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straggle

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈstræɡl/
MOVE SLOWLY to move more slowly than other members of a group: Some runners are straggling a long way behind.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
GROW to grow or spread out in an untidy way: I could see a line of straggling bushes.Spreading and scattering
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