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

 

gab

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verb
BrE BrE//ɡæb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gab
BrE BrE//ɡæb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæb//
 
he / she / it gabs
BrE BrE//ɡæbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæbz//
 
past simple gabbed
BrE BrE//ɡæbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæbd//
 
past participle gabbed
BrE BrE//ɡæbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæbd//
 
-ing form gabbing
BrE BrE//ˈɡæbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæbɪŋ//
 
 
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(gabbing, gabbed) (informal) [intransitive] to talk for a long time about things that are not important They’ve been gabbing on the phone for nearly two hours. Word Origin early 18th cent.: variant of gob ‘mouth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gab

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