wander off


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wander off (from someone or something)

To leave, depart, or stray (from someone or something) in a meandering, ambling manner. I thought the kid was still right next to me, but he must have wandered off while I wasn't looking. We started getting bored, so we wandered off from the hotel to see if anything interesting was happening in the city. It's really easy to get lost in this town, so please don't wander off on your own!
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wander off

(from someone or something) Go to wander away (from someone or something).
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When trainers wander off, tigers, please do not stay tame.
From the galleries, corridors wander off into outstretched wings of various classrooms, administration and practice rooms, where the mood gradually becomes more introverted and concentrated.
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His dancers search the skies and wander off, leaving a solitary woman standing.
Amos and his colleagues suggest that males find mates when two pods intermingle- boaters have observed aggregations of more than 1,000 pilot whales - or that the males may occasionally wander off for a brief mating foray.
Children who wander off are found by either Royal Oman Police (ROP) officers or citizens and brought to the information centre at the venue run by Muscat Municipality.
He and his partner Emma want to know how little Lisa, three, was able to get out of her Golcar nursery and wander off alone.
In response to comments on TS14 reporting on a child bitten by a dog, Kitty, said: "Sometimes kids like to wander off it happens all the time.
Aged just five, he managed to wander off from North Fawdon Primary School during his lunch break.
Children so young should never be allowed to wander off unsupervised.'
Just seven days after Manchester United had been humiliated, they allowed Charlton to wander off with maximum points from a dire contest to wreck home hopes of a fourth successive Premiership win for the first time in a decade.
One's natural inclination to wander off and inspect is dynamised in the hall at Huelva by the architect's manipulation of plane and light.
The Alzheimer's Society said the plan could empower patients by giving them more freedom to wander off and could help families care for patients for longer.
they take in a small amount, get a smile on their face and wander off into the sunset.
Neutered males, for example, are less likely to wander off, sustain injuries through fighting or become involved in a traffic accident.