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wadeverb

uk   /weɪd/  us   /weɪd/
[I usually + adv/prep, T] mainly UK to walk through water or other liquid with some effort, because it is deep enough to come quite high up your legs, or thick : The river was full but we managed to wade across. We waded a shallow river. They had to wade through a swamp.
[I] US (UK paddle) to walk in water that is not very deep: We rolled up our trousers and waded at the edge of the lake.
(Definition of wade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wadeverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /weɪd/
to walk into or through an area of water that is not very deep: We waded across the stream. They come to the creek and waded in to drink.
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