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v. per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates
1. To walk through.
2. To inspect (an area) on foot.
To walk about; roam or stroll.
[Latin perambulāre, perambulāt- : per-, per- + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]
per·am′bu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
1. to walk about (a place)
2. (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
[C16: from Latin perambulāre to traverse, from per through + ambulāre to walk]
v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to walk through, about, or over; traverse.
2. to examine or inspect the boundaries of by walking through.v.i.
3. to stroll.
[1560–70; < Latin perambulātus, past participle of perambulāre to walk through]
per•am′bu•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
Past participle: perambulated
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|Verb||1.||perambulate - make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property); "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"|
inspect - look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
|2.||perambulate - walk with no particular goal; "we were walking around in the garden"; "after breakfast, she walked about in the park"|
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"