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wade

wade

 
pronunciation:
weId
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
wade in, wade into
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: waded, wades, wading
definition 1: to walk in water or another substance that partially envelops one's legs, thereby hindering movement.
The soldiers waded slowly through the tall grass.
 
definition 2: to play in shallow water.
Children are wading in the pool.
definition 3: to advance slowly or with difficulty (often fol. by through).
She waded through the pile of documents, searching for his letter.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cross by wading; ford.
The troops had to wade the river.
phrase: wade in
phrase: wade into
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of wading.
derivation: wadable (wadeable) (adj.)
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The words wade and weighed (past tense of the verb "weigh") sound alike but have different meanings.
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