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verb [intransitive]     stray pronunciation in British English
/streɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theystray
he/she/itstrays
present participlestraying
past tensestrayed
past participlestrayed
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  1. 1
    to move around without thinking

    She let her hands stray over his body.

    stray to:

    Her eyes strayed to the clock on the wall.

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

    The plane strayed into Chinese airspace.

    Walkers are reminded not to stray from the path.

  3. 3
    to move away from a particular subject, usually without meaning to
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