Stroll Stroll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strolling}.] [Cf. Dan. stryge to stroll, Sw. stryka to stroke, to ramble, dial. Sw. strykel one who strolls about, Icel. strj?ka to stroke, D. struikelen to stumble, G. straucheln. Cf. {Struggle}.] To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove. [1913 Webster]

These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To rove; roam; range; stray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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