verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
- 1Walk in a leisurely way: I strolled around the cityMore example sentences
saunter, amble, wander, meander, ramble, dawdle, promenade, walk, go for a walk, take a walk, roam, traipse, stretch one's legs, get some exercise, get some air, take the air; Scottish & Irish stravaigNorth American • informal putter• rare perambulate, peregrinate
- Matt Saunders strolled casually down the icy street, a thick black toque pulled snugly over his curly brown hair.
- We began to stroll casually down the street.
- He tucked his hands into the pant pockets as he casually strolled down the monolithic hallway.
- 2Achieve a sporting victory without effort: the horse strolled home by 12 lengthsMore example sentences
- Bingley Congs knocked over visitors for 80 and strolled to an eight-wicket victory.
- York tried seven bowlers, almost without success, as the Academy strolled comfortably to victory.
- Coldstream worked hard during the contest, but the gulf in class was obvious as Brechin strolled to victory.
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- 1A short leisurely walk: we took a stroll in the gardenMore example sentences
- The festival offers a week of organised walks ranging from short strolls to challenging long distance routes.
- Hand in hand, they made a leisurely stroll across the garden, stopping from time to time to remark on one bravely struggling flower here or a sturdy vine there.
- There are a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes.
- 2A victory or objective that is easily achieved.More example sentences
- Their supporters can barely rouse themselves for regulation home league wins achieved at a stroll.
- The young man that was about to rudely spoil Carlow's lazy stroll in the sun to victory was still marooned in the stand.
early 17th century (in the sense 'roam as a vagrant'): probably from German strollen, strolchen, from Strolch 'vagabond', of unknown ultimate origin.