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verb [intransitive] stray pronunciation in American English /streɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestraying
past tensestrayed
past participlestrayed

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  1. 1
    to move around without thinking
    stray to:

    Her eyes strayed to the clock on the wall.

  2. 2
    to move away from the correct place or path

    Hikers are reminded not to stray from the path.

    The airplane strayed into Chinese airspace.



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