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traipse

[treyps] /treɪps/
verb (used without object), traipsed, traipsing.
1.
to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal:
We traipsed all over town looking for a copy of the book.
verb (used with object), traipsed, traipsing.
2.
to walk over; tramp:
to traipse the fields.
noun
3.
a tiring walk.
Also, trapes.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; earlier trapse, unexplained variant of trape, obscurely akin to tramp
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Examples for traipse
  • He offers me a quick traipse through rooms that are, to put it mildly, unimproved.
  • Five hundred gardeners are likely to traipse through, admiring their favorite plants.
  • We go fishing and stomp out in the mud flats, traipse through the mangroves, or scuba dive.
British Dictionary definitions for traipse

traipse

/treɪps/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to walk heavily or tiredly
noun
2.
a long or tiring walk; trudge
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for traipse
traipse
1593, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal Fr. trepasser "pass over or beyond," from O.Fr. trespasser (see trespass). Or from a source related to M.Du. trappen, dial. Norw. trappa "to tread, stamp" (see trap).
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