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English definition of “wander”

wander

verb [I/T]  /ˈwɑn·də/ us  
to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction: [T] The lost child wandered the streets for hours. [I] We spent the morning wandering around the old part of the city. If your mind or your thoughts wander, you stop thinking about what you should be giving your attention to and start thinking about other matters: [I] As he droned on, my mind began to wander.
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