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wander /'wɔndə/
  • nội động từ
    • đi thơ thẩn, đi lang thang
      • to wander about the streets: đi lang thang ngoài phố
    • đi lạc đường, lầm đường, chệch đường ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
      • to wander from the right path: đi lầm đường
      • to wander from the subject: đi ra ngoài đề, lạc đề
    • quanh co, uốn khúc (con sông...)
      • the river wanders about the large plain: con sông uốn khúc quanh co trong cánh đồng lớn
    • nói huyên thiên; nghĩ lan man; lơ đễnh
      • to wander in one's talk: nói huyên thiên không đâu vào đâu
      • his mind wanders at times: lắm lúc tâm trí hắn ta để đâu ấy
    • mê sảng
    • ngoại động từ
      • đi lang thang khắp
        • to wander the world: đi lang thang khắp thế giới
    Concise Dictionary
    wanders|wandered|wandering'wɑndə(r) /'wɒn-
    +move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    +be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    +go via an indirect route or at no set pace
    +to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    +lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 walk, go, roam, rove, range, stray, ramble, stroll, saunter, meander, drift, cruise, prowl, Colloq mosey:
    We wandered about the village square, chatting and window-shopping.
    2 wind, meander, zigzag, turn this way and that:
    A trout stream wanders past our house.
    3 digress, go off, become absent-minded, go wool-gathering, lose concentration or focus:
    My mind wandered as the speaker droned on.
    4 deviate, digress, turn, divagate, stray, drift, depart, go off at a tangent, lose (one's) train of thought, lapse:
    The speaker tended to wander occasionally.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 to walk slowly around or to a place, often without any particular sense of purpose or direction: [V, +adv./prep.] She wandered aimlessly around the streets. + We wandered back towards the car. + [VN] The child was found wandering the streets alone.
    2 [V] ~ (away / off)
    ~ (from / off sth) to move away from the place where you ought to be or the people you are with
    Synonym: STRAY
    The child wandered off and got lost. + They had wandered from the path into the woods.
    3 [V] ~ (away, back, to, etc. sth) (of a person's mind or thoughts) to stop being directed on sth and to move without much control to other ideas, subjects, etc: It's easy to be distracted and let your attention wander. + Try not to let your mind wander. + Her thoughts wandered back to her youth. + Don't wander off the subject-keep to the point.
    4 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] (of a person's eyes) to move slowly from looking at one thing to looking at another thing or in other directions: His eyes wandered towards the photographs on the wall. + She let her gaze wander.
    5 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] (of a road or river) to curve instead of following a straight course: The road wanders along through the hills.
    + noun [sing.] a short walk in or around a place, usually with no special purpose: I went to the park and had a wander around.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 move slowly around a place /go from place to place


    slowly | aimlessly | disconsolately, restlessly | happily | at will, freely
    The cattle are allowed to wander freely.
    | just, simply
    Simply wandering is a pleasure in itself.
    | far, further (afield)
    One day she wandered further afield.
    | about, across, along, around/round, away, back, in, off, out, over
    He just wandered in one day and asked for a job.


    be free to
    Visitors are free to wander through the gardens and woods.
    | allow sb/sth to, let sb/sth
    How could you let him wander off like that?


    across, all over, along, among, around, into, out of, round, through, towards
    Don't go wandering all over the house! He wandered into a bar and ordered a drink.


    find sb wandering
    They found him wandering around aimlessly.

    2 stop concentrating


    a little


    begin to
    His attention was beginning to wander.
    | allow sth to, let sth
    Lissa let her mind wander a little.


    from, to
    My thoughts wandered from the exam questions to my interview the next day.

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