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wade

verb uk   /weɪd/ us  
[I usually + adv/prep, T] to walk through water with difficulty because of the pressure of the water against your legs: The river was full but we managed to wade across. We waded a shallow river. [I] to walk with no shoes or socks on through water that is not very deep, often at the edge of the sea: We rolled up our trousers and paddled along the seashore.

wade

noun [usually singular] uk   /weɪd/ US ( UK paddle) us  
a walk through water that is not very deep, especially at the edge of the sea: We went for a wade to cool our feet off.
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