Variant of wade
- to walk through any substance, as water, mud, snow, sand, tall grass, etc., that offers resistance
- to walk about in shallow water, as for amusement
- to go forward with effort or difficulty: to wade through a long report
- ☆ Informal to move energetically into action; attack with vigor: with in or into
- Obsolete to go; proceed; pass
Origin: Middle English waden from OE, to go, akin to German waten, to wade from Indo-European base an unverified form wādh-, to go, stride forward from source Classical Latin vadere, to go, vadare, to wade
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