Definition of saunter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

saunter

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they saunter
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntər//
 
he / she / it saunters
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntərz//
 
past simple sauntered
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntərd//
 
past participle sauntered
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntərd//
 
-ing form sauntering
BrE BrE//ˈsɔːntərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːntərɪŋ//
 
Position and movement
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk in a slow relaxed way synonym stroll He sauntered by, looking as if he had all the time in the world. See related entries: Position and movement Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘to muse, wonder’): of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 17th cent.Extra examples He sauntered casually through the door. She sauntered in fifteen minutes late. She sauntered over and said hello. Rod sauntered by, looking as if he had all the time in the world. She smiled and sauntered casually away.

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