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"meander" in British English

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meanderverb

uk   /miˈæn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

meander verb (RIVER/ROAD)

[I] If a ​river, ​stream, or ​road meanders, it ​follows a ​route that is not ​straight or ​direct.

meander verb (WALK)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​walkslowly without any ​cleardirection: We ​spent the ​afternoon meandering around the ​streets of the ​oldtown.

meander verb (NO PURPOSE)

[I] If a ​text, ​process, or ​activity meanders, it has no ​clearpurpose or ​direction: The ​film meanders along with no ​particularstoryline.

meandernoun [C]

uk   /miˈæn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

meander noun [C] (RIVER)

a ​curve of a ​river or ​stream

meander noun [C] (JOURNEY)

a ​journey that has no ​particulardirection: The TV ​seriescontinuesitshaphazard meander around the ​globe - this ​week in Portugal.
(Definition of meander from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meanderverb [I]

 us   /miˈæn·dər/

meander verb [I] (NOT DIRECT)

to ​follow a ​route that is not ​straight or ​direct: Hikers can meander along the ​path next to the ​river for several ​miles.

meandernoun [C]

 /miˈæn·dər/

meander noun [C] (RIVER BEND)

earth science a ​bend in a ​river, esp. one of many
(Definition of meander from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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