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stray

verb [I]     /streɪ/
to travel along a route that was not originally intended , or to move outside a limited area : A herd of cattle had strayed into the road . They got lost when they strayed too far from the footpath . The ship strayed off course during the storm .Losing and lossWinning and losing to start thinking or talking about a different subject from the one you should be giving attention to: I think we've strayed too far from our original plan . Sorry - I've strayed from the subject .Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of stray verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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