HyperDic: straggle

English > 3 senses of the word straggle:
VERBmotionstraggle, sidetrack, depart, digresswander from a direct or straight course
motionstraggle, sprawlgo, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
NOUNgroupstragglea wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
straggle > pronunciation
Soundsstrae'gahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > straggle: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons).
Examples
  • "a straggle of outbuildings"
  • "a straggle of followers"
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Adjectivesstragglyspreading out in different directions
Verbsstragglewander from a direct or straight course
stragglego, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
English > straggle: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwander from a direct or straight course.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssidetrack, depart, digress
Broaderdeviate, divertTurn aside
Spanishmarcharse, partir, salir
Catalananar-se'n, marxar, sortir
Nounsstragglea wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
stragglersomeone who strays or falls behind
English > straggle: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningGo, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsprawl
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanisharrellanarse, expandirse, extenderse
Catalanaclofar-se, arrepapar-se, estendre's, expandir-se
Nounsstragglea wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)

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