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Meaning of stray #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 17, 2005 16:41 pm   Meaning of stray
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #65 "Synonyms for walk", question 6

I think this puppy has ......... from its mother.

(a) moved
(b) wandered
(c) turned
(d) strayed

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #65 "Synonyms for walk", answer 6

I think this puppy has strayed from its mother.

Correct answer: (d) strayed

Your answer was: incorrect
I think this puppy has moved from its mother.
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Can you explain stray's meaning, please?
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Mongol
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Meaning of the verb "stray" #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 17, 2005 19:00 pm   Meaning of the verb "stray"
 

Hello,

The verb "stray" means not to walk on the right way, to take the wrong direction. If you stray from the road, it means that you are on the wrong road and you may get lost.
In this example the meaning is that the puppy is not with its mother and is maybe lost, because it went the wrong direction and not after its mother.

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