Before Mitch McConnell waded clumsily into the debate, it looked a winnable argument for the Republicans.
If there are no police around, you might see women who have waded into the water, fully dressed in coats, pants and headscarves.
But if Clinton waded into the natural gas debate, she entirely avoided the Keystone one.
He waded into the delicate balance between personal responsibility and lack of opportunity.
An older white woman who had waded into the crowd, turned to the four younger women behind her.
The column was necessarily closely packed, and as it waded through the snow the fire of the concealed enemy soon opened upon it.
Barely had he waded through it when he heard voices behind him.
Holding his clothes 121high overhead, he waded slowly toward the opposite shore.
Being close by, I waded to him, but it was hopeless from the first.
Sandy climbed down from the saddle, and waded about blindly in the shallow water, with groping hands.
Old English wadan "to go forward, proceed," in poetic use only, except as oferwaden "wade across," from Proto-Germanic *wadan (cf. Old Norse vaða, Danish vade, Old Frisian wada, Dutch waden, Old High German watan, German waten "to wade"), from PIE root *wadh- "to go," found only in Germanic and Latin (cf. Latin vadere "to go," vadum "shoal, ford," vadare "to wade"). Italian guado, French gué "ford" are Germanic loan-words.
Specifically of walking into water from c.1200. Originally a strong verb (past tense wod, past participle wad); weak since 16c. Figurative sense of "to go into" (action, battle, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Waded; wading.