find one's way

find one's way
phrasal
1.
a. : to make one's way by searching, inquiry, or trial and error : manage to reach some destination

could not find his way to my house

found his way to the pantry in total darkness

b. : to go to or reach some place by or as if by chance or after an interval of wandering

maybe fur traders found their way to California — R.A.Billington

when the white men first found their way to this continent

: move along a certain route or path

the waters find their way … through the lake's outlet — Tom Marvel

2. : to be carried or brought to some place

the tapestry was cut into three sections … and the various parts found their separate ways to the U.S. — Time

: obtain entrance : enter

dozens of curious little crackpot movements found their way into the curriculum — Martin Gardner

3. : to end up

a considerable portion of … the land grants … found its way into the hands of private speculators — American Guide Series: Oregon


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  • To come one's way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come one's way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go one's way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go one's way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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