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English definition of “wander”

wander

verb (SUBJECT)    /ˈwɒn.dər/ US  /ˈwɑːn.dɚ/
[I] to start talking about a different subject from the one you were originally discussing: We've wandered off/from the point somewhat.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much C2 [I] If your mind or your thoughts wander, you stop thinking about the subject that you should be giving your attention to and start thinking about other matters: Halfway through the meeting my mind started to wander.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring [I] If you say that an old person's mind is beginning to wander, you mean that they are starting to get very confused because of their age: Her mind is beginning to wander and she doesn't always know who I am.Of unsound mindStupid and silly
(Definition of wander verb (SUBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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