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pootle

(ˈpuːtəl)
vb
(intr) informal Brit to travel or go in a relaxed or leisurely manner
[C20: from p(oodle) to travel + (t)ootle2]
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You might think he's swanning off on a cruise for the most part of the year, or pootling around Italy with Steve Coogan in a Mini Cooper but Brydon's come a long way from his humble beginnings at school in Porthcawl.
From youngsters starting off to grannies pootling to the gym, with young couples, mum's and boy racers in between, it fairly does the job.
After some pootling around on the flat bits, I decided that one was too sluggish and three was too twitchy, and like Goldilocks settled for the nice soft bed in the middle.
Ed Miliband has been pootling around Scotland this week trying to persuade people to vote NO to Independence.
LOVED Pootling around the island on the ancient, brightly coloured, single-speed bikes with big wheels and comfy saddles and picking one of the hammocks strung up at isolated spots.
I can't stomach those soft focus shots of that so-called man of the people pootling round his meticulously distressed kitchen and "throwing together" suppers from the contents of his backyard herb garden and whatever leftovers happen to be the larder.
I'd looked up from checking my mink traps to savour the spring sunshine, when lo and behold, pootling about in the middle distance was a Water Rail.
To be fair, though, there is an Eco drive mode with automatic start/stop function to help keep petrol costs down when pootling around town, which is something the VXR does cope easily with given it's pace-focused set up.
On one hand, it is great to see so many folk pootling along on bikes.
Effectively the Pixo is a repackaged version of Suzuki's Alto and, just like it's sister model, its main appeal is in offering a cheap and cheerful option for those on a tight budget whose motoring needs rarely stretch beyond pootling around the urban jungle.
Effectively the Pixo is a repackaged version of Suzuki's Alto and like its sister model, its appeal is in offering a cheap option for those on a tight budget whose motoring needs rarely stretch beyond pootling around the urban jungle.
Of course, if you make use of all that power at your disposal then economy figures will plummet but in all honesty I was quite happy pootling along much of the time.