Synonyms of 'stray'
A railway line crosses the park so children must not be allowed to stray.
She could not keep her eyes from straying towards him.
Anyway, as usual, we seem to have strayed from the point.
An 8-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet.
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An accidental event happens by chance or as the result of an accident, and is not deliberately intended.
His hand brushed against hers; it could have been accidental.
A chance meeting or event is one that is not planned or expected.
He describes their chance meeting as intense.
Thesaurus for stray from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone strays somewhere , they wander away from where they are supposed to be.