandered into the kitchen and made some tea.[/ex] We spent the afternoon in the old city, just wandering the streets.[/ex] 2) if your mind or thoughts… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Wander — Wan der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wandering}.] [OE. wandren, wandrien, AS. wandrian; akin to G. wandern to wander; fr. AS. windan to turn. See {Wind} to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ramble here and there without any certain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wander — [v1] move about aimlessly aberrate, amble, circumambulate, circumlocute, circumnutate, cruise, deviate, divagate, diverge, drift, float, follow one’s nose*, gad*, gallivant*, globe trot, hike, hopscotch*, jaunt, maunder, meander, peregrinate,… …   New thesaurus

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