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verb [intransitive] formal prevaricate pronunciation in American English /prɪˈverɪˌkeɪt/
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present tense
present participleprevaricating
past tenseprevaricated
past participleprevaricated
  1. to avoid saying or doing something because you want to cause a delay or hide the truth

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 prevaricate pronunciation in American English /prɪˌverɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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