- to begin energetically.
- to attack strongly: to wade into a thoughtless child; to wade into a mob of rioters.
Origin of wade
OTHER WORDS FROM wadeun·wad·ed, adjectiveun·wad·ing, adjective
Other definitions for wade (2 of 2)
How to use wade in a sentence
An older white woman who had waded into the crowd, turned to the four younger women behind her.
But if Clinton waded into the natural gas debate, she entirely avoided the Keystone one.Hillary Praises Fracking, Stays Silent on Keystone|David Freedlander|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later that month, Rivers waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
If there are no police around, you might see women who have waded into the water, fully dressed in coats, pants and headscarves.Operation Wholesome Sea: Iran Coast Guard Forces Women Off Beaches|IranWire|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was “overcome with fear,” at which point he waded through the darkness in order to retrieve his gun from under the bed.Oscar Pistorius’s Sobbing Fit On The Witness Stand|Kelly Berold|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reindeer swam through the deep water and waded out to the opposite bank.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Two boys waded out into the sea, one with a stick, and the other with a quantity of burning chips.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
She sat sewing daily by the swimming pool while Benny sailed wonderful boats of chips, and waded around to his heart's content.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
She waded back to the beach, to the point towards which Mr Bellingham was directing his horse.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Then he waded out and brought in his prizes, the fourth duck having escaped into the swamp-grass.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson