stray onto

stray onto something

to wander onto an area, such as a parcel of land. Your cows strayed onto my land and ate my marigolds! If your horse strays onto my land one more time, it's my horse!
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The B4295 has some sharp bends and long straights, and cattle and common-grazing animals sometimes stray onto the carriageway.
Neighbourhood policing officer for Ovenden Kim McCloskey said: "If kids leave school with no qualifi-cations, there's the chance for them to stray onto the wrong path and get into anti-social behaviour but hopefully this course could give them some focus.
Saudi lawyers are calling for owners of camels that stray onto roads in the Kingdom, causing a major nuisance for road users, to be penalised.
WARNINGS signs that dogs will be shot if they stray onto private land have sparked fears.
It is mandatory for owners to hire an overseer to monitor their cattle and make sure that animals don't stray onto roads and highways.
Apart from pot holes, road works, speed bumps and the occasional rogue cyclist, drivers also have to look out for the growing menace of the walking texters - people who stray onto the road while texting away oblivious of all traffic.
A council spokesman said: "On those occasions where unaccompanied cats or dogs stray onto roads and are killed by a passing vehicle, the council will make arrangements to collect the deceased animal and transport it to the Pets At Peace Crematorium where it is checked for microchip or other identification and held for a period of time to see if the owner comes forward.
Anyone who thinks it's a good idea to stray onto the tracks should think again.
These leaves let the plants trap and digest worms, and possibly other creatures, that stray onto their sticky surfaces in the soil.
Motorists who stray onto the lanes will be fined Rs 2,000 and their vehicles will be impounded.
Northumbria Police officers were also at the scene to ensure members of the public using local coastal footpaths did not stray onto the site.
A REMARKABLE UK accident statistic is that an estimated 74,000 drivers a year crash in to deer that stray onto roads, with 80 per cent being in England.
Several cars, including world champion Sebastien Loeb's, were pelted with stones while local police were called in after receiving reports that boulders had been placed on the course and fences cut down allowing cattle to stray onto the track.
But railway chiefs urged photographers to keep on platforms and not stray onto the track to take photos and to heed any instructions given by staff.
Yet DIKO (echoed by Evroko) immediately reacted, saying President Christofias had no right to express the Republic's foreign policy jointly with the Turkish Cypriot leader, that the talks should confine themselves to the matter at hand and not stray onto foreign territory, and that this was just handing political capital to the Turks who would exploit it as a sign of equal sovereignty.