to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal: We traipsed all over town looking for a copy of the book.
to walk over; tramp: to traipse the fields.
a tiring walk.
- Older Spelling, trapes .
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How to use traipse in a sentence
Buy a pair of these and traipse around a big city center or off road through the Icelandic countryside.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Get your own tailored tuxedo blazer to traipse around town in.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its massive platform gives city dwellers the opportunity to traipse around with relatively painless added height.Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lita’ Bootie is The World’s Ugliest Shoe | Misty White Sidell | April 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We imagine the cadre of Hollywood starlets who like to traipse about commando would be severely handicapped in this event.
And what's more, you just don't need to traipse along another step with me now.Bob Hampton of Placer | Randall Parrish
Goodness knows where you may have dropped it, and if you think I'm going to traipse back you're much mistaken.A Patriotic Schoolgirl | Angela Brazil
She was a young forty, yet somehow hardly young enough to traipse houseless after him wherever his whim might lead him.The Tower of Oblivion | Oliver Onions
Women, whose age it is impossible to tell, trail and traipse in front of alleys within which loom greasy, black staircases.Nooks and Corners of Old Paris | Georges Cain
“More as two months ve traipse all ofer,” volunteered the latter.The Peace of Roaring River | George van Schaick
British Dictionary definitions for traipse
(intr) to walk heavily or tiredly
a long or tiring walk; trudge
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