to wander away from the correct path or from a given areaA railway line crosses the park so children must not be allowed to stray.
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They range widely in search of carrion.
They came straggling up the cliff road.
lose your way,
be abandoned or lost,
to wander away from the correct path or from a given areaShe could not keep her eyes from straying towards him.
People drifted around the room.
He wandered aimlessly around the garden.
They were encouraged not to let their cattle roam freely.
We meandered along the Irish country roads.
roving about the town in the dead of night
to move away from the point or lose concentrationAnyway, as usual, we seem to have strayed from the point.
She digressed from the matter under discussion.
The manuscripts diverged from the original.
He didn't deviate from his schedule.
Sometimes she tended to ramble.
go off at a tangent,
get off the point,
to fail to live up to certain moral standardsSome men are womanizers, others would never stray.
be unfaithful, ,
play the field (informal), ,
(of a domestic animal) having wandered away from its homeA stray dog came up to him.
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random or separated from the main group of things of their kindHe was struck in the face by a stray boot.
The order of events seemed totally random.
He describes their chance meeting as intense.
His hand brushed against hers; it could have been accidental.
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I did various odd jobs around the place.
a lost or homeless childThe dog was a stray which had been adopted.
an emaciated waif living rough on the streets
abandoned dog or cat
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