fribble

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frib·ble

 (frĭb′əl)
v. frib·bled, frib·bling, frib·bles
v.tr.
To waste (time, for example); fritter (something) away.
v.intr.
To waste time.
n.
1. A trifle; a frivolity.
2. A frivolous person.

[Origin unknown.]

frib′bler n.

fribble

(ˈfrɪbəl)
vb
1. (tr) to fritter away; waste
2. (intr) to act frivolously; trifle
n
a wasteful or frivolous person or action
adj
frivolous; trifling
[C17: of unknown origin]
ˈfribbler n

frib•ble

(ˈfrɪb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to act in a frivolous manner.
v.t.
2. to waste foolishly (often fol. by away).
n.
3. a frivolous person or thing.
[1620–30]
frib′bler, n.

fribble


Past participle: fribbled
Gerund: fribbling

Imperative
fribble
fribble
Present
I fribble
you fribble
he/she/it fribbles
we fribble
you fribble
they fribble
Preterite
I fribbled
you fribbled
he/she/it fribbled
we fribbled
you fribbled
they fribbled
Present Continuous
I am fribbling
you are fribbling
he/she/it is fribbling
we are fribbling
you are fribbling
they are fribbling
Present Perfect
I have fribbled
you have fribbled
he/she/it has fribbled
we have fribbled
you have fribbled
they have fribbled
Past Continuous
I was fribbling
you were fribbling
he/she/it was fribbling
we were fribbling
you were fribbling
they were fribbling
Past Perfect
I had fribbled
you had fribbled
he/she/it had fribbled
we had fribbled
you had fribbled
they had fribbled
Future
I will fribble
you will fribble
he/she/it will fribble
we will fribble
you will fribble
they will fribble
Future Perfect
I will have fribbled
you will have fribbled
he/she/it will have fribbled
we will have fribbled
you will have fribbled
they will have fribbled
Future Continuous
I will be fribbling
you will be fribbling
he/she/it will be fribbling
we will be fribbling
you will be fribbling
they will be fribbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fribbling
you have been fribbling
he/she/it has been fribbling
we have been fribbling
you have been fribbling
they have been fribbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fribbling
you will have been fribbling
he/she/it will have been fribbling
we will have been fribbling
you will have been fribbling
they will have been fribbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fribbling
you had been fribbling
he/she/it had been fribbling
we had been fribbling
you had been fribbling
they had been fribbling
Conditional
I would fribble
you would fribble
he/she/it would fribble
we would fribble
you would fribble
they would fribble
Past Conditional
I would have fribbled
you would have fribbled
he/she/it would have fribbled
we would have fribbled
you would have fribbled
they would have fribbled
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If Coleridge fribbled away much of his copious vapor on talk and Teutonic chimeras, well, what of it?