intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (wander away) apartarse, alejarse; (get lost) extraviarse*, perderse*to stray
fromsb/sth we strayed from the rest of the group nos apartamos or nos alejamos del resto del grupo several sheep strayed from the flock varias ovejas se separaron del resto del rebaño or se descarriaron to stray from one's course/route desviarse* del camino/de la ruta to stray from the path of virtue/the party line apartarse or desviarse* del buen camino/de la línea del partido we strayed off the path nos apartamos del camino I strayed into a military zone me metí sin querer en una zona militarMore example sentences1.2 (wander) her eyes were straying around the room paseaba distraída la mirada por la habitación my hand automatically strayed toward my wallet la mano se me fue instintivamente hacia la cartera 1.3 (digress) he kept straying from the issue se apartaba or se desviaba una y otra vez del tema, divagaba continuamente the conversation strayed to less serious topics la conversación derivó hacia temas menos serios he let his thoughts stray se puso a pensar en otra cosa 1.4 (err) [literary/literario] apartarse del buen camino
- Once or twice I thought I had strayed into a lecture course for undergraduates, because it feels as if the writer is repeating things he has said before.
- The Marines were arrested after they strayed into Iranian waters.
- No fewer than four aircraft had strayed into the exclusion zone around Elvington, putting the lives of those in the air and on the ground at risk.
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