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Definition of "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)

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 "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."