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intr.v. cla·vered, cla·ver·ing, cla·vers
To gossip or talk idly.
Gossip; idle talk.
[Perhaps of Celtic origin.]
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to talk idly; gossip
(often plural) idle talk; gossip
[C13: of uncertain origin]
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Past participle: clavered
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|Verb||1.||claver - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"|
chew the fat, chitchat, chit-chat, confab, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, chat, chaffer, confabulate, gossip, chatter, visit
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