- 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) [literario/literary] 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.
- 1.1 [dog] (ownerless) callejero, vago; (lost) perdido; [sheep] descarriadoMore example sentences1.2 (random, scattered) a stray bullet una bala perdida a few stray hairs algunos pelos sueltos been busy today? — a stray customer or two ¿han tenido mucho trabajo hoy? — alguno que otro cliente
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- Your child should never touch or feed stray cats or dogs wandering in the neighborhood or elsewhere.
- And he has a string of bands to take to the stage to help raise cash for abandoned and stray cats and dogs.
- The stray cats were seen wandering around in the greenland of Yandlord Garden, playing and searching for food day and night.
- The long-haired variety needs a regular brush and comb and occasional trimming of stray hairs.
- A stray hair can lead to unpleasant sensations in one's mouth.
- She hurriedly grabbed her papers, gloves, and keys, tucked a stray hair behind her ear and looked sternly at me.
- (ownerless animal) perro (m)/gato (m) callejero or vago; (lost animal) perro (m)/gato (m) perdidoMore example sentences
- The former stray, who had been Mr Boffey's companion for the past three years, was later found unharmed in another farm vehicle.
- It seemed to be a healthy animal, not a wild stray, and more importantly, it sported a black collar.
- Cats are meat eaters so a large bowl of good quality tinned cat food along with a handful of dried cat food and a bowl of fresh water will most probably get a very warm reception from a hungry stray.