stroll

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stroll (plural strolls)

  1. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.

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stroll (third-person singular simple present strolls, present participle strolling, simple past and past participle strolled)

  1. To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
    • Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
      These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.
  2. To go somewhere with ease.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.I:
      His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil !  You !  Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.

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