wade Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wade" in British English

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wadeverb

uk   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 ​yourlegs, or ​thick : The ​river was ​full but we ​managed to wade across. We waded a ​shallowriver. They had to wade through a ​swamp. [I] US (UK paddle) to ​walk in ​water that is not very ​deep: We ​rolled up ​ourtrousers 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.
(Definition of wade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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