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verb wonder pronunciation in American English /ˈwʌndər/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewondering
past tensewondered
past participlewondered
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to think about something because you want to know more facts or details about it

    “How did they find out?” she wondered.

    wonder about:

    I was wondering about the best way to tell her the news.

    wonder how/what/when etc.:

    I wonder what we can do to help Sylvia.

    wonder if/whether:

    I wonder if they’ll get married.

    1. a.
      to think about someone or something because you have doubts or are worried about them
      wonder about:

      I wonder about him sometimes, I really do.

      wonder whether/if/how etc.:

      I wonder whether it was wise to let her travel alone.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to admire someone or something and feel surprised by how beautiful or unusual they are
    wonder at:

    It’s hard not to wonder at the miracle of a newborn baby.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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