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straggle

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intransitive verb strag·gle \ˈstra-gəl\

Simple Definition of straggle

  • : to walk slowly into or from a place in a way that is not continuous or organized

  • : to move away or spread out from others in a disorganized way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of straggle

straggled

straggling

play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. 1 :  to wander from the direct course or way :  rove, stray

  2. 2 :  to trail off from others of its kind <little cabins straggling off into the woods>

straggler

play \-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of straggle in a sentence

  1. The children straggled in from outside.

  2. People straggled off the train.

  3. She straggled behind the rest of the group.

  4. Branches straggled out and blocked the path.



Origin and Etymology of straggle

Middle English straglen


First Known Use: 15th century


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straggle

noun strag·gle

Definition of straggle

  1. :  a straggling group (as of persons or objects)



1865

First Known Use of straggle

1865


STRAGGLE Defined for Kids

straggle

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verb strag·gle \ˈstra-gəl\

Definition of straggle for Students

straggled

straggling

  1. 1 :  to walk or move in a slow and disorderly way <The children finally straggled in from outside.>

  2. 2 :  to move away or spread out from others of the same kind <The cabins straggled into the woods.>

straggler

\ˈstra-glər\ noun



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