Definition of "wade" [wade]

  • To walk in or through water or something else that similarly impedes normal movement. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make one's way arduously: waded through a boring report. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cross or pass through (water, for example) with difficulty: wade a swift creek. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of wading. (noun)
  • In To plunge into, begin, or attack resolutely and energetically: waded into the task. (phrasal-verb)
  • To walk with the feet immersed in (water, a stream, etc) (verb)

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  • To proceed with difficulty (verb)
  • To attack energetically (verb)
  • The act or an instance of wading (noun)

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Use "wade" in a sentence
  • "I do agree that Roe v. wade is a hard decision to defend."
  • "If roe v. wade is overturned, no more republicans … sounds good to me."
  • "Aside from the disaster of overturning roe v wade, which is a very likely scenario if McCain wins and appoints an anti-choice judge, I think obama is more likely to appoint a justice who might actually be representative of a slice of america not presently represented on the court."