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

 

loaf

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ləʊf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loaf
BrE BrE//ləʊf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊf//
 
he / she / it loafs
BrE BrE//ləʊfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊfs//
 
past simple loafed
BrE BrE//ləʊft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊft//
 
past participle loafed
BrE BrE//ləʊft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊft//
 
-ing form loafing
BrE BrE//ˈləʊfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊfɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] loaf (about/around) (informal) to spend your time not doing anything, especially when you should be working synonym hang about A group of kids were loafing around outside. Word Originverb mid 19th cent.: probably a back-formation from loafer.
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