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1 Walk or travel through or around a place or area, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way.‘he grew weary of perambulating over rough countryside in bad weather’[with object] ‘she perambulated the square’
wander, roam, rove, range, travel, travel idly, journey, voyage, globetrot, drift, coast, meander, gad about, gallivant, jaunt, take a trip, go on a tripView synonyms
- ‘Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but I will be briskly perambulating.’
- ‘The narrow opening supported a child's body and encouraged children to perambulate by keeping them from sitting down or crawling.’
- ‘Over the weekend I had a chance to perambulate properly in cyberspace.’
- ‘Unspoken but understood was that we wanted a community small enough to perambulate but that also had DSL.’
- ‘The added handicap is that runners have to dodge the horse dung as they perambulate down the track.’
- 1.1British historical [with object]Walk around (a parish, forest, etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries.
Late Middle English: from Latin perambulat- walked around from the verb perambulare, from per- all over + ambulare to walk.
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