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stroll

[strohl] /stroʊl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk:
to stroll along the beach.
2.
to wander or rove from place to place; roam:
strolling troubadours.
verb (used with object)
3.
to saunter along or through:
to stroll the countryside.
noun
4.
a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter:
a short stroll before supper.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; of uncertain origin
Synonyms
1. stray, meander. 4. promenade.
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Examples for stroll
  • But for a bot, a stroll along the beach-or in the desert-is no walk in the park.
  • But none of them have the time for a leisurely stroll through a science lab.
  • stroll around the place-past luxury yachts and manicured gardens-and the impression is one of contented prosperity.
  • Click on the map below to see what a stroll will reveal.
  • And they quizzed students on how energized they felt before and after the stroll.
  • Bring a date to the zoo and enjoy hot cocoa, kettle corn and other treats as you stroll through the display.
  • The gently curving path invites you to stroll among the plants, and leads to a small circular patio.
  • Nearly every city dweller looks in the windows of apartments they stroll past, even if they won't admit it.
  • Three desultory college-age boys stroll past, one of whom bends on one knee before the rake-wielding harpy.
  • We leave the car outside the farm and stroll under a night sky studded with stars.
British Dictionary definitions for stroll

stroll

/strəʊl/
verb
1.
to walk about in a leisurely manner
2.
(intransitive) to wander from place to place
noun
3.
a leisurely walk
Word Origin
C17: probably from dialect German strollen, of obscure origin; compare German Strolch tramp
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Word Origin and History for stroll
v.

c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of German strolchen "to stroll, loaf," from strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling. The noun is 1814, from the verb.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stroll

stroll

noun

An area or route favored by prostitutes for solicitation: Ms Lopez, a 38-year-old streetwalker, said she had been chased by packs of youngsters who descended at night on the stroll, where prostitutes ply their trade in the industrial park (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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