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English definition of “astray”

astray

adverb uk   /əˈstreɪ/ us  
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 I was led astray by an out-of-date map.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.
(Definition of astray from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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