Translation of "wander" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈwɒn.dər/ us /ˈwɑːn.dɚ/

wander verb (WALK)

B2 [ I or T ] to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction

We spent the morning wandering around the old part of the city. 我們整個上午都在老城區閒逛。
She was found several hours later, wandering the streets, lost. 幾個小時後她被找到了,正在街上徘徊,迷路了。
He was here a minute ago but he's wandered off somewhere. 他剛才還在這裡,現在已經閒逛到別的甚麼地方去了。

More examples

  • Don't worry if you lose hold of the reins - the horse won't wander off.
  • He wandered around, clearing up in a desultory way.
  • We wandered along the shore, stepping over the flotsam that had washed up in the night.
  • We wandered through the beautifully proportioned rooms of the Winter Palace.
  • She was wandering around in a daze this morning.

wander verb (SUBJECT)

[ I ] to start talking about a different subject from the one you were originally discussing

We've wandered off/from the point somewhat. 我們有點離題了。

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. 會開到一半時我就開始心不在焉了。

[ 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. 她的神志開始恍惚,有時認不出我是誰。

(Translation of “wander” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)