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Meaning of “astray” in the English Dictionary

"astray" in British English

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astrayadverb

uk   us   /əˈstreɪ/
away from the ​correctpath or ​correct way of doing something: The ​letter must have gone astray in the ​post. I was led astray by an ​out-of-datemap. Her ​parentsworried that she might be led astray (= ​encouraged to ​behavebadly) by her ​unsuitablefriends.
(Definition of astray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"astray" in American English

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astrayadverb

 us   /əˈstreɪ/
away from the ​correctpath or way of doing something: Our ​district was ​led astray, and as a ​result, we ​wastedvaluableresources.
(Definition of astray from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “astray”
in Spanish extraviado, perdido…
in Vietnamese chệch hướng…
in Malaysian sesat…
in Thai หลงทาง…
in French égaré, perdu…
in German in die Irre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偏离正轨, 迷路, 离开正道…
in Indonesian tersesat, kesasar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偏離正軌, 迷路, 離開正道…
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