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Meaning of astray

a•stray

Pronunciation: (u-strā'), [key]
— adv., adj.
  1. out of the right way; off the correct or known road, path, or route: Despite specific instructions, they went astray and got lost.
  2. away from that which is right; into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought: They were led astray by their lust for money.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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