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The text is peppered with gossipy asides and lengthy footnotes that often stray wildly off the subject. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)But there are areas that you stray into at your peril. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Two stray dogs sleep on the hot pavement by the door. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Use a cotton bud dipped in white vinegar to remove any stray hair dye from your skin. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do some investigators stray over the line into illegality? Times, Sunday Times (2013)You must not stray from their protective umbrella too soon. Geoffrey A. Moore INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)There were suggestions of team officials finding stray dogs asleep on beds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Smooth down any stray hairs and spritz with hairspray to secure your look. The Sun (2010)But another minister accused him of straying from the line agreed in cabinet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was asked how such a patriot could stop his mind straying to thoughts of managing the national side. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No longer was it necessary to wait for an animal to stray into the noose of a carefully set snare. Andy Dougan THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)We've done tracks where we strayed away from it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you stray outside your area of expertise, are you technically liable for bad advice? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Don't stray too far away from her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But by straying beyond those areas Ai made himself vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)THERE have been many reports about the numbers of stray and abandoned animals in rescue centres. The Sun (2011)My generation may be dragging the infidelity index down a little, but given the stats we must also have strayed in vast numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Synonyms of 'stray'

wander, roam, go astray, range
be unfaithful, play around, have affairs, play the field
homeless animal, waif, foundling, stra

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Translations for 'stray'

British English: stray /streɪ/ NOUN
A stray is a domestic animal, fowl, etc, that has wandered away and is lost.
The dog was a stray which had been adopted.
  • American English: stray
  • Arabic: ضَالّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vadio animal
  • Chinese: 走失的动物
  • Croatian: lutalica
  • Czech: zatoulané zvíře pes, kočka
  • Danish: herreløst dyr
  • Dutch: zwerver
  • European Spanish: animal perdido
  • Finnish: kulkukoira / kulkukissa
  • French: animal errant
  • German: streunendes Tier
  • Greek: αδέσποτο
  • Italian: randagio
  • Japanese: 捨[す]て・・・
  • Korean: 길 잃은 동물
  • Norwegian: spredning
  • Polish: zabłąkane zwierzę
  • European Portuguese: vadio animal
  • Romanian: vagabond
  • Russian: бездомный
  • Spanish: animal perdido
  • Swedish: vilsekommet djur
  • Thai: สัตว์ที่หลงทาง
  • Turkish: sürüden ayrılmış
  • Ukrainian: бездомна тварина
  • Vietnamese: gia súc bị lạc
British English: stray ADJECTIVE
A stray dog or cat has wandered away from its owner's home.
A stray dog came up to him.
  • American English: stray
  • Brazilian Portuguese: perdido
  • Chinese: 走失的狗或猫
  • European Spanish: perdido
  • French: perdu
  • German: streunend
  • Italian: randagio
  • Japanese: 迷子の
  • Korean: 주인 없는
  • European Portuguese: perdido
  • Spanish: perdido
British English: stray VERB
If someone strays somewhere, they wander away from where they are supposed to be.
Tourists often get lost and stray into dangerous areas.
  • American English: stray
  • Brazilian Portuguese: perder-se
  • Chinese: 走失
  • European Spanish: perderse
  • French: s'égarer
  • German: sich verirren
  • Italian: allontanarsi
  • Japanese: はぐれる
  • Korean: 옆길로 새다
  • European Portuguese: perder-se
  • Spanish: perderse

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