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too·tle

 (to͞ot′l)
intr.v. too·tled, too·tling, too·tles
1. To toot softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
2. Informal To walk or drive in a leisurely manner; amble: spent the morning tootling around town.
n.
The act or sound of tooting softly and repeatedly, as on a flute.
Phrasal Verb:
tootle off Informal
To depart; go.

[Frequentative of toot.]
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tootle

(ˈtuːtəl)
vb
to toot or hoot softly or repeatedly: the flute tootled quietly.
n
a soft hoot or series of hoots
[C19: from toot1]
ˈtootler n

tootle

(ˈtuːtəl)
vb
(intr) to go, esp by car
n
a drive, esp a short pleasure trip
[C19: from tootle1, imitative of the horn of a car]
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too•tle

(ˈtut l)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to toot gently or repeatedly as on a flute.
2. to proceed in a leisurely way.
n.
3. the sound made by tooting on a flute or the like.
[1810–20]
too′tler, n.
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tootle

- To toot continuously, as notes on a wind instrument.
See also related terms for wind instrument.
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tootle


Past participle: tootled
Gerund: tootling

Imperative
tootle
tootle
Present
I tootle
you tootle
he/she/it tootles
we tootle
you tootle
they tootle
Preterite
I tootled
you tootled
he/she/it tootled
we tootled
you tootled
they tootled
Present Continuous
I am tootling
you are tootling
he/she/it is tootling
we are tootling
you are tootling
they are tootling
Present Perfect
I have tootled
you have tootled
he/she/it has tootled
we have tootled
you have tootled
they have tootled
Past Continuous
I was tootling
you were tootling
he/she/it was tootling
we were tootling
you were tootling
they were tootling
Past Perfect
I had tootled
you had tootled
he/she/it had tootled
we had tootled
you had tootled
they had tootled
Future
I will tootle
you will tootle
he/she/it will tootle
we will tootle
you will tootle
they will tootle
Future Perfect
I will have tootled
you will have tootled
he/she/it will have tootled
we will have tootled
you will have tootled
they will have tootled
Future Continuous
I will be tootling
you will be tootling
he/she/it will be tootling
we will be tootling
you will be tootling
they will be tootling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tootling
you have been tootling
he/she/it has been tootling
we have been tootling
you have been tootling
they have been tootling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tootling
you will have been tootling
he/she/it will have been tootling
we will have been tootling
you will have been tootling
they will have been tootling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tootling
you had been tootling
he/she/it had been tootling
we had been tootling
you had been tootling
they had been tootling
Conditional
I would tootle
you would tootle
he/she/it would tootle
we would tootle
you would tootle
they would tootle
Past Conditional
I would have tootled
you would have tootled
he/she/it would have tootled
we would have tootled
you would have tootled
they would have tootled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tootle - the sound of casual playing on a musical instrumenttootle - the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument; "he enjoyed hearing the tootles of their horns as the musicians warmed up"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.tootle - play (a musical instrument) casuallytootle - play (a musical instrument) casually; "the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody"
beep, claxon, honk, toot, blare - make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"
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Translations

tootle

[ˈtuːtl]
A. N (Mus) → sonido m breve (de flauta, trompeta )
B. VT [+ flute etc] → tocar
C. VI
1. (Mus) → tocar la flauta
2. (Aut) we tootled down to Brightonhicimos una escapada a Brighton, fuimos de excursión a Brighton
we were tootling along at 60íbamos a 60
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tootle

(esp Brit inf)
vi
(on whistle etc: also tootle away) → vor sich hin dudeln (inf)
(= drive)juckeln (inf); (= go)trotten, zotteln; I’ll just tootle (down) to the shopsich geh bloß mal eben (runter) einkaufen; it’s time I was tootling offes wird Zeit, dass ich abzottele (inf)
n to give a tootle on the car hornhupen; to give a tootle on a whistleauf einer Flöte herumdudeln (inf)
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Occasionally they get together and tootle off somewhere pleasant, on this occasion to a place I had vaguely heard of but never visited Bhamala.
Old school attitudes no longer work, with players or people able to tootle off to human resources to air grievances.
So, they tootle off to those retail shopping outlets where they and their family can have a full day out and the parking is free and well organised.
But what I can't and never will grasp until my dying breath are those folks who climb into their motors to tootle off to Sandringham to gawp at the Royals ritually trooping into their Christmas morning service.