wade

n.

  1. Woad.
  2. The act of wading.

v. i.

  1. To go; to move forward.
  2. To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.
  3. Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.

v. t.

  1. To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps.