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      vb   intr  
1    to wander away, as from the correct path or from a given area  
2    to wander haphazardly  
3    to digress from the point, lose concentration, etc.  
4    to deviate from certain moral standards  
a    a domestic animal, fowl, etc., that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost  
b    (as modifier)  
stray dogs     
6    a lost or homeless person, esp. a child  
waifs and strays     
7    an isolated or random occurrence, specimen, etc., that is out of place or outside the usual pattern  
8    scattered, random, or haphazard  
a stray bullet grazed his thigh     
     (C14: from Old French estraier, from Vulgar Latin estragare (unattested), from Latin extra- outside + vagari to roam; see astray, extravagant, stravaig)  
  strayer      n  
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1    deviate, digress, diverge, get off the point, get sidetracked, go off at a tangent, ramble  
2    be abandoned or lost, drift, err, go astray, lose one's way, meander, range, roam, rove, straggle, wander  
3    abandoned, homeless, lost, roaming, vagrant  
4    accidental, chance, erratic, freak, odd, random, scattered  

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strays, stray capacitance, strawy, strays

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