Is the expression "traipse up the steps" just synonym of walking up the steps? Is there any other connotation to the verb traipse?
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'Traipsing' usually connotes travel without a clear plan although there may be a higher-level purpose in play.
I had a purpose (finding a gift) but I had no plan for my travel and wound up going from one store to another in seemingly random fashion.
In your example, I would expect kids to 'traipse' up and down stairs more so than adults.
Why is it that we get so many questions where we’re expected to look something up in the dictionary because the OP couldn’t be troubled to do themself? Sigh.