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Definition 1: to make a mistake or be incorrect - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for err in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of err ) remember incorrectly

"I misremembered the date"

(... is a kind of err ) make an error

"She slipped up and revealed the name"

(... is a kind of err ) judge incorrectly

(... is a kind of err ) be deceived, duped, or entrapped by

"He fell for her charms" "He fell for the con man's story"

Definition 2: wander from a direct course or at random - [verb of motion]

Samples where err or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
  • don't drift from the set course

Synonyms for err in the sense of this definition

(err is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(err has a similar meaning as ...) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

"The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They rolled from town to town"

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