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  • 1 idle away — ˌidle a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they idle away he/she/it idles away present participle idling away past tense idled away …

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  • 2 idle away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms idle away : present tense I/you/we/they idle away he/she/it idles away present participle idling away past tense idled away past participle idled away to spend time relaxing and doing nothing Morse idled away… …

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  • 3 idle away — PHRASAL VERB If you idle away a period of time, you spend it doing very little. [V P n (not pron)] Residents were mowing their lawns, washing their cars and otherwise idling away a pleasant, sunny day... [V n P] He idled the time away in dreamy… …

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  • 4 idle away — phr verb Idle away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑time …

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  • 5 time — n 1. chronology; duration. 2. point, juncture, moment, instant, hour, day; period, spell, span, stretch, while, tide, term, tenure; interval, interim, intermission, interregnum, interruption, interlude, pause, break, hiatus; turn, shift, watch;… …

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  • 6 idle — [īd′ l] adj. idler, idlest [ME idel < OE, empty, akin to Ger eitel, vain, empty < ? IE base * ai dh, to burn, shine: basic sense, either “only apparent, seeming” or “burned out”] 1. a) having no value, use, or significance; worthless;… …

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  • 7 idle — adj 1 *vain, nugatory, otiose, empty, hollow Analogous words: fruitless, bootless, *futile, vain: *ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious: trivial, paltry, *petty, trifling Contrasted words: significant, pregnant, meaningful (see …

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  • 8 idle — i|dle1 [ˈaıdl] adj [: Old English; Origin: idel] 1.) not working or producing anything ≠ ↑busy ▪ I cannot afford to leave the land lying idle . ▪ The whole team stood idle , waiting for the mechanic. ▪ The workers have been idle for the last six… …

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  • 9 idle — idleness, n. idly, adv. /uyd l/, adj., idler, idlest, v. idled, idling, n. adj. 1. not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers. 2. not spent or filled with activity: idle hours. 3. not in use or operation; not kept busy: idle… …

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  • 10 idle — i•dle [[t]ˈaɪd l[/t]] adj. i•dler, i•dlest, 1) not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing 2) not filled with activity: idle hours[/ex] 3) not in use or operation: idle machinery[/ex] 4) habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy 5) of… …

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  • 11 time — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 what is measured in minutes, hours, days, etc. TIME + VERB ▪ elapse, go by, pass ▪ As time went by we saw less and less of each other. ▪ The changing seasons mark the passing of time …

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  • 12 idle — Synonyms and related words: abortive, absurd, airy, amble, ambling, asinine, asleep, at a standstill, at anchor, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, available, baseless, be a sideliner, be still, bootless, brogue, bum, bum around, catchpenny,… …

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  • 13 idle — [[t]a͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] idles, idling, idled 1) ADJ: v link ADJ If people who were working are idle, they have no jobs or work. Employees have been idle almost a month because of shortages. Ant: busy 2) ADJ: v link ADJ If machines or factories are idle …

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  • 14 idle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. vain, useless, futile, fruitless, pointless, aimless; out of work, unemployed, inactive, at rest; vacant, empty. See inactivity, uselessness, unimportance.Ant., active, busy. II (Roget s IV) modif.… …

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  • 15 away — a•way [[t]əˈweɪ[/t]] adv. 1) from this or that place; off: to go away[/ex] 2) aside; to another place; in another direction: to turn one s eyes away; to turn away customers[/ex] 3) far; apart: away back; away from the subject[/ex] 4) out of one s …

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  • 16 idle — adj 1. inactive, unoccupied, at leisure, doing nothing; unemployed, workless, out of work, not working, jobless, out of a job, Inf. collecting, on the dole, on welfare; vagrant, Inf. on the bum. 2. unfilled, vacuous, vacant, empty, not in use,… …

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  • 18 Time Flies... 1994-2009 — Album par Oasis Sortie 14 juin 2010 Enregistrement 1993 2008 Genre Britpop Rock alternatif Rock psychédélique Producteur …

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  • 20 idle — i|dle1 [ aıdl ] adjective 1. ) machines or factories that are idle are not being used: The extra power stations are idle when demand is lower. stand/lie/sit idle: Valuable machinery is left to lie idle for long periods. a ) workers who are idle… …

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