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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 ?
Some people thought she might have strayed there of her own accord, for she was of the toddling age.
And little Eliza seconds the effort, by toddling up to her father, and trying to pull the book out of his hand, and install herself on his knee as a substitute.
So when she was a sickly, fretful, ugly little baby she was kept out of the way, and when she became a sickly, fretful, toddling thing she was kept out of the way also.
Many dear old ladies who daily look at tiny shoes lying in lavender-scented drawers, and weep as they think of the tiny feet whose toddling march is done, and sweet-faced young ones who place each night beneath their pillow some lock that once curled on a boyish head that the salt waves have kissed to death, will call me a nasty cynical brute and say I'm talking nonsense; but I believe, nevertheless, that if they will ask themselves truthfully whether they find it unpleasant to dwell thus on their sorrow, they will be compelled to answer "No.
Yes, my youngster; so that in that country you'd be toddling after your mammy yet, and that old chap yonder, who looks about fifty, would only be a little shaver of four and a half.
Philip would have liked to drive on further, it was distasteful to him to go back to his rooms, and he wanted the air; but the desire to see the child clutched suddenly at his heartstrings, and he smiled to himself as he thought of her toddling towards him with a crow of delight.
Also, he had once nearly had an eye poked out by a toddling papoose.
One tiny creature in blue plush was casting despairing glances after a very small lord of creation who was walking away with a toddling belle in white, while a second young gentleman in gorgeous purple gaiters was endeavoring to console the deserted damsel.
He was seen one afternoon by a policeman, new to that beat, deliberately toddling away from her house, and being questioned answered that he was "a doin' home.
When we next hear of him he is a big boy, the hero of the nursery with four little sisters, and a wee, toddling, baby brother, to all of whom he loved to play big brother.