If there are no police around, you might see women who have waded into the water, fully dressed in coats, pants and headscarves.
But if Clinton waded into the natural gas debate, she entirely avoided the Keystone one.
He's waded into serious policy issues, such as disarmament, that get little credit but are crucial.
He waded into the delicate balance between personal responsibility and lack of opportunity.
At 20 years old, Henry waded into an estuary and nearly drowned in an attempt to swim across.
The column was necessarily closely packed, and as it waded through the snow the fire of the concealed enemy soon opened upon it.
The fact is, I found all this, and worse; I waded through tons of talk to no result.
Holding his clothes 121high overhead, he waded slowly toward the opposite shore.
It is to be waded in the riffles, so that he can cross from one shore to the other as the mood suits him.
Sandy climbed down from the saddle, and waded about blindly in the shallow water, with groping hands.
Old English wadan "to go forward, proceed," in poetic use only, except as oferwaden "wade across," from Proto-Germanic *wadan (cf. Old Norse vaða, Danish vade, Old Frisian wada, Dutch waden, Old High German watan, German waten "to wade"), from PIE root *wadh- "to go," found only in Germanic and Latin (cf. Latin vadere "to go," vadum "shoal, ford," vadare "to wade"). Italian guado, French gué "ford" are Germanic loan-words.
Specifically of walking into water from c.1200. Originally a strong verb (past tense wod, past participle wad); weak since 16c. Figurative sense of "to go into" (action, battle, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Waded; wading.