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

     

    tootle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtl//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tootle
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtl//
     
    he / she / it tootles
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtlz//
     
    past simple tootled
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtld//
     
    past participle tootled
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtld//
     
    -ing form tootling
    BrE BrE//ˈtuːtlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk, drive, etc. somewhere without hurrying
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] tootle (something) to produce a series of notes by blowing into a musical instrument
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: frequentative of toot.
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