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putter in Colours & sounds topic

putterputter2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]  1 American EnglishSPEND TIME (also putter around) to spend time doing things that are not very important in a relaxed way syn potter British English I puttered around for a while, cleaning up the kitchen.2 American English to walk or move slowly and without hurrying A little boy puttered along the sidewalk.3 British English informalCSOUND to make the low sound that a vehicle makes when it is moving slowly A motor boat puttered by.→ See Verb table
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putterIn an older child, does he like to run fast or just putter along?But it was a very exclusive part of town and there were always eccentric ladies puttering around at night.I think of a boat and a gentle current, and of my days puttering around Squaw Lake.The puttering echoed around us, mixing its hard metallic ringing with the howl of the wind.Soon after Guglielmo Marconi discovered wireless communication, dabblers throughout the world began puttering with transmitters.