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prattle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprattleprat‧tle /ˈprætl/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 TALK TO somebodyto talk continuously about silly and unimportant thingsprattle away/on 🔊 What’s Sarah prattling on about?see thesaurus at talkprattle noun [uncountable]prattler noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
prattleHow the hell was he going to get the information he required from her with the conductor prattling about?And the prospect of the world's leaders prattling away while the Earth burns around them is a pretty gloomy one.She's a loose-tongued, prattling creature, like most women of her class.Mme Bluot was most impressed when she heard Didier enter the shop, prattling in a language she did not understand.The Colleen - what a tiring girl she sounds - prattled incessantly of horses.For the rest of the journey Maria prattled on about Bradford, but Ruth did not hear a word.At dinner they prattled on about the war.To gossip: to natter, to prattle, to chatter, to tittle-tattle, to jabber, to jaw.prattle away/onFor the rest of the journey Maria prattled on about Bradford, but Ruth did not hear a word.At dinner they prattled on about the war.The lawmakers prattle on about wanting greater continuity.And the prospect of the world's leaders prattling away while the Earth burns around them is a pretty gloomy one.
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Verb table
prattle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprattle
he, she, itprattles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprattled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave prattled
he, she, ithas prattled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad prattled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prattle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have prattled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam prattling
he, she, itis prattling
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you, we, theyare prattling
Past
I, he, she, itwas prattling
you, we, theywere prattling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been prattling
he, she, ithas been prattling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been prattling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be prattling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been prattling
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