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English definition of “stray”

stray

adjective [before noun]     /streɪ/
Stray things have moved apart from similar things and are not in their expected or intended place : There are still a few stray spots of paint on the window pane . Several journalists have been killed or injured by stray bullets while reporting on the civil war .Losing and lossWinning and losing
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