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wade

wade

 
 
pronunciation:
weId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: waded, wades, wading
definition 1: to walk in water or something else that makes movement slower or more difficult.
The soldiers waded slowly through the tall grass.
 
definition 2: to move ahead slowly or with difficulty (often followed by "through").
She waded through the pile of papers, searching for his letter.
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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