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Adjective: straying  strey-ing
  1. Unable to find your way
    "found the straying sheep"
Verb: stray  strey
  1. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    "They strayed from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
     
  2. Wander from a direct course or at random
    "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her";
    - err, drift
     
  3. Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    "She always strays when telling a story";
    - digress, divagate, wander

See also: lost

Type of: go, locomote, move, tell, travel

Encyclopedia: Stray