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verb waltz pronunciation in British English /wɔːls/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywaltz
he/she/itwaltzes
present participlewaltzing
past tensewaltzed
past participlewaltzed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to dance a waltz, or to lead someone in dancing a waltz
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to turn, spin, or move quickly and smoothly as if dancing a waltz
    waltz round:

    The boat waltzed round in the eddying water.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] informal to walk or go somewhere in a relaxed and confident way
    waltz in/into/past:

    Who does he think he is, waltzing in like that?

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to succeed at something or to achieve something very easily

    Scotland waltzed to a 40–0 victory.

    waltz through:

    He waltzed through his exams and got a distinction.

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