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

 

pill

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pill
BrE BrE//pɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪl//
 
he / she / it pills
BrE BrE//pɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪlz//
 
past simple pilled
BrE BrE//pɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪld//
 
past participle pilled
BrE BrE//pɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪld//
 
-ing form pilling
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (of a piece of clothing, especially one made of wool) to become covered in very small balls of fibre Word Originverb 1960s: from the noun pill denoting a small ball of fluff, extended sense of pill ‘tablet’.
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