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verb wander pronunciation in British English /ˈwɒndə(r)/ 
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present tense
present participlewandering
past tensewandered
past participlewandered

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose

    He wandered the countryside, looking for his son.

    wander into/around/through:

    My sister likes wandering around the city at night.

    wander through/into/around:

    Jim wandered into the kitchen to make breakfast.

  2. 2



    wander off

    [intransitive] to move away from a place where you are usually, or where people expect you to be

    It's a safe place where kids can wander off on their own.

  3. 5
    [intransitive] to talk about something that is not connected with the subject that you were talking about before

    Keep your answers short and don't wander off the point.

  4. 6
    [intransitive] if something such as a path or river wanders, it curves

    A narrow path wanders between the trees.

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noun [countable]
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She's a wanderer – always likes to be on the move.


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