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astray

adverb     /əˈstreɪ/
away from the correct path or correct way of doing something: The letter must have gone astray in the post . I was led astray by an out-of-date map . Her parents worried that she might be led astray (= encouraged to behave badly ) by her unsuitable friends .Losing and lossWinning and losingBad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of astray adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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