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Definition of meander verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they meander
    he / she / it meanders
    past simple meandered
    -ing form meandering
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a river, road, etc.) to curve a lot rather than being in a straight line The stream meanders slowly down to the river.
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk slowly and change direction often, especially without a particular aim synonym wander They meandered around the old town admiring the architecture.
  3. 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a conversation, discussion, etc.) to develop slowly and change subject often, in a way that makes it boring or difficult to understand
meander noun
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the meanders of a river