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1‘a young gazelle which had strayed from the herd’
wander off, go astray, drift, get separated
get lost, lose one's way
2‘we appeared to have strayed a long way from our original topic’
digress, deviate, wander, drift, get sidetracked, go off at a tangent
get off the subject, lose the thread
3‘the younger the men were, the more likely they were to stray’
be unfaithful, have affairs, philander
informal play around, carry on, play the field
4‘he had strayed from the path of righteousness’
sin, transgress, err, go astray, go wrong, do wrong, stray from the straight and narrow, go down the primrose path, fall from grace
1‘a stray dog’
homeless, lost, strayed, gone astray
2‘she was killed by a stray bullet’
random, chance, accidental, freak, unexpected, casual, haphazard
odd, isolated, lone, single
scattered, occasional, incidental
1‘the council employs two wardens to deal with strays’
homeless animal, stray cat, stray dog
homeless person, waif, foundling
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