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stroll

[strohl] /stroʊl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk:
to stroll along the beach.
2.
to wander or rove from place to place; roam:
strolling troubadours.
verb (used with object)
3.
to saunter along or through:
to stroll the countryside.
noun
4.
a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter:
a short stroll before supper.
Origin of stroll
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; of uncertain origin
Synonyms
1. stray, meander. 4. promenade.
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Examples from the Web for strolled
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  • It was a long conversation the friends had as they strolled along that evening.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • It was Sunday, and he had strolled into a church or meeting-house—does it matter which?

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • They strolled together up the road past him, absorbed in themselves.

  • When he saw the Leopard Woman he arose and strolled in her direction.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • As we strolled about we came upon groups of students at work.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for strolled

stroll

/strəʊl/
verb
1.
to walk about in a leisurely manner
2.
(intransitive) to wander from place to place
noun
3.
a leisurely walk
Word Origin
C17: probably from dialect German strollen, of obscure origin; compare German Strolch tramp
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Word Origin and History for strolled

stroll

v.

c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of German strolchen "to stroll, loaf," from strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling. The noun is 1814, from the verb.

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Slang definitions & phrases for strolled

stroll

noun

An area or route favored by prostitutes for solicitation: Ms Lopez, a 38-year-old streetwalker, said she had been chased by packs of youngsters who descended at night on the stroll, where prostitutes ply their trade in the industrial park (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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