Definition of party verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

party

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrti//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they party
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrti//
 
he / she / it parties
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtiz//
 
past simple partied
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtid//
 
past participle partied
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtid//
 
-ing form partying
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtiɪŋ//
 
 
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(parties, partying, partied, partied) [intransitive] (informal) to enjoy yourself, especially by eating, drinking alcohol and dancing They were out partying every night. That guy Jake—he really knows how to party! Word Origin Middle English (denoting a body of people united in opposition to others, also in sense (1)): from Old French partie, based on Latin partiri ‘divide into parts’. Sense (2) dates from the early 18th cent.
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