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wander

[won′dər]
Etymology: AS, wandrian
1 to move about purposelessly.
2 to cause to move back and forth in an exploratory manner; for example, in inserting an intrauterine catheter, the tip of the inserter usually must be wandered around the fetal head in the cervix to find a space through which the catheter may be passed upward into the uterus.
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The legislation, which passed the Senate by voice vote in the 114th Congress, is named in honor of two young boys diagnosed with autism who wandered away from supervised settings and drowned.
Has Mom ever wandered away in a store while you were shopping?
Sixteen sheep were killed on Wednesday evening when cars ploughed into a herd that wandered onto the motorway near Pissouri, police said.
In the new study, people's minds wandered more often to pleasant topics than to unpleasant or neutral topics.
Ian Pringle, prosecuting, said Chad, from Halesowen, had gone to the pool with father Brian and his four-year-old brother and while Mr Mole's attention was on his younger son, Chad wandered off.
lt;The tribes wandered in the desert for forty years.
The PHS was first notified about the deer when it wandered into a residential area, but it appears to have panicked and headed downtown.
They were all the wiser for it when they wandered out, having worked out what it was they believed in and better prepared for the future they would build in the promised land (and totally done with all that golden calf business).
Deluded, dehydrated, mad, Heck wandered toward a tree at the edge of the playa, across the railroad tracks, and approached Trego hot springs.
Because all staff members are informed of an incident and know exactly who has wandered before they arrive, everyone can help monitor residents and respond to any incident.
The bullock then broke through another hedge into a different garden on Brookside and wandered up the road to the doctor's surgery.