AskDefine | Define perambulate

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1 make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property); "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"
2 walk with no particular goal; "we were walking around in the garden"; "after breakfast, she walked about in the park" [syn: walk about, walk around]

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  • /pərˈæmbjəˌleɪt/


  1. To walk about, roam or stroll.
  2. To inspect (an area) on foot.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambulate, ankle, circumambulate, course, cover, do, foot, foot it, go over, hoof it, jaywalk, jog on, leg, leg it, measure, overpass, pace, pad, parade, pass over, pass through, patrol, pedestrianize, peregrinate, pererrate, peripateticate, ply, promenade, range, range over, reconnoiter, scour, scour the country, scout, shuffle along, step, stretch the legs, stride, stump it, sweep, take a stretch, take a walk, track, traipse, transit, travel over, travel through, traverse, tread, voyage, walk
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