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what does "Waded in with criticism" mean?

even Mr. Mohsen, widely believed to have benefited from the Guard’s engineering in 2009, waded in with criticism

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    In English, wade means to walk in shallow water, generally towards deeper water. Used as an expression like this, it means to start something slowly, before going further along in the process. In this sentence, the person "wading" began the process of criticizing someone or something else.

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