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Stray

DEFINITION

Morally wayward. Lose one’s direction in life. The word indicates that one has made a decision contrary to legal or socially-accepted mores. A religious leader might suggest you have strayed from your religious roots, a wife might discover her husband has strayed from their wedding vows. (Compare to Wicked ways or Come to no good.)

“The more often you hang out with those boys, the more you stray from becoming successful.”

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