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amble

am·ble

amble

 
 
pronunciation:
aem bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ambled, ambles, ambling
definition: to walk at an easy, leisurely pace; stroll.
We ambled through the meadow, enjoying the summer breeze.
 
synonyms:
mosey, saunter, stroll, walk
antonyms:
gallop, scurry
similar words:
meander, ramble, traipse
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part of speech: noun
definition: a slow, easy gait, esp. of a horse.
We watched the amble of the horses as they neared the barn.
synonyms:
saunter, stroll, walk
similar words:
jaunt, meander, pace, ramble
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derivations: amblingly (adv.), ambler (n.)
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