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traipse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of traipse

  1. 1 to go on foot traipsed down the hall to get her printout from the computer room Synonyms of traipse ambulate, foot (it), hoof (it), leg (it), pad, step, walk, treadWords Related to traipse parade, promenade; march, pace, step out, stride, troop; power walk; hike, peregrinate, trek; amble, mosey, perambulate, ramble, saunter, stroll, wander; clump, stomp, stump, tramp, trample, tromp; footslog, plod, trudge; gimp, hobble, limp; mince, prance, pussyfoot, tiptoe; bounce, sashay, stalk, strut, swagger; falter, lumber, lurch, pound, scuff, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, toddle, waddle; nip, tap, trip, trot

  2. 2 to move about from place to place aimlessly a group of friends traipsing around the country the summer after graduation Synonyms of traipse bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, wanderWords Related to traipse amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

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

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