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ROVE, verb intransitive [Latin rapio.]

To wander; to ramble; to range; to go, move or pass without certain direction in any manner, by walking, riding, flying or otherwise.

For who has power to walk, has power to rove

ROVE, verb transitive To wander over; as roving a field; roving the town. This is an elliptical form of expression, for roving over, through or about the town.

ROVE, verb transitive To draw a thread, string or cord through an eye or aperture.