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verb British informal     pootle pronunciation in British English
/ˈpuːt(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypootle
he/she/itpootles
present participlepootling
past tensepootled
past participlepootled

phrasal verbs

pootle about

[intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypootle about
he/she/itpootles about
present participlepootling about
past tensepootled about
past participlepootled about

pootle along

[intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypootle along
he/she/itpootles along
present participlepootling along
past tensepootled along
past participlepootled along
to move along slowly and in a relaxed way, especially in a car
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