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Language: Old English
Origin: wadan

wade

verb
     
wade [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
to walk through water that is not deep

wade in

phrasal verb
1 to enter a discussion, argument etc in a forceful and annoying way, often without thinking about the possible results:
I wish you wouldn't always wade in with your opinion.
2 to move forward and attack someone:
The police waded into the crowd swinging sticks.

wade through something

phrasal verb
to read or deal with a lot of boring papers or written work:
Each day Parkin wades through lengthy court reports.
WORD FOCUS: walk WORD FOCUS: walk
stroll in a relaxed way for pleasure
wander
with no aim or direction
stride
in a confident or angry way
march
soldiers
hike
for long distances in the countryside or the mountains
tiptoe
very quietly
wade
through water
stagger
in an unsteady way because you are drunk or injured
limp
with difficulty because one leg is painful or injured
walk

See also
walk

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