verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestraggler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for straggle
Then the crowd dispersed and a few of the stragglers were arrested.
In New York state, a few stragglers are in service for local school, library, and municipal elections.RIP, Lever Voting Machines: Where Did Old Booths Go?|Eliza Shapiro|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dismounting, I received congratulations on not dying from a couple of stragglers in our group who had seen the whole thing unfold.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan|Malcolm Jones|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once in their seats, a coach runs them through the song, attempting to bring the stragglers up to speed.
Stragglers were coming and going into the fall and winter, so some delegates did not sign until several months later.
Though generally a winter visitant, I have seen occasional stragglers in summer.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
He protected the people from stragglers and deserters, who pillaged friend and foe alike.
A few roving stragglers from the Seljouk host pricked after him, two or three arrows twittered overhead.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Leaving the other stragglers to continue their march, Fergan was left behind with Colombaik and Joan.
Our fire had been seen by one of the boats of the River Belle, out picking up such stragglers as could be found.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough