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

     

    waltz

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɔːls//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːls//
     
    ; BrE BrE//wɔːlts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːlts//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waltz
    BrE BrE//wɔːls//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːls//
     
    ; BrE BrE//wɔːlts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːlts//
     
    he / she / it waltzes
    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːlsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːlsɪz//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈwɔːltsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːltsɪz//
     
    past simple waltzed
    BrE BrE//wɔːlst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːlst//
     
    ; BrE BrE//wɔːltst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːltst//
     
    past participle waltzed
    BrE BrE//wɔːlst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːlst//
     
    ; BrE BrE//wɔːltst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːltst//
     
    -ing form waltzing
    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːlsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːlsɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈwɔːltsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːltsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to dance a waltz (+ adv./prep.) I watched them waltzing across the floor. waltz somebody + adv./prep. He waltzed her around the room.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to walk or go somewhere in a very confident way I don't like him waltzing into the house as if he owned it.
  3. 3[intransitive] waltz (through something) to complete or achieve something without any difficulty The recruits have waltzed through their training.
  4. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from German Walzer, from walzen ‘revolve’. Phrasal Verbswaltz off
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: waltz

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