- 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[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[intransitive] waltz (through something) to complete or achieve something without any difficulty The recruits have waltzed through their training. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from German Walzer, from walzen
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//