- 1[intransitive, transitive] to walk with an effort through something, especially water or mud (+ adv./prep.) He waded into the water to push the boat out. Sometimes they had to wade waist-deep through mud. They waded the river at a shallow point.
- 2 [intransitive] to walk or stand with no shoes or socks in shallow water in the ocean, a lake, etc. Phrasal Verbswade inwade through something
NAmE//weɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wade
he / she / it wades
past simple waded
-ing form wading