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Definition of 'astray'

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I felt she was leading my wife astray so much we had a major row over it. The Sun (2016)What about pastors in movements which go astray? Christianity Today (2000)One early high note goes alarmingly astray. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a good company with a terrible balance sheet that had gone astray on some things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It feels as though a few chunks of back story might have gone astray. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there can be no doubt that something in our moral ecology has gone astray. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His powers sometimes lead him astray. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is what leads Internet companies astray. Al Ries and Laura Ries THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)They couldn't care less if our money goes astray. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The people being virtuous, dislike of them must be redefined as indignation that their media are leading them astray. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The difficulty with hope is to find a way of harnessing its usefulness, without letting it lead you astray. Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)To ensure that information does not go astray you should apply the following criteria, which will fit most scenarios. Croft, James Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)She didn't lead me astray. The Sun (2016)Under heavy pressure White goes astray. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you have your own medication, carry enough supplies for the entire trip in your hand luggage in case your suitcase goes astray. The Sun (2007)They didn't suggest it, it was me leading them astray. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, he'd get us all into trouble by leading us astray. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'astray'

off the right track, adrift, off course, off the mark

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