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drift, lag, loiter, ramble, range, roam, rove, spread, stray, string out, trail, wander  
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  ( 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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