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Definition of putter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they putter
    he / she / it putters
    past simple puttered
    -ing form puttering
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a boat or vehicle) to make a repeated low sound as it moves slowly the puttering of the engine as it reduced speed
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to do things or move without hurrying, especially when you are doing something that you enjoy and that is not important I spent the morning puttering around the house.
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