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putter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Golf
putterput‧ter1 /ˈpʌtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  putter.jpg DSGa type of golf club (=stick), used to hit the ball a short distance towards or into the hole
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putterA £19.95 investment in a Blackjack putter is the catalyst which has brought about a change in fortune for Davies.My Ray Cook putter has me hitting 2-footers like Ray Charles.Craig Stadler lost his putter on Thursday.Manuel had selected a wedge; his caddie was waiting beside the green with his putter.I reminded him about the putter and took possession of it in the car park.You have the divot in your left hand and the putter in your right.He grabbed the putter from me and funneled all his temporary hatred for the game into effort and sank that twenty-footer.Avoid grounding your putter head at address should there be any chance of the ball moving.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
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.
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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.
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putter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyputter
he, she, itputters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyputtered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave puttered
he, she, ithas puttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad puttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill putter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have puttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam puttering
he, she, itis puttering
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you, we, theyare puttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas puttering
you, we, theywere puttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been puttering
he, she, ithas been puttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been puttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be puttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been puttering
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