Examples of straggle in a sentence
The children straggled in from outside.
People straggled off the train.
She straggled behind the rest of the group.
Branches straggled out and blocked the path.
Origin and Etymology of straggle
Middle English straglen
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of straggle
: a straggling group (as of persons or objects)
First Known Use of straggle
STRAGGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of straggle for English Language Learners
: 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
STRAGGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of straggle for Students
1 : to walk or move in a slow and disorderly way The children finally straggled in from outside.
2 : to move away or spread out from others of the same kind The cabins straggled into the woods.
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