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

 

stroll

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//strəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stroll
BrE BrE//strəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊl//
 
he / she / it strolls
BrE BrE//strəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊlz//
 
past simple strolled
BrE BrE//strəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊld//
 
past participle strolled
BrE BrE//strəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊld//
 
-ing form strolling
BrE BrE//ˈstrəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstroʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way People were strolling along the beach. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘roam as a vagrant’): probably from German strollen, strolchen, from Strolch ‘vagabond’, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples He hummed to himself as he strolled leisurely through the streets. They strolled down to the canal. He strolled over to where Sue was sitting. I strolled through the market stalls, stopping occasionally. People were strolling around in the grounds. We can’t have students strolling in whenever they feel like it.
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