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straggle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'straggle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Straggle [ n.]
- The act of straggling.
2 . Straggle [ v. t.]
- To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert the line of battle; as, when troops are on the march, the men should not straggle.
- To wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble.
- To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.
- To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals.

Meaning of 'straggle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . straggle [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
Example in sentence:
  • a straggle of followers;
  • a straggle of outbuildings
2 . straggle [ v]
Meaning (2):
- go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
Example in sentence:
  • Branches straggling out quite far