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a·stray

 (ə-strā′)
adv.
1. Away from the correct path or direction: an improperly addressed letter that went astray.
2. Away from the right or good, as in thought or behavior; straying to or into wrong or evil ways.

[Middle English, from Old French estraie, past participle of estraier, to stray; see stray.]

a·stray′ adj.
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astray

(əˈstreɪ)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. out of the correct path or direction
2. out of the right, good, or expected way; into error
[C13: from Old French estraie roaming, from estraier to stray]
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a•stray

(əˈstreɪ)

adv., adj.
1. out of the right way; off the correct or known path or route: to go astray and get lost.
2. away from that which is right; into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought: to be led astray.
[1250–1300; Middle English astraye < Anglo-French *astraié, Old French estraié, past participle of estraier; see stray]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.astray - away from the right path or directionastray - away from the right path or direction; "he was led astray"
2.astray - far from the intended targetastray - far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
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astray

adjective & adverb off the right track, adrift, off course, off the mark, amiss Many items of mail being sent to her have gone astray.
lead someone astray lead into sin, lead into error, lead into bad ways, lead into wrong, lead off the straight and narrow The judge thought he'd been led astray by others.
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astray

adverb
Not in the right way or on the proper course:
adjective
1. Unable to find the correct way or place to go:
2. Not in accordance with what is usual or expected:
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Translations
شارِد، تائِه، ضال
z cestyzbloudilý
gå tabtlede på afveje
téves irányba
tÿndur, sem hefur fariî afleiîis
klaidingaipaklydęs
nomaldījies
zablúdený
kaybolmuşkayıpyolunu şaşırmış

astray

[əˈstreɪ] ADV
1. (lit) to go astray (= get lost) → extraviarse
2. (fig) to go astray (= make a mistake) → equivocarse; (morally) → ir por mal camino
to lead sb astrayllevar a algn por mal camino
I was led astray by his voicesu voz me despistó
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astray

[əˈstreɪ] adv
to go astray (= become lost) [person, object] → s'égarer (fig) [person] → quitter le droit chemin
to go astray in one's calculations → faire fausse route dans ses calculs
to lead sb astray (= corrupt) → détourner qn du droit chemin (= mislead) → mettre qn sur une fausse piste
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

astray

adjverloren; to go astray (person) (lit)vom Weg abkommen; (fig: morally) → vom rechten Weg abkommen, auf Abwege geraten; (letter, object)verloren gehen; (= go wrong: in argument etc) → irregehen; to lead somebody astray (fig)jdn vom rechten Weg abbringen; (= mislead)jdn irreführen
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astray

[əˈstreɪ] adv to go astrayperdere la strada, smarrirsi, perdersi; (morally) → mettersi su una cattiva strada, traviarsi
to go astray in one's calculations → sbagliare i calcoli
to lead sb astray → portare qn su una cattiva strada
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

astray

(əˈstrei) adjective, adverb
away from the right direction; missing, lost. The letter has gone astray; We were led astray by the inaccurate map.
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If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray?
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