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moot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmootmoot1 /muːt/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 → a moot point/question2 American EnglishDON'T THINK SO/DOUBT IT a situation or possible action that is moot is no longer likely to happen or exist 🔊 The fear that airstrikes could endanger troops is moot now that the army is withdrawing.
Examples from the Corpus
moot• Even if Proposition 559 passes, it will become moot if the Supreme Court says it's unconstitutional.• It is a moot point whether hierarchies exist outside our own thought processes.• It's a moot point whether this is censorship.• Quite how long Lord Young was proposing to delay publication is a moot point.• Whether the law should be this is a moot point.• Whether they have appeared as part of the C. and A.G.'s audit is a moot point.• Whether this input has made a significant impact on the pattern of activity is a moot point.
mootmoot2 verb 🔊 🔊 → be mooted→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
moot• A final version has already been mooted.• Misha F is against pets in principle, but admitted to having three cats and mooted a Chekhov sequel, Three Cats.• Such is the Delors-led demand for uniformity that even this was mooted as a possibility.• As Jubilee 2000 draws to a close next month, climate change has been mooted as a possible successor issue.• Paris was mooted but when Henrietta could not find her passport they eloped to Edinburgh.• A new approach was being mooted in the heaving undergrowth of ultra-left literature.• It was mooted the association could offer a unique police view of current problems.• Once the trip was mooted, there were weeks of indecision about who would go and when.
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Verb table
moot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymoot
he, she, itmoots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymooted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mooted
he, she, ithas mooted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mooted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill moot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mooted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mooting
he, she, itis mooting
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you, we, theyare mooting
Past
I, he, she, itwas mooting
you, we, theywere mooting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mooting
he, she, ithas been mooting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mooting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mooting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mooting
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