n. a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons); "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of followers"
straggle, sprawl
v. go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; "Branches straggling out quite far"
straggle, digress, depart, sidetrack
v. wander from a direct or straight course
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v. become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
coquette, coquet, chat up, mash, philander, romance, butterfly, dally, flirt
v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
spread out, string out
v. set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the houses were strung out in a long row"
v. go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
stir, arouse
v. to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
v. stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"
v. move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
fall back
v. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
linger, tarry
v. leave slowly and hesitantly
get out, go out, leave, exit
v. move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
spread out, scatter, dissipate, disperse
v. move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
v. move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"
v. shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"
spread out, expand
v. extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
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