pootle

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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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Despite their doubts, though, the This Morning team pootled up the River Thames aboard a water cruiser packed with Clover, the This Morning dog, and a host of ITV daytime stars no doubt praying a rogue tide wouldn't wipe out half the channel's programme schedule.
I pootled along happily in my Nissan LEAF content that, as it has no engine but is electric, I didn't, for the first time ever, have to worry about engine antifreeze.
I donned overalls and a helmet, and as we pootled onto the track the nerves kicked in.
Evergreen former Grand Prix road race star Mick Grant pootled his little Bantam around as calmly as if delivering telegrams for a fine third place, level on points with Alistair Jackson on three marks lost, and Great Ayton's David Brown brought the first modern bike home, just in front of Duncan McDonald on his superbly prepped Ariel.
But what if it was this magical place inhabited by creatures that pootled about on three wheels instead of legs, who lived in fear of a Welsh witch who lived in a massive kettle with a talking spell book and a telescope up high on a hill?
Anchor The Z-elebs then pootled around on their boats on yet another ITV-funded jolly (see Joanna Lumley, Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan and Griff Rhys Jones for further details).
A goosander pootled the Conwy estuary, with pintail and Cetti's warbler at RSPB Conwy.
March 8, Lady Rona Delves Broughton pootled along to a board meeting at Planestation and gave Oliver Iny the sack.
S Club 7 shortened the name, becoming the more streamlined and less challenging for the numerically illiterate S Club, and things pootled along calmly for a while.
British bikes produced much sound and fury,but basically pootled along about as fast as your grandma's Austin Allegro.
The thought cropped up the other day when a bike pootled towards me.