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rove

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   /rəʊv/ us    /roʊv/ literary
to move, travel, or look around an area, especially a large one: His eye/gaze roved hungrily about the room. He spent most of his life roving the world in search of his fortune.
Translations of “rove”
in Spanish vagar, errar…
in French vagabonder…
in German schweifen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫遊,流浪, (眼睛)環顧,掃視…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漫游,流浪, (眼睛)环顾,扫视…
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