toddle


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tod·dle

 (tŏd′l)
intr.v. tod·dled, tod·dling, tod·dles
1. To walk with short, unsteady steps.
2. To walk leisurely; stroll.
n.
An unsteady gait.

[Origin unknown.]

toddle

(ˈtɒdəl)
vb (intr)
1. to walk with short unsteady steps, as a child does when learning to walk
2. (foll by off) jocular to depart
3. jocular (foll by: round, over, etc) to stroll; amble
n
the act or an instance of toddling
[C16 (Scottish and northern English): of obscure origin]

tod•dle

(ˈtɒd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.i.
1. to move with short, unsteady steps, as a young child.
n.
2. the act of toddling.
3. an unsteady gait.
[1490–1500; perhaps to (tter) + (wa) ddle]

toddle


Past participle: toddled
Gerund: toddling

Imperative
toddle
toddle
Present
I toddle
you toddle
he/she/it toddles
we toddle
you toddle
they toddle
Preterite
I toddled
you toddled
he/she/it toddled
we toddled
you toddled
they toddled
Present Continuous
I am toddling
you are toddling
he/she/it is toddling
we are toddling
you are toddling
they are toddling
Present Perfect
I have toddled
you have toddled
he/she/it has toddled
we have toddled
you have toddled
they have toddled
Past Continuous
I was toddling
you were toddling
he/she/it was toddling
we were toddling
you were toddling
they were toddling
Past Perfect
I had toddled
you had toddled
he/she/it had toddled
we had toddled
you had toddled
they had toddled
Future
I will toddle
you will toddle
he/she/it will toddle
we will toddle
you will toddle
they will toddle
Future Perfect
I will have toddled
you will have toddled
he/she/it will have toddled
we will have toddled
you will have toddled
they will have toddled
Future Continuous
I will be toddling
you will be toddling
he/she/it will be toddling
we will be toddling
you will be toddling
they will be toddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toddling
you have been toddling
he/she/it has been toddling
we have been toddling
you have been toddling
they have been toddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toddling
you will have been toddling
he/she/it will have been toddling
we will have been toddling
you will have been toddling
they will have been toddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toddling
you had been toddling
he/she/it had been toddling
we had been toddling
you had been toddling
they had been toddling
Conditional
I would toddle
you would toddle
he/she/it would toddle
we would toddle
you would toddle
they would toddle
Past Conditional
I would have toddled
you would have toddled
he/she/it would have toddled
we would have toddled
you would have toddled
they would have toddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.toddle - walk unsteadilytoddle - walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
Translations
يَدْرُج، يَمْشي بِخُطى قَصيرَةً
batolit se
stolpre omkring
totyog
vappa, kjaga
kas strapinėjanetvirtai eitipradedantis vaikščiotistrapinėti
čāpotnedroši spert soļus
batoliť sa
tıpış tıpış yürümek

toddle

[ˈtɒdl] VI
1. (= begin to walk) → empezar a andar, dar los primeros pasos; (= walk unsteadily) → caminar sin seguridad
2. (= go) → marcharse; (= stroll) → dar un paseo; (= depart) (also toddle off) → irse, marcharse
he toddled offse marchó
we must be toddlinges hora de irnos
so I toddled round to see himasí que fui a visitarle

toddle

[ˈtɒdəl] vi [child] → faire ses premiers pas

toddle

vi
(child)wackelnd laufen; the little boy toddled into the roomder kleine Junge kam ins Zimmer gewackelt
(inf: = walk) → gehen; (= leave: also toddle off) → abzwitschern (inf); well, I’d better be toddling (off)ich zwitschere wohl besser mal ab (inf); could you just toddle down to the shops and …könntest du mal zu den Geschäften runtergehen und …
n (inf) to go for a toddlean die Luft gehen

toddle

[ˈtɒdl] vi (child) to toddle in/outentrare/uscire a passettini (fam) (adult) he toddled offse n'è andato camminando tranquillamente

toddle

(ˈtodl) verb
(especially of a very young child) to walk unsteadily. The child is toddling.
ˈtoddler noun
a very young child (who has just begun to be able to walk).
References in classic literature ?
As soon as he was old enough to sit up alone and toddle about, another affliction, the nervous motion of his body, became apparent.
When he got to be old enough to begin to toddle about and say broken words and get an idea of what his hands were for, he was a more consummate pest than ever.
The moment Roxy's back was turned he would toddle to the presence of the tongs and say, "Like it
Presently she slipped from his knee and began to toddle about, but with a pretty stagger that made Silas jump up and follow her lest she should fall against anything that would hurt her.
It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief--a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
I haven't got used to it yet," she said, petulantly, kicking at her train, as she turned to toddle back again.
Smith would seize his stick and toddle off for a solitary walk.
You might learn in time to stand on your own legs, and perhaps to toddle along a bit.
When it was discreet to stop the play, Betty Higden said 'Go to your seats Toddles and Poddles,' and they returned hand-in-hand across country, seeming to find the brooks rather swollen by late rains.
This alarming note of something wrong instantly terrified Toddles and Poddles, who were no sooner heard to roar surprisingly, than Johnny, curving himself the wrong way and striking out at Mrs Boffin with a pair of indifferent shoes, became a prey to despair.
This still further brightened the face of affairs; for, the highly sympathetic Sloppy, first broadly staring and grinning, and then roaring with laughter, Toddles and Poddles followed suit, and Johnny trumped the trick.