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Definition of wade verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wade
    he / she / it wades
    past simple waded
    -ing form wading
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] to walk or stand with no shoes or socks in shallow water in the ocean, a lake, etc.
  3. Phrasal Verbswade inwade through something
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