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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 walk slowly without any clear direction: We spent the afternoon meandering around the streets of the old town.

meander verb (NO PURPOSE)

[I] If a text, process, or activity meanders, it has no clear purpose or direction: The film meanders along with no particular story line.

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 particular direction: The TV series continues its haphazard meander around the globe - this week in Portugal.
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