Verb > Wade

Verb – Wade

1 : to walk through water

(no object)

We waded into the ocean.

I jumped off the boat and waded back to shore.

(US) They took off their sandals and waded (=(British) paddled) at the edge of the pond.

(+ object)

They waded the river. (=they crossed the river by walking through the water)

2 a : to move or proceed with difficulty

(no object)

Police waded into the crowd.

We waded through the crowded bus station.

It took several weeks to wade through all the evidence.

(+ object)

We waded our way through the crowd.

2 b (no object) : to become involved in a discussion, situation, activity, etc., in a forceful, direct, or careless way — usually + in or into

Most politicians would have tried to avoid the subject, but he waded right in.

She waded right into their argument.