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waffle

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wafflewaf‧fle1 /ˈwɒfəl $ ˈwɑː-/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 waffle.jpg DFF[countable] a flat cake, marked with a pattern of deep squares2 [uncountable] British English informalUNIMPORTANT talk or writing that uses a lot of words but says nothing important
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waffleThis should prevent wandering and waffle in your answer.I was making waffles and he thought I looked at him wrong.The lady who got accidentally dosed while she was making waffles.Now you can get pancakes, waffles and omelets with hash browns.There was a lot of polite waffle about how well the Princess and her family were looking before anyone got to the point.Unfortunately F and H's waffle had used up the allotted time.
wafflewaffle2 verb [intransitive] informal 🔊 🔊 1 British English (also waffle on)TALK TO somebody to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything important 🔊 Stop waffling and get to the point.see thesaurus at talk2 American English informalNOT SURE to be unable to decide what action to take 🔊 He cannot continue to waffle on this issue.→ See Verb table
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waffleHe didn't know what he was talking about - he was just waffling.Is not it time that he built the economy in a constructive way rather than just waffling about it?Boyd waffled and watched while the county got flushed down the fiscal toilet.This is no time for waffling, hedging, or invoking executive privilege.Interviewers dislike candidates who just sit there and waffle instead of answering the questions.Must stop waffling on and finish chapter 19 of the great work!
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Verb table
waffle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywaffle
he, she, itwaffles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywaffled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave waffled
he, she, ithas waffled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad waffled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill waffle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have waffled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam waffling
he, she, itis waffling
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you, we, theyare waffling
Past
I, he, she, itwas waffling
you, we, theywere waffling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been waffling
he, she, ithas been waffling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been waffling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be waffling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been waffling
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