I could hear the speaker, but my thoughts were roaming.
Roamed the streets.
Her gaze roamed the beach.
To roam the streets.
An example of roam is aimlessly walking through the forest.
An example of roam is window shopping while waiting for a friend.
Origin of roam
- Middle English romen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English romen, from Old English *rāmian, from Proto-Germanic *raimōnan (“to wander"), from *raim- (“to move, raise"), from Proto-Indo-European *rÄ«-, *reyw-, *(o)reyǝ- (“to move, lift, flow"). Akin to Old English ārÇ£man "to arise, stand up, lift up", Old High German rāmÄ“n (“to aim") (> archaic German rahmen (“to strive")), Middle Dutch rammen "to night-wander, copulate", rammelen "to wander about, ramble". More at ramble