Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of traipse.

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Examples

  • That small investment could save time in traipsing back and forth to government offices and waiting around .... when you could be better spending your time enjoying your vacation.

    Getting Married In Mexico

  • Never been to Ipswich but I do recall traipsing across Carlisle in the snow in my bare feet as I couldn't walk in my 4 heels - sounds like you had a great time.

    Fabulousness and Friends

  • But if the idea of traipsing around to find the ideal places to eat and drink doesn't appeal to you, a concierge service is on hand as soon as you dock at the harbor.

    CNN.com

  • If the idea of traipsing through a desolate gallery drenches you in a cold sweat, art openings are the way to go.

    Colorado Springs Independent

  • While the idea of traipsing around the tropics in search of exotic fruit is perhaps seductive (and in keeping with the spirit of gourmet-adventurism that has recently become so chic), the juxtaposition between this FPP and the one just below it (on Daewoo's attempts to purchase half of Madagascar's land to grow corn for export back to Korea) is suggestive (vis-à-vis the global politics of food).

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Although Poirot detests the idea of traipsing around after clues and villains, he often finds himself without any other option, and so acts a great deal more like Holmes, although he claims to think more like Dupin.

    Serendip's Exchange -

  • Palmer became irritated on the stand when he described how police officers who arrived at the scene began "traipsing" through the area where the skull had been found and, in his opinion, were not taking the scene seriously.

    Dog walker who found Levy's remains testifies in murder trial

  • Ms. LATIFAH: I want every day to be, you know, life for the living, not just kind of traipsing through it - existing.

    Queen Latifah Tunes into 'Trav'lin' Light'

  • Figured a Barbie would do for her, but couldn’t stomach the idea of traipsing around Wal-Mart.

    Fallout

  • Marilla thought Anne was too worked up about it and had plenty to do with getting ready for college without "traipsing" to Echo Lodge two days out of three helping Miss Lavendar.

    Anne of Avonlea

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  • Walking aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal. Perhaps a more animated form of drift.

    January 5, 2009