wander off

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w>wander off

(= go off)weggehen, davonziehen (geh); to wander off coursevom Kurs abkommen; he wandered off into one of his fantasieser geriet wieder ins Fantasieren or Phantasieren; he must have wandered off somewhereer muss (doch) irgendwohin verschwunden sein
(inf: = leave) → allmählich or langsam gehen
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When Ole was cultivating his corn that summer, he used to get discouraged in the field, tie up his team, and wander off to wherever Lena Lingard was herding.
The matter being settled, they were once more put on shore: the sailors, producing raisins and tobacco, leant upon the rail and watched the six English, whose coats and dresses looked so strange upon the green, wander off.
Children who wander off are found by either Royal Oman Police (ROP) officers or citizens and brought to the information centre at the venue run by Muscat Municipality.
The parent's unit can activate the child's unit to sound an alarm which will help locate them if they wander off.
Prosecutor Bernard Thorogood said Hilda Fairweather had dementia and was known to wander off.
He and his partner Emma want to know how little Lisa, three, was able to get out of her Golcar nursery and wander off alone.
In response to comments on TS14 reporting on a child bitten by a dog, Kitty, said: "Sometimes kids like to wander off it happens all the time.
All the more reason to savor these treasures today -- perhaps to wander off on a trail just after dawn and ponder the magnificence of the hardy survivors that remain.
I liked the fact that after Moore had punched someone, he'd immediately take a comb out, sort his haircut and wander off
A DEVICE has been invented to help parents find their children if they wander off while out shopping, it emerged today.
Having already paid through the nose for your daily ticket you can't watch a couple of hours play, wander off for a spot of lunch, show your stub and wander back in.
Before long, they wander off, meeting new creatures and finding exciting adventures.