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Idle \I"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Idled; p. pr. & vb. n. Idling.] To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.


vb. (en-past of: idle)

Usage examples of "idled".

He stared at her as the other boat idled toward him, his black eyes glittering with intensity.

But it was warmer in the truck than it was outside, and after it had idled a few minutes, warm air began blowing from the vents.

The spar had idled past the quarter-deck, and for a brief instant he had seen Betts staring up at him.

There was a fresh morning breeze to fill the lugger's sails, and as the last' marine scrambled gasping over the bulwark the boat idled clear.

A parleur could not utter the man's sympathy for this spacefarer, idled and isolated.

Now that we are here, in — in this everydayness, I worry about how you'll come to feel, how much it will hurt you, being always idled and confined.

The water was way too shallow for the ski boat, so the boyfriends idled it about fifty yards from the stilt house.

Ancient and stupid, but equipped with new chemical elements and contributions, the fog loomed and idled, hoping it wasn't in the way.