To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course
To walk for pleasure; to amble or saunter.
To talk or write incessantly, unclearly, or incoherently, with many digressions.
Francine has a tendency to ramble when it gets to be late in the evening.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To wander (Anglo-Saxon windan, wind) is to move in an indefinite or indeterminate way which may or may not be a departure from a prescribed way; to deviate (Latin de, from, and via, a way) is to turn from a prescribed or right way, physically, mentally, or morally, usually in an unfavorable sense; to diverge (Latin di, apart, and vergo, incline, tend) is to turn from a course previously followed or that something else follows, and has no unfavorable implication; to digress (Latin di, apart, aside, and gradior, step) is used only with reference to speaking or writing; to err is used of intellectual or moral action, and of the moral with primary reference to the intellectual, an error being viewed as in some degree due to ignorance. Range, roam, and rove imply the traversing of considerable, often of vast, distances of land or sea; range commonly implies a purpose; as, cattle range for food; a hunting-dog ranges a field for game. Roam and rove are often purposeless, and always without definite aim. To swerve or veer is to turn suddenly from a prescribed or previous course, and often but momentarily; veer is more capricious and repetitious; the horse swerves at the flash of a sword; the wind veers; the ship veers with the wind. To stray is to go in a somewhat purposeless way aside from the regular path or usual limits or abode, usually with unfavorable implication; cattle stray from their pastures; an author strays from his subject; one strays from the path of virtue. Stray is in most uses a lighter word than wander. Ramble, in its literal use, is always a word of pleasant suggestion, but in its figurative use always somewhat contemptuous; as, rambling talk.
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an aimless amble on a winding course
ramble on, ramble, jogverb
continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
"This novel rambles on and jogs"
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondverb
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"
roam, project, hustle, wrap, verify, spue, redact, affirm, drift, draw, cast off, wave, array, assert, wander, cheat on, mold, float, cast, put, twine, slog, turn over, avow, cheat, throw away, frame, place, roll up, seethe, pasture, crop, vomit up, browse, chuck, mould, roll, throw up, contrive, retch, purge, rate, betray, tramp, disgorge, swear, plod, meander, flap, blow, lay out, pad, shed, wheel, shake off, barf, graze, weave, stray, wind, range, vagabond, swan, rank, grade, couch, thread, pluck, freewheel, rove, be adrift, regurgitate, cuckold, throw off, straddle, throw, cat, vomit, ramble on, revolve, order, hurtle, spew, honk, roll out, regorge, drop, set out, aver, run, jog, hurl, trudge, err, upchuck, footslog, be sick, undulate, digress, sick, divagate, puke
"the boys were sprawling around in gym class"
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The first technology was good and I enjoyed the the book as a whole but the second tetralogy gradually seem to to ramble with sexual visuals but we're not very sane because as it got into the second book of that cat trilogy I suddenly realised that he wasn't really making much sense and I suddenly found myself being rather disappointed because the last thing I wanted to do was to find out that he was not mentally fit and although I'm not a psychologist professionally I've studied enough psychology to be able to tell when somebody is mentally unfit and I'm probably mentally unfit myself to some degree but not to that degree and impact has become a a celibate through an obsession of hygiene. I hope I'm wrong but I think I might well be right about him and I would like to know if there's any evidence that would gainsay what I have just said and will be left forever answer why he seemed to end up babbling rather than writing in that last book which incidentally I'm afraid I threw out because I didn't really like the back but I felt this feeling! But I knew I could never read it again!
You don't want to ramble. Have a quick 30-second explainer of what you do so they understand, and follow up with a question... everyone likes to talk about themselves.
I think I was just scared, when you're alone in the Ramble, you don't know what's happening. It's not excusable, it's not defensible.
I think I was just scared, when you're alone in the Central Park Ramble, you don't know what's happening. Central Park Ramble's not excusable, Central Park Ramble's not defensible.
I marveled at the way the 8a meeting would sometimes have big debates and we'd all jump in with thoughts and ideas and ramble all over the place, and then, at the end -- or sometimes in the middle if he wanted to move on -- Manuel would bring it all together with just one sentence or direction that was always better than everything we'd been rabbiting about.
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