perambulate

verb
per·am·bu·late | \ pə-ˈram-byə-ˌlāt \
perambulated; perambulating

Definition of perambulate 

transitive verb

1 : to travel over or through especially on foot : traverse

2 : to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot

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Other words from perambulate

perambulation \pə-ˌram-byə-ˈlā-shən \ noun
perambulatory \pə-ˈram-byə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \ adjective

Examples of perambulate in a Sentence

we decided to lazily perambulate the entire length of the esplanade and enjoy the fresh air long summer evenings spent perambulating up and down the tree-lined streets of the quaint village

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Conveniently, Grey’s brother, Lord Melton, happens to be perambulating with Geneva and Isobel while Grey and Jamie are talking. Roxane Gay, Glamour, "Outlander Season 3, Episode 4 Recap: Melodramatic Possibilities and a Seriously Problematic Sex Scene," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of perambulate

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

History and Etymology for perambulate

Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare, from per- through + ambulare to walk

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