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Definition of "peregrinate" [per•e•gri•nate]

  • To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel through or over; traverse. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peregrinate" in a sentence
  • "Every summer, people who use "summer" as a verb dutifully peregrinate here to the middle of nowhere and take up residence in crumbling ancestral 30-room shingle cottages, although they can't quite remember why."
  • "After a crowded, madcap, lemon-scented kind of year, it's nice to have the broad, empty expanses of a new year ahead on which to plot, plan and peregrinate."
  • "He is too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it were, too peregrinate, as I may call it."