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wade

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verb \ˈwād\

Simple Definition of wade

  • : to walk through water

  • : to move or proceed with difficulty

  • : to become involved in a discussion, situation, activity, etc., in a forceful, direct, or careless way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wade

waded

wading

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to step in or through a medium (as water) offering more resistance than air

  3. 2 :  to move or proceed with difficulty or labor <wade through the crowd> <wade through all the evidence>

  4. 3 :  to set to work or attack with determination or vigor —used with in or into <wade into a task>

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to pass or cross by wading

wadable

or

wadeable

play \ˈwā-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of wade in a sentence

  1. We waded into the ocean.

  2. I jumped off the boat and waded back to shore.

  3. Police waded into the crowd.

  4. We waded through the crowded bus station.

  5. It took several weeks to wade through all the evidence.

  6. We waded our way through the crowd.



Origin and Etymology of wade

Middle English, from Old English wadan; akin to Old High German watan to go, wade, Latin vadere to go


First Known Use: 13th century


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wade

noun

Definition of wade

  1. :  an act of wading <a wade in the brook>



1665

First Known Use of wade

1665


WADE Defined for Kids

wade

play
verb \ˈwād\

Definition of wade for Students

waded

wading

  1. 1 :  to walk through something (as water, snow, or a crowd) that makes it hard to move

  2. 2 :  to pass or cross by stepping through water <We decided to wade the stream.>

  3. 3 :  to proceed with difficulty <She's wading through paperwork.>





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