drift, lag, loiter, ramble, range, roam, rove, spread, stray, string out, trail, wander
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straggle ( straggles 3rd person present) ( straggling present participle) ( straggled past tense & past participle )
1 verb If people straggle somewhere, they move there slowly, in small groups with large, irregular gaps between them.
They came straggling up the cliff road... V prep/adv
2 verb If a small quantity of things straggle over an area, they cover it in an uneven or untidy way.
Her grey hair straggled in wisps about her face... V prep
They were beyond the last straggling suburbs now. V-ing
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