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verb [intransitive/transitive] roam pronunciation in British English /rəʊm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyroam
he/she/itroams
present participleroaming
past tenseroamed
past participleroamed
  1. to move or travel with no particular purpose

    Young men roamed the streets brandishing guns.

    roam around:

    You'll have about three hours to roam around the town.

    roam free/wild:

    Bears still roam wild in these mountains.

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