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astray

  
1    If you are led astray by someone or something, you behave badly or foolishly because of them.  
lead someone astray      phrase   V inflects  
The judge thought he'd been led astray by older children.     
2    If someone or something leads you astray, they make you believe something which is not true, causing you to make a wrong decision.  
lead someone astray      phrase   V inflects   (=mislead)  
We drove east to Rostock, where my map led me astray.     
3    If something goes astray, it gets lost while it is being taken or sent somewhere.  
go astray             phrase   V inflects  
Many items of mail being sent to her have gone astray.     
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astray  
1    If you are led astray by someone or something, you behave badly or foolishly because of them.  
lead someone astray      phrase   V inflects  
The judge thought he'd been led astray by older children.     
2    If someone or something leads you astray, they make you believe something which is not true, causing you to make a wrong decision.  
lead someone astray      phrase   V inflects   (=mislead)  
We drove east to Rostock, where my map led me astray.     
3    If something goes astray, it gets lost while it is being taken or sent somewhere.  
go astray      phrase   V inflects  
Many items of mail being sent to her have gone astray.     

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astray

  

      adj  
      adv  
1    adrift, afield, amiss, lost, off, off course, off the mark, off the right track, off the subject  
2    into error, into sin, to the bad, wrong  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
n.
go fast, move very quickly
exp.
deteriorate very quickly
id.
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
exp.
go out in the street to protest
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
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