verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestraggler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
Words nearby straggle
Example sentences from the Web for straggle
One by one, the boys straggle out to the cars, again looking sleepy and hung-over.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was plain that the Indians were dogging our steps day and night, and the men were warned not to straggle.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
The Rebel army had made slower marches, and the soldiers could not straggle; they were in an enemy's country.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Soon groups of natives began to straggle up, not in regular formation this time.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
The agile and powerful Zulu, however, was half up in a moment, and the straggle became a hand-to-hand one.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
He could either possess his soul in patience until the mounted contingent began to straggle back, or risk another rock-fall.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy