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astray (uh STRAY) (adverb); more astray, most astray
1. Gone in the wrong direction, disoriented: Damian and Sherie went astray in town and arrived late for their appointment.
2. Following misinformation, gone off track: During their investigation, the police were led astray with false data.
3. Etymology: astray is finally derived from Latin extra-, "out of bounds" + vagari, "to wander". Other English words; such as, vague and vagrant are also related to Latin vagari.

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