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meander

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
meanderme‧an‧der /miˈændə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive]  1 TURNif a river, stream, road etc meanders, it has a lot of bends rather than going in a straight linemeander along/across/down etc The river meandered gently along the valley floor.2 [always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way rather than take the most direct way possiblemeander along/through etc Cows still meander through these villages.3 (also meander on)TALK TO somebody if a conversation or piece of writing meanders on, it is too long and has no purpose or structuremeanderings noun [plural] his aimless meanderings through Europemeander noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
meanderThe orbital motion of the earth provided a causal explanation for why the planets appeared to meander across the sky.The narrow trail began at the end of the campground and meandered alongside Lime Kiln Creek.Ari and I meandered around the shops in Innsbruck.From Mission Peak, the trail meanders eastward into Sunol Park.To his left ran a modest lane which meandered northward to several small villages.The movie's plot meanders on and on.Yanto's mind was busy as he meandered slowly through the leafy lanes towards Purton.The filaments themselves are forked at various places and often meander wildly.meander along/across/down etcA handsome man, clean-shaven and thoughtful, in a Barbour jacket meandered along after them.Old Aeschylus, alone and far from home, tottered along a dirt pathway which meandered down between the yellow Sicilian fields.Visitors to Hannover soon find themselves crossing a painted red line meandering across pavements and squares.These consisted of a vague meander across the fields surrounding the company premises, along a route apparently chOsen by Ralph.The orbital motion of the earth provided a causal explanation for why the planets appeared to meander across the sky.meander along/through etcA handsome man, clean-shaven and thoughtful, in a Barbour jacket meandered along after them.Many miles of paths meander through beautiful woodland, parkland and alongside lochs and rivers.I do not have the time to spare to meander through mountains.Every raw material meanders thrOugh such a network.Today a gentle meander through the horrors of rail privatisation.As the demonstrations had meandered through the week and across the campus, their purpose seemed to change.
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Verb table
meander
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymeander
he, she, itmeanders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymeandered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave meandered
he, she, ithas meandered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad meandered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill meander
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have meandered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam meandering
he, she, itis meandering
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you, we, theyare meandering
Past
I, he, she, itwas meandering
you, we, theywere meandering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been meandering
he, she, ithas been meandering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been meandering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be meandering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been meandering
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