traipse

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verb \ˈtrāps\

Definition of traipse

traipsed

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traipsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go on foot :  walk traipsed over to the restaurant children traipsing at her heels; also :  to walk or travel about without apparent plan but with or without a purpose a week traipsing through the Ozarks traipsing from office to office

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  tramp, walk traipse the countryside

traipse

noun

Examples of traipse in a Sentence

  1. I traipsed all over town looking for the right dress.

  2. I'm too old to go traipsing around Europe.

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Origin and Etymology of traipse

origin unknown

Synonym Discussion of traipse

wander, roam, ramble, rove, traipse, meander mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose. wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course. fond of wandering about the square just watching the people roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield. liked to roam through the woods ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective. the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming. armed brigands roved over the countryside traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful. traipsed all over town looking for the right dress meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering. the river meanders for miles through rich farmland

TRAIPSE Defined for English Language Learners

traipse

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verb

Definition of traipse for English Language Learners

  • : to walk or go somewhere


TRAIPSE Defined for Kids

traipse

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verb \ˈtrāps\

Definition of traipse for Students

traipsed

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traipsing

  1. :  to walk or wander about “You'll have to keep this animal locked up. No more traipsing around loose after this.” — Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg



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