Astray

usgb/əˈstreɪ/Volume
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Physical DirectionPlay
Use 'astray' when someone loses their way, often in a literal, physical sense. SlideThe hikers went astray in the dense forest.
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Plans FailPlay
'Astray' is used when plans or actions deviate from the intended goal. SlideOur project went astray after the funding was cut.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Metaphorically, 'astray' can describe decisions or thoughts not aligning with one's values. SlideWithout guidance, his ideals went astray.