To wend means to choose a path and then walk that path. The path may not always be the fastest route, but at least it should get you there. Eventually.

It’s always good to have a goal, and that’s true with wending. You know where you want to go, so you wend your way there. You’ll notice that wend looks like the verb wind, and they both come from the same Old English wendan, which means “to turn, depart.” When you wend, you may take curvy, windy roads, a more scenic route, some detours and side alleys, just for fun. But don’t wend too much or you’ll be late.

Definitions of wend

v direct one's course or way

wend your way through the crowds”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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