lie idle

ætlicgan

English to the Old English. 2014.

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  • idle — I UK [ˈaɪd(ə)l] / US adjective Word forms idle : adjective idle comparative idler superlative idlest 1) a) machines or factories that are idle are not being used The extra power stations are idle when demand is lower. stand/lie/sit idle: Valuable …   English dictionary

  • idle — i|dle1 [ aıdl ] adjective 1. ) machines or factories that are idle are not being used: The extra power stations are idle when demand is lower. stand/lie/sit idle: Valuable machinery is left to lie idle for long periods. a ) workers who are idle… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • idle — [ˈaɪd(ə)l] adj I 1) not working or being used Valuable machinery is left to lie idle for long periods.[/ex] 2) lazy 3) lacking a good reason or real purpose idle talk/gossip[/ex] idleness noun [U] idly [ˈaɪd(ə)li] adv II verb [I/T] idle… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • idle — ▪ I. idle i‧dle 1 [ˈaɪdl] adjective not active or being used: • Today, its airplane manufacturing plants are largely idle. • Carefully planned loading can reduce idle time (= time when people or machines are not working ) .   [m0] ▪ II. idle …   Financial and business terms

  • idle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Idle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑engine {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 lazy VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain, stay …   Collocations dictionary

  • lie around — verb hang around idly (Freq. 1) She did all the work while he lay around • Syn: ↑lie about • Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate …   Useful english dictionary

  • idle — Synonyms and related words: abortive, absurd, airy, amble, ambling, asinine, asleep, at a standstill, at anchor, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, available, baseless, be a sideliner, be still, bootless, brogue, bum, bum around, catchpenny,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lie about — verb hang around idly She did all the work while he lay around • Syn: ↑lie around • Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • To lie on the oars — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ætlicgan — lie idle …   The Old English to English

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