Synonyms of 'meander'
(of a river, road, etc.) to follow a winding courseThe river meandered in lazy curves.
to wander without definite aim or directionWe meandered along the Irish country roads.
He wandered aimlessly around the garden.
We strolled back, put the kettle on and settled down.
She could not keep her eyes from straying towards him.
People drifted around the room.
freedom to ramble across the moors
She meandered on, stopping now and again for a breath.
Sometimes she tended to ramble.
rabbit (British, informal), ,
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
waffle (British, informal),
some guy on TV waffling on about some new product
witter (British, informal),
She witters on about her boyfriend all the time.
She prattled on until I wanted to scream.
natter (British, informal), , ,
The pair would natter on the phone for hours.
a meander round the shops
a curve or bend, as in a riverThe outer bank of a meander in the river.
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in the sense of bend
a curved partThe crash occurred on a sharp bend.
in the sense of chatter
to speak quickly and continuously about unimportant thingsEveryone was chattering away in different languages.
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