Over the Christmas and New Year holiday I had plenty of time to wade in on many discussions either on ‘linkedin’ or various news websites. This is partly why I have this week chosen this verb: to wade.
‘To wade’: regular verb
1: walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance
The couple waded through the water to get to safety. (see picture above)
2: To wade through something: read laboriously through
I waded through ‘War and Peace’.
3: To wade in (as used in my introduction) (informal): intervene in something or attack someone vigorously or forcefully
I waded in on many discussions.
Ethymology: Old English wadan ‘move onward,’ also ‘penetrate,’ from a Germanic word meaning ‘go (through),’ from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vadere ‘go,’ as in vade mecum.
There are also two nouns (countable):
1: Wade(s): The act of wading
a: A type of bird that wades (verb meaning 1) (see picture below)
b: High waterproof boots worn by anglers. (see picture below)