stroll


stroll
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noun
ADJECTIVE
little, quick, short
five-minute, etc.

The bars are only a ten-minute stroll away.

casual, easy (esp. BrE), gentle (esp. BrE), leisurely, long
pleasant
moonlit, romantic
midnight, night-time
afternoon, evening, lunchtime (esp. BrE), morning, etc.
daily
Sunday
VERB + STROLL
be out for, enjoy, go for, go out for, take

They took a leisurely stroll along the river bank.

PHRASES
a stroll away (esp. BrE)

The beach is only a short stroll away.

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verb
ADVERB
casually, leisurely, slowly
about (esp. BrE), around, away, back, down, over, etc.

They strolled down to the canal.

PREPOSITION
across, along, around, through, etc.

He hummed to himself as he strolled leisurely through the streets.

Stroll is used with these nouns as the object: ↑street

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroll — [strəul US stroul] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from [i]German dialect strollen] to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way stroll down/over/along ▪ We were strolling along, laughing and joking. >stroll n ▪ They went for a stroll in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroll — [strōl] vi. [Early ModE strowl, prob. < Swiss Ger dial. strolen, var. of strolchen, to stroll < Ger strolch, vagabond, rascal, altered < It astrologo, astrologer] 1. to walk in an idle, leisurely manner; saunter 2. to go from place to… …   English World dictionary

  • Stroll — Stroll, n. A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroll — (v.) c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal Ger. strollen, variant of Ger. strolchen to stroll, loaf, from strolch vagabond, vagrant, also fortuneteller, perhaps from It. astrologo astrologer. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stroll — stroll·er; stroll; …   English syllables

  • stroll — [n] lazy walk airing, breath of fresh air*, constitutional, cruise, excursion, promenade, ramble, saunter, turn; concept 151 Ant. run stroll [v] walk along lazily amble, cruise, drift, gallivant, linger, make one’s way*, mope*, mosey*, promenade …   New thesaurus

  • stroll on! — An exclamation of surprise, disbelief (often used ironically) • • • Main Entry: ↑stroll …   Useful english dictionary

  • stroll — index perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stroll — vb *saunter, amble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stroll — ► VERB 1) walk in a leisurely way. 2) informal achieve a sporting victory easily. ► NOUN 1) a short leisurely walk. 2) informal a victory easily achieved. ORIGIN originally in the sense «roam as a vagrant»: probably from German strollen, from… …   English terms dictionary


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